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Grandma's Chronic Cough & Respiratory Stress


Author: Tiffany M.
Date: 07-04-2012
Views: 5,783
Word Count: 244
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 7566-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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We went out to dinner with our Grandmother who has had a chronic cough and some respiratory problems for about 3 years now. The restaurant we went to had a mishap and their exhaust fan above the meat grill broke down causing smoke to infiltrate a bit into the eating and waiting area.

This was too much for her weakened respiratory system. We had to leave before being seated. Her cough was uncontrollable and getting a bit scary with no relief in sight.

I happened to have my Young Living oils in the car. I had the RC oil blend. I dabbed it on a napkin and handed it to her and asked her to breathe in the oil on the napkin. After her cough subsided a bit I asked if I could rub the oil on her neck and dÈcolletÈ area.

She agreed and wanted to have a drop of Peppermint in her water to settle her stomach after the coughing fit. Grandma also decided that she was starting to feel better and wanted to try to go somewhere else.

Thank you Young Living Essential Oils! I was so glad to share my oils with her and bring her some relief. Grandma has ordered some RC oil for herself and has also decided to buy some Thieves lozenges as well.

I am so excited to see where we go from here! I'm believing that with the help of these oils things can only get better!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,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,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
8.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link

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