If we can't count on antibiotics, what can we do?
Common sense tells us we need to make sure our immune system remains strong and able to fight off potential dangers. Therapeutic-grade essential oils can be a big help in accomplishing this for our respiratory system and entire body.
Research Shows the Effectiveness of Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils
Preliminary research at Brigham Young University recently found that the minimum inhibitory concentration of therapeutic-grade essential oils of melissa and Turkish oregano is extremely high. This means that it takes very little essential oil to accomplish a lot and that the essential oil is highly effective.
In fact, research published by The Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association states that the vapors of 133 essential oils were screened in vitro or antibacterial activity against six test organisms that commonly infect respiratory systems: Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus fecalis, Salmonella typhosa, and Mycobacterium avium. Results show that the essential oils of thyme, cinnamon, origanum (oregano) produced the largest zones of inhibition on all test organisms.
And, the University of Georgia reports that of 50 plant essential oils examined by Deans and Richie (1987), thyme oil was the most inhibitory against 25 genera of bacteria. In addition, it was found that Eugenol, a major constituent of clove oil, possesses significant cleansing activity. Farabood et. al. reported that a rosemary spice extract substantially inhibited the growth of S. typhimurium and Staph. aureus.
Note what Dr. Andrew Weil states:
Essential oils also work with the body to promote natural healing by stimulating and reinforcing the body's own mechanisms.
The Power Behind Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils
High quality essential oils are extremely concentrated. When extracted at low temperature over many hours (as Young Living Essential Oils are), they contain virtually all of the plant's healing nutrients, oxygenating molecules, amino acid precursors, coenzyme A factors, trace minerals, enzymes, vitamins, hormones and more. Because essential oils are so highly concentrated, they can be many, many times more potent than the herbs or plants from which they were derived.
Amazing as it may seem, research shows that essential oils penetrate every single cell of the body within 20 minutes no matter where the oil is applied! That means a quick swipe on the wrists or on the feet is enough to reach every part of your body. A quick swipe on the chest can reach the entire respiratory system in a matter of minutes.
The Importance of Therapeutic-Grade Certification
But be advised that in order to receive the benefits discussed above, the oils used must be therapeutic-grade. The therapeutic-grade classification exceeds Grade A, and stands in a class by itself. Most essential oils sold in the U.S. today are Grade C and D, but conceal this by not being properly labeled. All Young Living Essential Oils have been carefully monitored and bear the AFNOR/ISO or EC AFNOR therapeutic-grade certification stamped on the label.
Unknown to the general public, many essential oils in the United States today are heavily diluted and adulterated. But diluted and adulterated oils have no therapeutic qualities. They can't help your body heal or help you feel better. In many cases, they do more harm than good.
Only real therapeutic-grade essential oils have the unique properties it takes to help restore health and vitality. Only real therapeutic-grade essential oils kill viruses, fungi, and bacteria, on contact. Only real therapeutic-grade essential oils bring oxygen to each cell because they have the unique ability to penetrate cell membranes and diffuse throughout the blood and tissues, benefiting every cell, organ and system.
Most oils in the U.S. are imported from France or other countries, where they are heavily thinned and adulterated.
During the last several years, according to the Lavender Growers Association, France has been exporting 100 times more Lavender oil than is actually grown in France. How can this be possible? Where could the extra oil be coming from? Obviously, only from being heavily thinned and diluted.
Of the few companies that do distill their own oils, most of them transport the herbs or plant material a considerable distance before the distillation. What does this mean to the oil? It means many of the volatile (and most valuable) oils evaporate away before the distillation has even started! And to add insult to injury, they are then "cooked" at high temperatures for short periods of time - not allowing the subtler, more therapeutic elements to ever surface.
Young Living Essential Oils are grow completely organically, harvested at their peak, and distilled right there on the farm at low temperatures for long periods of time. Only Young Living Essential Oils are checked by five (yes, that's right five) independent laboratories by state-of-the-art analysis before they are allowed to be sold (because results of in-house, supplier-based labs can easily be distorted for self-serving ends).
Young Living cultivates over 2,000 acres of farmland in Idaho and Utah. They take great pains to control every phase of organic herb production in many ways:
Uncompromising Standards Of Quality
First of all, they select only the best species. Then, they grow them on land that has never been contaminated by chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides. They irrigate the land with pure mountain water. And because they know that plants lacking minerals and nutrients yield oils low in therapeutic value, they use an advanced mix of enzymes, trace minerals and organic biosolids to build and maintain the soil.
Because distillation at Young Living is part of the farm where the herbs are grown, they are distilled fresh. REALLY fresh! The plants are monitored constantly for the optimal time of day for cutting to get the most therapeutic results! For example, German chamomile must be harvested in the late afternoon to maximize levels of azulene and bisobolol in the oil. Other plants need to be harvested in the early morning or late at night. Young Living makes sure that each crop is harvested at it's peak and that distillation begins immediately.
Young Living takes extraordinary pains to preserve all of the fragile chemical constituents in their essential oils. Plants are steam distilled in small batches for extended periods using special low-pressure, low-heat vertical steam technology developed by Dr. Gary Young. No solvents or synthetic chemicals of any kind are used or added. Moreover, the cookers are constructed from costly stainless steel alloys to minimize the possibility of the essential oil being chemically altered by more reactive metals, such as aluminum, steel, or copper. The results are therapeutic-grade (beyond grade A) masterpieces with unsurpassed healing properties.
Essential oils are rich tapestries of numerous chemical components, some of which (even in small quantities) contribute important therapeutic benefits., For example, Cypress requires 24 hours of distillation at 245 degrees F and 5 pounds of pressure to extract all of its active ingredients. If distillation is shortened by only two hours, 18 to 20 of its chemical constituents will be missing. But, in order to cut costs, many processors increase pressure and heat -- and cut distillation times drastically. Even though this kind of oil is technically considered pure, it may only contain a fraction of its possible complex chemistry and therapeutic value.
Young Living Essential Oils routinely contain up to ten times higher levels of therapeutic elements than the industry standard. You can be sure you are buying the purest and most powerful oil, with the highest therapeutic value when you buy Young Living.
Best Ways To Use The Oils
There are several ways to take advantage of the beneficial properties of
essential oils. One way is by simply applying the oils directly to your
body, and sometimes, taking a drop or two internally.
Best Ways To Use The Oils For The Respiratory System
One of the best ways to harness the power of essential oils for the respiratory system is by diffusing the oil (i.e., breaking it up into a fine mist) and breathing it in (more on that below).
Many essential oils have cleansing qualities and are very beneficial to the respiratory system.
Here is a list of some essential oils that are beneficial to the respiratory system:
. Cinnamon Bark
These oils can be found under "Essential Oil Singles."
Many of these oils are combined together in blends that are even more effective than the sum of their parts:
Essential oils blends that are beneficial to the respiratory system:
. Citrus Fresh
These oils can be found under "Essential Oil Blends."
Fast Respiratory System Help Diffusing Essential Oils
An excellent way to use essential oils for the respiratory system is by diffusing the them into the air and breathing them in. In fact, diffusing essential oils has historically been one of the most effective ways to purify the air and benefit the respiratory system. That's because diffusing allows the oils to bring their oxygenating qualities further into the lungs and allows the essential oils to stay in the air for a longer period of time.
Research at Weber State University proved that diffusing essential oils kills airborne micro-organisms. It is so effective that many hospitals in England and France diffuse essential oils daily to keep incidences of drug-resistant bacteria low, and to keep the air free from micro-organisms.
The process of diffusing is so effective because it breaks up the oil molecules into micro-fine mist particles, which are able to stay suspended in the air for long periods of time. Not only does this reduce viruses, bacteria, mold and odors in the air, but it also soothes the trachea and lungs. In addition, diffused oils increase the available oxygen in the air and produce negative ions.
Oils To Diffuse For The Respiratory System
Here's a list of the essential oils that are most effective in purifying the air and soothing the air passages and clearing irritated respiratory systems:
. Citrus Fresh (blend)
No one wants to get sick. If you eat well, exercise, and take care of yourself, you can lower the chances. So take care of yourself and your family the natural way with therapeutic-grade essential oils.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administr ation. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.