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Sesquiterpenes Help Calm Effects Of Seizures


Author: Tiffany R.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 09-05-2005
Views: 22,250
Word Count: 432
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 940-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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First of all, thank you to those who began and maintain this website for us. Thank you to those who make these oils available for our health.

My daughter ate hidden MSG in cheese pizza which resulted in a seizure. I didn't know at the time of my 18 month old daughter's seizure what total effects it had on her body. Within two minutes after the seizure ended I applied a few drops of Frankincense oil and Sandalwood to my daughter's lifeless body.

I put one drop of Frankincense oil on the crown of her head and on each big toe. Then I put a drop of Sandalwood on each big toe and performed Reflexology on the big toes. The big toes are the brain reflex points on the feet.

It took less than one minute for my daughter to perk back up to her normal ornery self. She was screaming at her siblings (who hovered over her with concern) to go away, and she was able to look around the room normally, and she didn't sleep for 24 hours like some parents report. She was back to playing and loving like she normally does as if nothing had happened.

For the next week I continued to put the DiGize oil blend on her belly button. I also continued with Sandalwood on her big toes as well. I did this for all my children as well as myself since we all complained of stomachaches.

We hear about the sesquiterpene value in certain oils, how these oils don't contain oxygen themselves but they piggyback oxygen into the cells. I have learned more about molecular compounds from Dr. David Stewart's books. He is a retired Methodist minister and former university science professor who authored a book about "Oils of the Bible".

On page 192, he describes how essential oils "contain Phenylpropanoids which clean the receptor sites so cells can communicate with each other, monoterpenes which reprogram miswritten information in the cellular memory (DNA) and sesquiterpenes which erase or deprogram miswritten codes."

He also describes the small molecular weight of these compounds and how they can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. It was because of this that I chose Sandalwood to put on her big toes because it contains 90% sesquiterpenes which pass through the blood-brain barrier and stopped the after-effects of the seizure as well as carry oxygen to her brain.

I have also helped a woman stop recurrent seizures by using the Brain Power oil blend with Jasmine and Young Living supplements. Brain Power contains Frankincense, Sandalwood and Cedarwood among other oils. She also used DiGize on her belly button.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: digestion, digestive, grandmal, neurological, neurology, siezure, siezures, tremors, twitching, vita flex.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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
2.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
3.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
4.Associated topics: twitching — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
5.Associated topics: twitching — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
6.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is a major constituent in several citrus oils.... Being a solvent of cholesterol, d-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. Because of its gastric acid neutralizing effect and its support of normal peristalsis, it has also been used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). D-limonene has well-established chemopreventive activity against many types of cancer. Evidence from a phase I clinical trial demonstrated a partial response in a patient with breast cancer and stable disease for more than six months in three patients with colorectal cancer."Link
7.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "In the present study, we have evaluated the gastroprotective activity of turmeric essential oil (TEO) and ginger essential oil (GEO) in rats.... Histopathological examination showed that ethanol-induced lesions such as necrosis, erosion, and hemorrhage of the stomach wall were significantly reduced after oral administration of essential oils.... Results suggest that TEO and GEO could reduce the gastric ulcer in rat stomach as seen from the ulcer index and histopathology of the stomach. Moreover, oxidative stress produced by ethanol was found to be significantly reduced by TEO and GEO."Link
8.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link

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