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A Tight, Barking, Croupy Cough!

Author: Benny D.
Skill: Soapmaker
Date: 02-24-2012
Views: 12,206
Word Count: 342
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6873-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My daughter, who is also a type 1 diabetic, developed a very tight, raspy, croupy cough earlier this winter. She would cough so hard at times that she would start gagging. I know from her history (asthmatic as a baby), that this was going to get worse before it got better.

In the past, an illness like this lasted between 5-7 days with several nebulizer treatments, and ALWAYS ended up with a visit to the doctor and antibiotics. Because she is a type 1 diabetic, her immune system is pretty much depleted, so I know I had to be aggressive with her treatment.

I had been putting Peppermint on her chest and back and the Thieves oil blend on her feet continually for the first day and night. The second day, the cough got so bad that I could feel rattling in her back when she coughed. The poor thing was miserable.

I read in my essential oils reference book that Hyssop oil was WONDERFUL for breaking up tight coughs, however, I did not have any Hyssop oil on hand. I looked through all my oil blends and saw that the ImmuPower oil blend had Hyssop in it. So I started applying ImmuPower LIBERALLY all over her chest and back and then she went to bed.

Twenty minutes later, she woke up and told me she felt like she had to vomit. As soon as she said that, she started coughing and gagging so bad that she did start to vomit. Without getting too graphic, she was vomiting up very large pieces of mucus. After she was done, the tight cough was COMPLETELY GONE!

She went back to bed and didn't cough once the entire night, was able to sleep throughout the night, and the next day she woke up feeling so much better!

An illness that would normally render her sick and miserable for a week was decreased to 1-1/2 days, AND, no doctor visit and NO antibiotics!

ImmuPower is a truly amazing oil, and my house will never be without it!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,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: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,cough,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: immune-system,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
6.Associated topics: congestion-/-mucus-/-phlegm — "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
7.Associated topics: 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
8.Associated topics: 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

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