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Gross Red Pustules Formed From Shingles Virus


Author: Taylor L.
Skill: Nutritionist
Date: 11-01-2013
Views: 2,528
Word Count: 141
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9091-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I started having major itching and red pustules underneath my left armpit. Gross, I know, but I learned it was shingles so I quickly grabbed my essential oils reference book and read that the Thieves oil blend would help. This made sense given that shingles is the herpes zoster virus and Thieves has anti-viral properties.

Initially, I took 4 capsules per day, 2 in am and 2 in pm. A few drops of Thieves was diluted with a few drops of olive oil for the capsules. I did this for 1 week, please be cautious though, as it is a hot oil blend. After 2 days, the itching and red pustules were completely gone -- I mean totally GONE!

I also used the Purification blend oil topically and I believe that had a bit to do with it as well.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: herpes zoster, herpetic, itch, itchy, neuralgia, shingle, vesicle, vesicles.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: herpes — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: neuralgia,herpes,shingles — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
3.Associated topics: herpes — "Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."Link

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