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No Longer Miserable From Severe Allergies


Author: Sue S.
Date: 04-12-2013
Views: 4,529
Word Count: 210
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 8457-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I used to wake up with a sore throat every morning, and a stuffed up nose. I'd wake up in the middle of the night to blow my nose constantly. I was on OTC allergy pills, and 2 nose sprays, which would cause my throat more irritation than the actual allergies were doing. I decided to look on Oil-Testimonials.com to find some oils to use in replacement of my sprays and prescriptions.

Every morning I apply RC to my neck and lymph glands, under my ears, and I apply Thieves to the bottom and top of my feet. Sometimes I also add Lavender around my sinuses and nose. This seems to be doing the trick.

I used to take over-the-counter allergy meds every day and yet I still had a sore throat and runny/stuffed nose! I'm hoping to find another allergy remedy as a back up for those really bad pollen days!!

I am also taking a tablespoon of elderberry syrup every morning, more if I have any cold or flu-like symptoms. So far my throat is feeling a lot better and I can breathe!!!

I am looking forward to testing out some other oils and adding some more to my cabinet, while throwing away the sprays and Rx.

Thanks again, Young Living!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory,lungs — "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,lungs — "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 — "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 — "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: 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
6.Associated topics: allergic-reaction,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
7.Associated topics: respiratory,lungs — "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
8.Associated topics: allergic-reaction,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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