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What I Do For Colds And Flu


Author: Rev. Kay W.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 01-11-2005
Views: 4,127
Word Count: 297
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 580-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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Shortly before Christmas I started to get a sore throat and swollen glands. Bummer! Our son and his family were due here on the 27th. I just could not get really sick and give it to them. More than anything I wanted to be well to enjoy the family I had not seen in over 6 months!

Thursday night (23rd) I started taking the antibiotic oil formula. (12 drops of Thieves, 6 drops of Oregano, 2 drops of Frankincense) I also asked John to put the same solution up my spine twice a day. (I keep it mixed up.) By Saturday (Christmas) I could not feel any soreness in my throat or swelling in my glands. Praise the Creator! and Young Living Essential Oils. I continued the capsules (2 three time a day ) for one week. We are so blessed to have these oils.

The chiropractor's office I goto, every one has the crud. Why don't they stay home and not spread it I don't understand! Also, the family restaurant we enjoy, they all have it. John and I are both applying Thieves to each others back at night before we go to sleep. To reduce the heat of the oil we apply a small amount of V-6 first. I firmly believe that is preventing us from getting this crud.

I almost forgot, we diffuse Thieves 15 min out of every hour around the clock! My house smells great all the time! We are having an unseasonably warm winter here and as nice as it is I think the viruses and bacteria grow stronger when with a good cold winter it kills a lot of these bugs. I thank God for these oils.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: colds — "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: colds — "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: flu-(Influenza),colds — "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
4.Associated topics: 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
5.Associated topics: sore-/-scratchy-throat — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
6.Associated topics: sore-/-scratchy-throat — "[T]he antibacterial activity of lemongrass oil (LG) and its major components (citral, geraniol, and myrcene) against four strains of clinically isolated bovine mastitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli).., as well as their activity on S. aureus biofilm formation [were investigated].... [T]hey inhibit S. aureus biofilm formation and exhibit effective killing activities on preformed biofilms."Link

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