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Healed Daughter With Croup


Author: Deanna B.
Date: 01-21-2012
Views: 9,989
Word Count: 337
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 6772-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I have four children, all of which have suffered numerous bouts with the croup, which resulted in me finally obtaining a nebulizer from our physician so that I could treat it at home. Usually when my kids get croup, it begins in the middle of the night, with the most severe cases needing one, sometimes two breathing treatments and sitting outside in the cold air for a while. It usually takes at least an hour before they are breathing well enough to get back to sleep.

About 3 weeks ago, my youngest woke me up in the middle of the night having a difficult time breathing. She is not easily scared and has been through this before, but this was more serious than usual, and I could see it in her face and eyes...she was really scared.

I have only been doing oils for a few months, but I decided to try them before pulling out the nebulizer...and I was figuring that this would be a 2 treatment episode if we had to resort to that.

I placed Peace & Calming directly over her throat, on her right big toe, and then put Thieves on her right big toe as well. Her breathing was NORMAL in 5 minutes, and the barking cough was gone!!!! I really couldn't believe it! AND...she was able to sleep through the rest of the night without any more applications!!!!

The next day, she had 2 more episodes, but they were very mild, so I did the same thing again. I also gave her warm water with Thieves, Lemon and honey 2-3 times during the day. By that evening the croupy barking cough was GONE! The croupy cough usually occurs a few nights in a row, but we had no more night issues.

I continue to be amazed at what these oils can do. I am just reminded over and over again how much God so lovingly cares for us...He gives everything we need!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "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,croup — "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-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
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system,croup — "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: respiratory-system — "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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