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Bronchial-Type Cough From Acid Reflux Is Gone


Author: Sheri F.
Date: 04-16-2014
Views: 4,524
Word Count: 400
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9580-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My immune system had been compromised after taking a massive dose of steroids for another health issue. As a result, when the weather got colder, I was one of its victims. I used my oils (Oregano, Thyme, Cypress and Basil) in capsules for 3 days. That combination would usually make the bugs disappear.

However, with all the coughing, I'd spread the germs around our home, and my husband got sick. We traded it back and forth a few times. He was finally able to stay well, but I had this cough for several months after. It seemed to be worse at night, especially when I'd lie down to sleep.

I hate to admit it, but I eventually went to the doctor -- three different times! Nothing she ever did could help the cough either! It just wouldn't completely go away.

At my husband's insistence, I went back to the doctor one more time. This time it was a different doctor who saw me. He admitted that he was stumped as well, until he asked a pertinent question that the other doctor hadn't asked. He asked if I had a problem with acid. I told him I'd quit eating wheat at the beginning of the year, and I rarely suffered with it anymore.

He diagnosed me with Acid Reflux Disease and gave me a pharmaceutical grade of Prilosec to take for a month. I took it for a few weeks, and my coughing diminished. But I still had a few weak sputter-type hacking coughs and felt my throat and esophagus were raw.

I wanted balance for my gut, esophagus, and throat from all the hacking coughs I have had for the past 4 months, not simply mask the problem. So I began using Peppermint in my water (just 1 drop) and AlkaLime in some water before retiring for the night. Also when I was lying down, I would place 5 drops of Frankincense and Copaiba under my tongue.

Now my hacking is gone. I had suffered for so many months that my throat was quite raw, so that's the reason I added the Frankincense and Copaiba. Though I am not proud of the fact that I went to the doctor, I am glad I did because I was able to get a diagnosis so I knew how to treat this problem to be able to eliminate my problem altogether.

I love the power of these oils!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: vagus-nerve — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: 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: stomach,indigestion — "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: stomach,gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-(GERD),acid-reflux,acidic,indigestion — "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
5.Associated topics: sore-throat — "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
6.Associated topics: indigestion — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
7.Associated topics: indigestion — "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
8.Associated topics: sore-throat — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link

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