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Essential Oils have been PROVEN to kill the flu virus and MRSA. They have also been proven to neuter the H1N1 virus. You read that right! DoTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade On Guard Blend essential oil has been published on the pubmed.govwebsite (read publication) as being the leader in killing 17 different strains of viruses and stopping the H1N1 virus from replicating. All of these viruses have had amazing resistance to antibiotics.
Essential oils are the subtle, precious liquids that are distilled from plants, shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds. They contain oxygenating molecules that transport the nutrients to the cells of the body. Illness and disease cannot exist in an oxygen rich environment. If a cell has been deprived of oxygen, the cell wall hardens and nothing can pass in or out of it. The primary constituent of essential oils is oxygen. Essential oils are lipids soluble that can easily penetrate a cell membrane. Even if the cell membrane has hardened, essential oils have the ability to soften it, penetrate and re-oxygenate the cell. This allows the cell to function normally again. In fact, the cell can begin releasing chemical toxins in an oxygen rich environment. Essential oils deliver 21% more oxygen to every cell in the body within 20 minutes without harmful effects.
Bacterial & Viral infections
Imagine taking your child into the Doctor for a serious bacterial infection like strep or pneumonia, only to be told the bacteria you are trying to fight has developed a resistance to antibiotics. What would you do? What options would you have? This scenario has become a reality for millions of people worldwide. Antibiotic resistant bacteria, or "Superbugs" are on the rise and have now been declared one of the Center for Disease Control's top public health concerns. Over the last decade, almost every type of bacteria has become stronger and less responsive to antibiotic treatment.
Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs...tiny living things that are found everywhere - in air, soil and water. You can get infected by touching, eating, drinking or breathing something that contains a germ. Germs can also spread through animal and insect bites, kissing and sexual contact.
When you have a bacterial infection a doctor will most likely prescribe antibiotics for you. If you have a virus though, you're told that there is nothing that can be done, that you will just have to drink plenty of fluids and basically 'sleep it off'. That's because bacteria grow outside of cells and viruses grow on the inside. Antibiotics won't kill the virus because antibiotics CAN NOT penetrate the cell walls as you can see in the diagram below.
ALAS! Nature has always allowed us to fall back on her in providing us with a way to fight off sickness and disease. Essential Oils can EASILY and RAPIDLY penetrate the cell walls and are therefore very effective against viruses AND bacteria.
What exactly do antibiotics do?
This excerpt was taken from 'The Genus Penicillum' by Dr. John Pitt: "It is ironic that this humbled fungus, hailed as a benefactor of mankind, may by its very success prove to be a deciding factor in the decline of the present civilization."
Simply put, antibiotics are poisons that are used to kill. Only licensed physicians can prescribe these drugs that are used to kill bacteria. Certainly, many people have benefited from using them. However bacteria aren't the only organisms that antibiotics kill.Antibiotics also wipe out the "good bacteria" that grows in your gut, upsetting the delicate balance of your intestinal terrain and opening the door for harmful bacteria to establish themselves in their place. This viscous cycle could also toughen up some bacteria by encouraging them to mutate and develop drug resistance. This 'good bacteria' is extremely CRUCIAL for your immune system to function properly!!!
You CANNOT develop a resistance to essential oils
Because the chemistry of an essential oil is so complex, microorganisms can't develop resistance to them by mutating. There are too many different chemical factors to overcome and the bacteria cannot outsmart nature's amazing medicine cabinet....think about that for a minute!
Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, states in his book Advanced Aromatherapy, The Science of Essential Oils, that "essential oils have a 95% success potential against infections. A century of research and evaluation has confirmed that essential oils are effective antimicrobial agents and they don't have the side effects that accompany antibiotics."
Essential oils represent a gentle, supportive approach to healing. Because of their chemical structure, they're metabolized in the cells like other nutrients. Essential oils are volatile and evaporate quickly. So, unlike many synthetic drugs they don't accumulate in the body. The remarkable qualities of essential oil chemistry make the oils a safe and natural alternative for healing the body.
Essential oils in the higher frequency ranges tend to influence the emotions. EOs in the lower frequencies have more effect on structural and physical changes, including cells, hormones, and bones, as well as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
The oils don't resonate with the toxins in our bodies and it's this incompatibility that is what helps eliminate the toxins from our systems. Neither do they resonate with negative emotions. So they can help dislodge forgotten traumas by surfacing them in our consciousness where we can deal with them and let them go.
Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man, creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus, etc., cannot live. Science is only now rediscovering and beginning to acknowledge the value of the healing substances that were used in ancient times.
Properties of Essential Oils
DoTERRA's On Guard® Protective Blend
Despite antibiotics not being able to treat the influenza virus, results show DoTERRA's On Guard® Protective Blend reduces this virus by up to 90%. On Guard TM plays an important role in keeping families well without harsh side-effects.
On Guard is dōTERRA®'s unique, proprietary blend is formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of doTERRA's most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.
Oklahoma University conducted research using dōTERRA's On Guard® Protective Blend. This powerful essential oil blend attenuates influenza virus infection. The study below is heavy with scientific text so I have highlighted important points for those who want to skim.
Influenza is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The recent pandemic of a novel H1N1 influenza virus has stressed the importance of the search for effective treatments for this disease. Essential oils from aromatic plants have been used for a wide variety of applications, such as personal hygiene, therapeutic massage and even medical practice. In this paper, we investigate the potential role of an essential oil in antiviral activity.
We studied a commercial essential oil blend, On Guard®, and evaluated its ability in modulating influenza virus, A/PR8/34 (PR8), infection in Madin- Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells. Influenza virus was first incubated with the essential oil and infectivity in MDCK cells was quantified by fluorescent focus assay (FFA). In order to determine the mechanism of effects of essential oil in viral infection inhibition, we measured hemagglutination (HA) activity, binding and internalization of untreated and oil- treated virus in MDCK cells by flow cytometry and immunofluorescence microscopy. In addition, the effect of oil treatment on viral transcription and translation were assayed by relative end-point RT-PCR and western blot analysis.
Influenza virus infectivity was suppressed by essential oil treatment in a dose-dependent manner; the number of nascent viral particles released from MDCK cells was reduced by 90% and by 40% when virus was treated with 1:4,000 and 1:6,000 dilutions of the oil, respectively. Oil treatment of the virus also decreased direct infection of the cells as the number of infected MDCK cells decreased by 90% and 45% when virus was treated with 1:2,000 and 1:3,000 dilutions of the oil, respectively. This was not due to a decrease in HA activity, as HA was preserved despite oil treatment. In addition, oil treatment did not affect virus binding or internalization in MDCK cells. These effects did not appear to be due to cytotoxicity of the oil as MDCK cell viability was only seen with concentrations of oil that were 2 to 6 times greater than the doses that inhibited viral infectivity. RT-PCR and western blotting demonstrated that oil treatment of the virus inhibited viral NP and NS1 protein, but not mRNA expression.
The essential oil blend significantly attenuates influenza virus PR8 infectivity in vitro without affecting viral binding or cellular internalization in MDCK cells. Oil treated virus continued to express viral mRNAs but had minimal expression of viral proteins, suggesting that the antiviral effect may be due to inhibition of viral protein translation.
MRSA or "staph" bacteria is another bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus) used to be a hospital-acquired infection but now there is a community strain that is resistant to almost all antibiotics. Again... doTERRA's On Guard essential oil blend is being used to the rescue! It is being studied by a scientist by the name of Jennifer Eddins who is a specialist in Medical Microbiology. She is currently researching the effects of On Guard® on MRSA isolates and her laboratory studies have shown that not only is On Guard highly effective at killing this bacteria but when it is sprayed and dried onto a surface, if MRSA were to come into contact with this surface it could not live on it for up to 7 days. It is highly effective at killing and resisting this super germ. She has tested On Guard against 17 strains of MRSA and it has been able to kill all 17!
Jennifer will be very influential in additional research that will follow for validation of the use of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils in the medical field.
Read more about Jennifer on page 4 of this ARTICLE. Please read this entire article if you have any interest at all in the science of oils. They have an AMAZING Scientific Advisory Board. DoTerra's Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of an amazing group of uniquely qualified scientific advisers offering expertise in quality, integration into mainstream medicine, and the microbiological aspects of the science of dōTERRA's CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and products.
So...How do we use the ON GUARD blend?
On Guard™ is dōTERRA®'s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents
One of the greatest benefits of essential oils is the many ways to quickly kick the common cold. Here's a surefire way to stop that cold when you start to feel it coming on.
Add the following to an empty gel capsule & take twice a day
(Can get empty capsules at any health food store, generally $3-$5 for 100)
Mix with a tbsp of water, gargle for 1 minute then swallow at the on-set of a sore throat.
Put on the soles of children's feet at night during cold & flu season to support immune system (be sure to put cotton socks on after applying the oil).
Put several drops in a bowl of hot - hot water and breathe in the vapors as it begins to volatilize when you have lung congestion
Put 50 drops in a spray bottle with 30 oz of distilled water. Shake often and use to sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces (cleans great too)
Add to your dishwasher for micro clean dishes
Gargle and brush daily for healthy teeth and gums and to prevent and treat gum disease
Diffuse in homes or business to kill air borne pathogens, inhibit mold and build immune systems.
Spray in public restrooms on airplanes to reduce airborne bacteria.
Spray on shower stalls and bathroom walls to disinfect and remove mold.
dōTERRA's On Guard™ Essential Oil Blend is so popular that they've come out with lot's of other products using this powerhouse of an oil.