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Cranberry Pills Don't Help My Bladder Infections


Author: Sophia Z.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 01-27-2014
Views: 4,188
Word Count: 188
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9305-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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I was in a bad a car accident in 2005. As time went on, the damage to my lower back grew worse. This means the nerves going through those vertebrae were pinched, which made my back increasingly more dysfunctional.

One of the biggest problems was chronic bladder and urinary tract infections. Or feeling like I was always on the verge of those infections. Cranberry pills worked for a few years, then they didn't anymore.

One day, I had intense sharp pain and burning "down there." I was feverish, too. I had the instinct to use Fennel and Basil oils. I put five drops of each in a capsule and swallowed it. Symptoms were gone very quickly, in about 20 minutes and I was back to normal.

I took another dose many hours later, just as insurance.

Since then, there have been a few times where I didn't have time to fill a capsule, so I simply rubbed on a few drops of Fennel and Basil over my lower abdomen. I felt great in a few minutes.

I now always have these two oils on hand for bladder and UTI support.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: urinary-tract-infection-(UTI) — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
2.Associated topics: interstitial-cystitis,urinary-tract-infection-(UTI),bladder — "[Tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia)] oil has been found effective in chronic cystitis."Link
3.Associated topics: bladder — "Frankincense oil appears to distinguish cancerous from normal bladder cells and suppress cancer cell viability. Microarray and bioinformatics analysis proposed multiple pathways that can be activated by frankincense oil to induce bladder cancer cell death. Frankincense oil might represent an alternative intravesical agent for bladder cancer treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: urinary-tract-infection-(UTI) — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), [pepper]mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria... four Gram-positive bacteria of Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus subtilis, and six Gram-negative bacteria of Yersinia enterocolitica [causes Yersiniosis], Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis [causes UTIs], Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca.... [R]elative to anise essential oil, the essential oils of oreganos, cinnamon, and thyme had consistently high inhibitory effects.... [B]eta-bisabolene (Turkish and Istanbul oreganos), and terpinolene (thyme) were found to be the most inhibitory compounds regardless of the bacteria type tested."Link

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