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Respiratory Issues From Toxic Air


Author: Julie S.
Date: 02-29-2012
Views: 4,717
Word Count: 286
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 6892-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My husband and I recently traveled to Boston, where we took participated in a whale-watching cruise. The boat was enormous, and it took a good hour for all the passengers to embark. The entire time, the boat engine was left idling, and the wind blew the fumes from the back of the boat to the front.

It was impossible to get away from the thick toxic fumes. After breathing them for 20-30 minutes until the boat finished loading, I felt nauseated.

Then, on our return flight home a few days later, our plane's takeoff was delayed on the runway. In the process of waiting for takeoff, the pilot backed into the jet fumes then braked. And there we sat, breathing jet fumes in a closed cabin for the next 10 to 15 minutes.

I had most of my oils with me on the trip, and during our visit we had been applying the Longevity oil blend and the various anti-infectious oils such as the Thieves blend, Oregano and Thyme to our feet. We also took them internally by capsules. Nevertheless, our lungs suffered, and by the time we returned home we both had a cough we could not shake, coupled with a general lethargy. It acted like bronchitis, but it wasn't.

Each night during the lung meridian's "awake" time, we would awaken, coughing uncontrollably. Peppermint, the RC, Raven, and Longevity oil blends did not touch it.

Finally, my mom suggested that I use my last few drops of the JuvaCleanse oil blend on our feet. About 2 applications was all it took to end our cough and ease our lethargy! After that we gained energy steadily until we were able to get back to our regular schedules.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,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: breathing,respiratory-system,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: 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 — "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: fatigue — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
6.Associated topics: fatigue — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
7.Associated topics: liver — "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
8.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link

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