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Warded Off Head Cold In Time To Catch A Plane


Author: Jim S.
Date: 07-03-2014
Views: 2,553
Word Count: 130
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9857-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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In February I started to catch a cold. I do not get many colds, but started to get a scratchy throat and stuffy head. I was in Ecuador and getting ready to fly back to the United States. The last thing I needed was a head cold.

I put a couple drops of the Thieves essential oil blend under my tongue several times a day and put a couple drops of Oregano essential oil in my tea. (Do not put Oregano oil under your tongue. It is quite hot and will burn the inside of your mouth.)

In 2 days I was back to normal. It usually took a week to get rid of this type of head cold and I would have the nasal voice for longer.

I love Thieves and Oregano!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: congested, congestion, infection, nasopharyngitis, sinus, sinuses, sniffle, sniffles, sniffling, stuffed, virus.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,colds — "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,colds — "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: 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
4.Associated topics: congestion-(mucus),sinuses — "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
5.Associated topics: breathing — "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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