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Ocotea, Copaiba Oils & Type 1 Diabetes


Author: Kirstie Y.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 07-25-2010
Views: 16,111
Word Count: 190
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 4489-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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My 9 year old son has T1D and uses an insulin pump. When his blood glucose is high we give a correction dose of insulin through the pump as per normal protocol. In addition, he will put 1 drop of Ocotea in his hand and inhale.

In a person without diabetes blood glucose levels range between 3.5 to 7.8 millimoles (mmol/L) per litre of blood regardless of how they eat or exercise or what stress they are under. Keeping blood glucose in this range with type 1 diabetes is often difficult and sometimes dangerous when hypoglycemia can be just a mmol/L away.

I can expect his blood glucose monitoring to come down 10 mmol/L in 1 hour. This is a much quicker response than using insulin alone. If his blood glucose is very high he will swallow one drop of Copaiba.

This will bring his bgl down by an extra 5+ mmol/L in the same time period. If it is night time and he is asleep, I just put a few drops of the oil on the most accessible part of his body --back, tummy, feet, whatever. These oils are a godsend!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: autoimmune,diabetes — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
2.Associated topics: hypoglycemia,blood-sugar,diabetes — "Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."Link
3.Associated topics: hypoglycemia,blood-sugar,diabetes — "D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."Link
4.Associated topics: hypoglycemia,diabetes — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
5.Associated topics: hypoglycemia,diabetes — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link
6.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
7.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
8.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] could be useful for second-line therapy to reduce the inflammatory feature of SLE [systemic lupus erythematosus]."Link

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