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My Daughter's 2-week Cough Never Materialized


Author: Ume P.
Date: 04-17-2014
Views: 3,439
Word Count: 256
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9586-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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When my daughter gets any kind of upper respiratory illnesses, she always is the one to develop a really bad cough. Just recently she developed a bad cold with which she had congestion and a bad cough. Usually when she develops this, she is coughing for at least two weeks.

Since I had just become a Young Living member, I got out my Everyday Oils collection and dispensed a drop of Peppermint and a drop of Thieves. I mixed them with coconut oil and rubbed this mixture on her chest.

I also put one drop of Thieves in a vegetable capsule and had her take that once a day for three days. I also had two sample packets of NingXia Red, so I had her take an ounce of that for three days. I was determined to battle this cold!

That night after my daughter went to bed, she was coughing horribly. My boyfriend finally said, "Isn't there anything you can put in that diffuser you received to help with her coughing?" I was like, "Oh, yeah!"

I filled the diffuser with distilled water and put in two drops of Peppermint and one drop of Thieves. Within 5 to 10 minutes, she completely stopped coughing, and my boyfriend said, "Did you notice she has stopped coughing?" We were so happy and so amazed!

After applying the oils and using the diffuser for a few more days, she did not have a prolonged cough as she normally would have had. Thanks again, Gary and Mary Young, for these wonderful oils!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory — "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,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: respiratory — "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: respiratory — "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
5.Associated topics: congestion-(mucus) — "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
6.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link

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