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RC Oil Nipped Asthmatic Cough In The Bud


Author: Grace S.
Date: 02-03-2011
Views: 8,093
Word Count: 221
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 5351-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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The lungs in our family are not so good. We've all been diagnosed with asthma, possibly cough-variant asthma. We don't wheeze much, but if we get congestion we can't get rid of the resulting coughs for a very long time.

I had a few days during the first cold snap of fall in Michigan in November of 2010 where I would feel the forced cough that occurs when I walk out into dry, frigid air. The doctor says this is from asthma too.

So in Nov 2010, I decided to be proactive. I mixed a couple drops of the RC oil blend in a base of V-6 oil. I rubbed the mixture over my throat and lungs morning and night. After several days of this, I didn't cough anymore, no matter what the weather was like.

So when my 24-year old son came to visit, asking what to do about his asthmatic cough that was at its worst at night. I suggested that he try humidifying the air with the RC oil blend. I recommended that before retiring at night he fill a saucepan with boiled water, set it next to the radiator in his bedroom and add a couple drops of RC.

He returned a few days later and shared with me that he followed my suggestion, and it stopped his coughing.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,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: breathing,respiratory,cough,asthma — "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: breathing,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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