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Stopped Chronic Cough With Essential Oils


Author: Joy M.
Date: 09-01-2009
Views: 15,288
Word Count: 206
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 3746-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I've had a chronic cough and runny nose for 7 years, since having pneumonia and taking antibiotics. It's exhausting and annoying for family and co-workers. Here's what I did: I drank 1 oz. apple cider with Thieves oil 3 to 4 times a day. At night I used a Cypress and Eucalyptus Blue oils on my chest, back, stomach and feet.

I didn't have any V-6 , so I used another carrier oil for the oils I put on my body. I also used Clove and Thyme oils (kept trying different ones).

After a couple of days, I started coughing up huge amounts of mucus--I couldn't believe the amount that came up! I grabbed Lavender oil by accident and put a drop into an ounce of apple cider vinegar. I drank that and it calmed my cough right down. Then I put Lemongrass oil on my feet and Eucalyptus Blue on my chest, neck, nose, sinuses, and stomach. I had a wonderful sleep and haven't had a coughing attack since.

This is a huge relief! I had tried many other remedies that didn't work. Now I'll know what to do if I start coughing again.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory — "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,cough — "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 — "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 — "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: congestion-(mucus) — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
6.Associated topics: respiratory — "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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