Young Living makes a blend called R.C. which works amazingly well for asthma. I’ve seen it stop an asthma attack in its tracks, and it is powerful in opening tightened airways and reducing wheezing. When used in conjunction with another blend, Raven, it works to give long-lasting relief.
My husband suffers with asthma, and the combination of Young Living essential oils, high vitamin cod liver oil, fairly high doses of vitamin C during allergy season, and plenty of raw milk which studies have shown has a protective affect against asthma, have worked to keep him off his inhaler for two years now. The high vitamin cod liver oil contains vitamins A and D, which supports lung tissue and the immune system and vitamin C is helpful during any kind of allergy response.
My children occasionally get bronchial congestion from colds, and R.C. works amazingly well to help them breathe at night and stop excessive coughing. They also have never had to go on antibiotics for a secondary infection, so I believe that the essential oils help to bolster immunity so that your body helps to fight off disease more effectively. I sometimes put R.C. or simply peppermint in a cold mist diffuser in their rooms when they have colds, and this helps to relieve congestion and help their sleep. Cold mist diffusers disperse tiny particles of essential oils in the air so that they can be inhaled without heating them to high temperatures. In fact, essential oils should never be burned because they contain small amounts of volatile organic compounds which can be toxic when heated.
R.C. works well for ear infections, sinus infections, and I’ve heard many testimonials to its ability to heal pain from bone spurs and bunions. Its fragrance is powerfully bracing, and I’ve seen people be amazed over and over again at how two drops in the palms deeply inhaled can penetrate through congested sinuses and lungs in order to assist in normal breathing.
It’s not in human nature to believe that something so simple can be so effective. What’s so intriguing to me is that it seems that nature has supplied us with the tools necessary for good health if we simply take the time to explore them. It’s a bit of a shift to use an essential oil instead of cough syrup, for example, but once you make that shift, it becomes second nature, and it’s hard to imagine using anything else.
I’m especially grateful to have come in contact with Young Living essential oils for my children’s sake. They have at their fingertips a myriad of tools that will help relieve symptoms so that they never get used to using over the counter stuff. They are learning to listen to their bodies and respond in a way that works in harmony with nature, and gives no side effects. They enjoy using the oils because they smell good and when all is said and done, it’s fun.