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Coughing, Sneezing, And Raw Runny Nose


Author: Ieesha D.
Date: 02-19-2014
Views: 14,743
Word Count: 335
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9366-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I love natural remedies!

Thursday night I started to feel icky.... Friday I was sick! I woke to pretty much no voice, and what I did have was so low you'd never recognize me. My throat was so very swollen and sore..... very painful.

I applied Young Living Thieves therapeutic-grade essential oil liberally (1:5) to my throat/glands and the back of my tongue. Within a half hour I was much better and continued to get better until the pain was gone!

I repeated this every 6 hours. Then I developed a serious painful chest cough. So I continued with Thieves and also applied Peppermint to my chest liberally for congestion. This worked wonderfully. I could breathe better within 20 minutes, and I also continued with the Thieves.

Yesterday I was sneezing and had a nonstop runny nose, watery eyes, and raw nose, which a dab of Lavender helped with. As I typically do, I started to have sinus pain. So I started the Cinnamon and local honey remedy. I went through all stages within less than 3 days!!! I feel so much better, and I only have minimal sinus pain. So I need to still complete the Cinnamon and local honey for 3 more days, and it should be gone completely as well. I already feel so much better.

I also used a neti pot with distilled water yesterday and a cool-mist humidifier last night with a drop of Thieves in it. I used absolutely no pharmaceuticals! This was a very short visit of the crud; for others, this would last a week or two. I use Thieves the minute I think one of us is catching something or has been exposed. The key is to start ahead of the crud. I use these oils with my 17-month-old son and our animals as well.

Note: I am using these oils during my pregnancy, and Peppermint (with Lavender sometimes added) helps greatly with nausea!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,colds,runny-nose — "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,colds,sinus-infection,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: viruses — "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
4.Associated topics: viruses,colds — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
5.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
6.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
7.Associated topics: respiratory-system,sinus-infection — "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
8.Associated topics: congestion-/-mucus-/-phlegm,sinus-infection,runny-nose — "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

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