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Oils Helped Fight H1N1 - Swine Flu

Author: Amanda A.
Date: 11-02-2010
Views: 8,420
Word Count: 449
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Testimonial ID: 4814-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Last winter, both of my young children came down with H1N1. Because of the use of essential oils, my children only exhibited the effects of the flu for three days, with only one 'bad' day each. I witnessed a co-worker of mine battle with her daughter's H1N1 for three weeks, and then with the pneumonia that followed for another several weeks. My children only suffered the effects of the flu for three days, and the way the oils helped them sure made a believer out of me! I did not have much experience with the oils prior to this, but I have since become an avid essential oils user!

Here is what we used to the best of my memory:

Thieves: We applied Thieves neat to the bottoms of their feet every few hours as well as diffused it during the day. We diluted Thieves with olive oil and swiped from their ear lobe to the collar bone, following the curve of the neck. Everyone else in our household applied Thieves to the neck and bottoms of our feet several times a day as well, to fight off the infection. No one else contracted the flu!

Peppermint: We applied Peppermint to the bottoms of the feet to drive in the Thieves. We also diluted Peppermint with olive oil and applied to the upper back and back of the neck to help cool their fevers.

Frankincense: We applied Frankincense neat to the neck, following the curve of the neck from the ear lobe down to the collar bone whenever they would start coughing or complain of throat pain. I have never seen anything work as well as Frankincense on a sore throat!

RC and Eucalyptus Radiata: We switched off between neat applications of RC and Eucalyptus Radiata to the chest to help with coughing and congestion.

NingXia Red juice: When their fevers were high, we gave them kiddie cups filled with NingXia Red. When they weren't fighting high fevers, we would dilute NingXia Red with water to put in their sippy cups. My son loved the taste, so it was no problem to get him to drink it. My daughter didn't like the NingXia very much, but she drank it much better when it was diluted with water.

Along with these, we kept lots of water and 100% juice drinks in them to help flush out toxins in their bodies.

My children only ran high fevers for one day each. They only exhibited effects of the flu for three days total, and back to their normal selves by day four! They never contracted any of the follow-up illnesses (like pneumonia) throughout the winter.

Praise God for His provision through the use of all-natural 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 — "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: virus — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
4.Associated topics: flu-(Influenza),swine-flu,virus — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
5.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
6.Associated topics: infection — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
7.Associated topics: infection,respiratory-system,sore-/-scratchy-throat — "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
8.Associated topics: infection — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link

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