Nature’s Gift for Coughs and Colds
I invited my friend Pejman Katiraei (Dr. K), founder of Wholistic Kids and Families, pediatrician, and a master herbalist, to share an article on my blog this month.
Nature has given us the perfect medicine to combat coughs and colds. This medicine can reduce coughing fits, open up the airways, fight off virus and bacteria, break up mucous, reduce inflammation, all while improving the body’s immune system’s ability to fight off infections. Is this medicine a powerful drug? No! This medicine comes from nature in the form of essential oils.
Essential oils are extracts of different plants that have gone through a special distillation process, which allows only the most active compounds from the plant to be concentrated into the oil.
Some think of essential oils as products that simply smell nice. That is far from the truth. Did you know that numerous studies have found that the essential oils of various plants, including Eucalyptus, Fir, Lavender, Peppermint, Ravensara, Tea Tree and Thyme all have potent anti-viral properties? That’s right! These oils can fight off various viruses, including those that cause colds. Of these oils, Fir, Tea Tree, and Thyme essential oils have been shown to even fight the flu virus. Ever dealt with croup? It turns out that Peppermint essential oil may be able to fight off the RSV virus which causes croup.
But the properties of the oils don’t stop there. Eucalyptus, Cypress, Lavender, Tea Tree and Thyme have been found in various studies to fight off various types of bacteria, including those that live in biofilms. A few studies have shown that Eucalyptus and Thyme can actually fight the very bacteria that can cause ear and sinus infections. How incredible is that?
The benefits of the essential oils go well beyond this. These oils not only help fight infections but can also, simultaneously reduce the inflammation in our airways!
It turns out that Eucalyptus, Cypress, Lavender, Peppermint and Thyme have been found in various studies to reduce or even inhibit several pro-inflammatory chemicals in our body, including Interleukin Beta-2, PGE-2, TNF-alpha, amongst others. Likely because of these and other properties, essential oils like Eucalyptus, Cypress, Lavender, Peppermint and Thyme have also been found in various research studies to reduce mucous production, open up airways, reduce airway spasm and coughing, and just generally help reduce cold symptoms.
These very oils were combined into the Wholistic Kids Cough and Congestion essential oil to give you the best essential oil combination possible to help with colds. The oils in this mixture are unique because they are potent, but also safe enough for a child to inhale.
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About Dr. K:
When it comes to family, love pushes people to go the extra mile. Here at Wholistic Kids and Families, we love our patients because they are our family. As a pediatrician with over ten years of training and experience in holistic and integrative medicine and one of the few pediatricians in the U.S. with fellowship training in medical herbalism, Dr. K is well-equipped to handle any health concern children may face, no matter how big or how small.
Although his training relates to the treatment of severe illnesses (autism, autoimmune disease…), Dr. K found that many of his patients also suffered from common conditions such as congestion, coughing, teething and diarrhea. In order to provide the utmost care to his loving patients, Dr. K put his training to good use and began to hand-blend mixtures using only the highest quality, organic, medical-grade herbal ingredients at his disposal. He never intended to sell anything and only wanted his patients to get better. Over the years, Dr. K used the feedback of his families to perfect the formulas. Because the formula had ultimately become such a widespread success within the practice, Dr. K decided to expand his audience and share the love with everyone. The members of the Wholistic family have been using these products for years to defend and support their children, and we are confident these products will help protect your family, too.