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My Essential Oils Eliminated The Croup

Author: Letitia P.
Date: 10-04-2007
Views: 13,902
Word Count: 323
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 2454-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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My first big experience with Young Living oils came one month after I started using them. I wanted to find something that would help my son with croup. He was six at the time, but had been having episodes since he was two.

One night he started to get a barking cough. This was the first sign that it was going to be a bumpy night. The barking cough always led to difficulty breathing and spending the night in a steamy bathroom getting him to try to breathe. Not fun and very scary!

At the first sign of the barking, I got out my trusty Essential Oils Desk Reference and looked up what to do. I got out my bottle of the RC oil blend and rubbed a few drops on his chest. I then felt inspired to use the Exodus II blend on his feet. I rubbed on the oils, held his feet and said a prayer that they would work and that I would be inspired as to what to do.

I told him to lay still and concentrate on breathing and that I would be back to check on him in about 10 minutes. I left the room and crossed my fingers. I came back in 10 minutes and he was asleep! I was shocked. That had NEVER happened before. I went back to my room and waited for the barking, but I heard nothing. I stayed up listening and waiting.

In the morning he had a little cough, but that was as far as it went.

He had the beginnings of a croup attack one more time a few months later. The barking started and I got out my oils. The same thing happened again. He fell asleep.

He is 13 now and has never had another croup attack. I am so grateful that a friend told me about Young Living. I will never be without these high quality essential oils!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,cough,croup — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system,croup — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
5.Associated topics: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link

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