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Itchy Eyes From Trees Loaded With Pollen


Author: Helen R.
Date: 12-20-2012
Views: 4,314
Word Count: 212
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8081-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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For years I have suffered from hay fever and went through the whole process of having allergy testing done, then when triggers were identified with a course of injections over 3 years.

This worked for a few years but eventually my eyes began to swell and itch again when spring came around.

I am allergic to rye grass and cypress pollen and because I am surrounded by cypress trees (none on my property) and love being outside, the pollen becomes my worst nightmare.

I now work away from home, but came back for my week off only to be greeted by trees loaded with pollen. I reached for my essential oils reference book and found that the Harmony oil blend was good for hay fever. As I had only just purchased this oil blend I decided to give it a try by inhaling the oil.

The itching subsided straight away. I have never had an oil work so fast for me. I have had some success with other oils for different issues but this was magical. My hay fever is under control for now, however it may be something that I have to work on at another level.

Harmony is with me now all the time as it is a wonderful oil. Thank you Young Living!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: rhinitis — "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: rhinitis,seasonal-allergies — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
3.Associated topics: immune-system — "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
4.Associated topics: rhinitis,seasonal-allergies — "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
5.Associated topics: sinuses — "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
6.Associated topics: immune-system — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
7.Associated topics: immune-system — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
8.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link

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