Antibiotics vs. Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils






  1.       Overview


  5.       Natural Antibiotic recipes using Young Living Essential

  Oils, by Gary Young, ND.

  6.       Natural Antibiotics as recommended by the Essential

  Oils Desk Reference

  7.       Testimonials from Young Living Members

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The discovery of pharmaceutical antibiotics around 80 years ago was touted as a
panacea for humanity. While their use has clearly saved many lives, in recent years their overuse and misuse has taken a tremendous toll on the health of people everywhere, contributing to the creation of the now-infamous Superbug. According to Annie Wong-Beringer, Pharm.D., associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy,
"Inappropriate antibiotic use may kill beneficial bacteria, opening the door for harmful bacteria to establish themselves in their place. It also may toughen up some bacteria by encouraging them to mutate and develop drug resistance." Drug resistance is considered to be one of the leading causes of deaths in the U.S. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 70,000 die each year from it. These patients acquired the infection
while they were in a hospital being treated for something else, according to the May 1997 documentary The Coming Plague. No known antibiotics can help these patients, and they die. To make matters worse, experts estimate that physicians in the United States alone
write 50 million antibiotic prescriptions a year to treat disease actually caused by viruses, which antibiotics do not affect. Part of the reason may be patients' or caregivers' expectations. According to a CDC study, pediatricians prescribe antibiotics 65 percent of the time if they sense that parents expect them, but only 12 percent of the time if they sense parents do not expect them. The western medical establishment is stymied. It's looking
for a solution through continued pharmaceutical research and the development of even more antibiotics...which created the problem in the first place. Duh! In addition, the big Pharma companies don't even want to put money into antibiotic research, since it does not produce sustained profits. Think about it. They dump millions and millions of dollars into research to create the latest super antibiotic. It works for a short time and then becomes useless because the bacteria has mutated to save their own lives! (What's a poor little bacterium to do?!) If one wholly subscribes to the mainstream paradigm, the situation does indeed seem grim. Enter our friends, therapeutic-grade essential oils! Essential oils are naturally antibiotic and antiviral, as has been documented in research around the world and more recently in the U.S. If you browse through a classic book like The Practice of Aromatherapy first published 25 years ago by French medical doctor, Jean Valnet, you will find innumerable references to such research and to the efficacy of essential oils in all kinds of situations. In 1997, studies conducted at Weber State University on Young Living's Thieves oil showed it to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were sprayed in an enclosed area, and Thieves essential oil blend was diffused for a given amount of time. After only 10 minutes of exposure, there was a reduction of 82% in Micrococcus luteus, 96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 44% in Staphylococcus aureus. Below is a wealth of information on the antibiotic qualities of essential oils along with testimonials from Young Living members and some essential oil recipes. As Young Living customers, we have in our hands a precious, delightful and effective way to strengthen our bodies and uplift our spirits, using the naturally powerful and effective aromatic resources of the healing plant kingdom.

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Disclaimer Notice:


The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use,
any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. We recommend that you consult your licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with an illness.

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  ESSENTIAL OILS, From Gary Young, ND:


10 drops lemon

8 drops mountain savory

3 drops oregano

Put into a "00" capsule

Take up to 3 times a day one "OO" capsule

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FROM YL CLINIC contributed by Jennifer Tilston:


8 Clove 5 Thyme 5 Oregano put into a "00" gel capsule. Take up to 3x/day 1 capsule to
prevent onset of flu & cold bugs.

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Many essential oils have broad-spectrum antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral effects. For example, thyme oil was shown to exert powerful antimicrobial effects against 25 different types of
bacteria. Good Choices: Single Essential Oils: oregano, thyme, cinnamon, mountain savory, lemon, rosewood, melaleuca, clove, ravensara, and eucalyptus (all four...E. citriodora, E. dives, E. globulus & E. radiata... are very powerful). Eucalyptus & Melaleuca are excellent choices for diffusing. Essential Oil Blends: Thieves, Exodus II, ImmuPower, Melrose, Inspiration & Sacred Mountain. Essential Oil Enhanced Supplements: Royaldophilus, ImmuGel, Exodus, Super C, Radex, and ImmuneTune.

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Chronic Sinus Infection:


I had been living with a "stuffy nose" for probably about 20 years when I found the oils. What I was really dealing with was a combination of food allergies and environmental allergies. (Confirmed by doctor's tests) This caused repeated acute sinus infections, often recurring several times a year, as well as chronic sinusitis. I had two sinus surgeries, but they didn't really help much in the long run. A Kleenex box was my constant companion. (People used to joke with me that I should buy stock in the Kleenex company) Since I found the oils (soon 3 years ago) I have not once taken antibiotics, and I used to have to resort to it all the time. Lately I have not even had the beginnings of a sinus infection, but earlier, when I could feel one coming on, what I did was heat up a big pot of water. Then I would take a big towel and lean over the pot and cover my head, as I put oils in, one drop at a time - then breathe deeply - then another drop and so on. I just looked in the EODR. Collected all the oils and blends that I had that were listed in the section for sinus infection, and went through them one by one. I would repeat this daily, until my nose cleared. This was the first time ever that I did not have to resort to antibiotics - and I have not had a full blown sinus infection since I started using the oils. As for clearing the allergies, for me it was a matter of avoiding the foods that caused them (mainly dairy) and also taking enzymes every day and with every meal, as well as taking MSM on a regular basis. Enzymes & MSM truly do make a big difference in staying well. -Boel



I have been so ill for the last three years. Each time I would get a sinus infection, it would move down into my lungs and I would end up with horrible asthma attacks. I would be put on a double round of antibiotics and prednisone to help get the episode under control. Then within a few weeks I would have another infection and go through this whole routine again using a different antibiotic. This last time there was no time between coming off of the antibiotic and having the infection cropping up again I was scared to death. The doctors had used every antibiotic on the market and I was still sicker than sick. I was out of luck with
conventional medicine. Thank God someone posted Gary Young's recipe for antibiotic resistant oils. I took the oils internally for three days and my infection was gone!!!! I also used several strong anti-viral oils on my back with a hot wet towel at night for 5 nights. No more coughing up horrible yellow-green mucus. No more terrible sinus pain. No more asthma. By the second day of taking the oils I stopped taking the antibiotics that the doctor had prescribed for me. I know now that I won't be needing conventional antibiotic medications anymore.
-Sue Boyd

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In 1994 after not being ill a day in my life except for occasional cold and bout with the flu I
almost died due an internal bleed from my duodenum. Unbeknownst to me I had a bacteria in my stomach by the name of helicobacter pylori which caused an ulcerative rupture in my duodenum. I required a blood transfusion of 3 pints to replace the lost blood. I was then given 2 antibiotics at the same time to rid me of the bacteria. Four weeks after completing this protocol it was evident that it did not work as I almost had another bleed. It was then suggested by my specialist that I take a regimen of 8 different drugs at the same time for 21 days with no guarantees for success. I refused because I was told to expect substantial side effects and there was another drug I could take instead called ranitidine (zantac), an acid blocker that would prevent the bleeds although it would not get rid of the bacteria. I chose this route reluctantly. Later I found a natural product containing MSM, although not quite the quality formulation of Young Living's Sulphurzyme which worked similarly to reduce acid. Then in Oct./99 I read about a natural antibiotic protocol recommended by Dr. Gary Young. It involved using the essential oils of Lemon, Mountain Savory, and Oregano together and internally. I decided to try it and started very slowly using only a fraction of what Dr. Young
recommended and within 4 days I knew the bacteria was history. To this day (March 23/00) I have not had any stomach challenges which had previously caused me discomfort on a daily basis for almost 5 years.
-Eddie Wolinski, Former Mr. Canada, Mr. North America titleholder



Gary Young gave us this recipe as the most powerful natural antibiotic: 10 drops lemon; 8 drops mountain savory; 3 drops oregano. Put in capsule and take 1-3 time a day.



Para-Free and Di-Tone did it for me. I had a bad case, but the last time they stuck a tube down to my stomach, it was all gone. So were the polyps on the other end -- surprising because the time before, I had nine. The medical treatment for H-Pylori, by the way, is Biaxin (a horrible, strong antibiotic that made me too sick to continue taking it), along with Prevacid or Prilosec (types of antacids). -RJ

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Kidney Infection:


This week my grandmother rebounded very quickly from a kidney infection. We used Juvaflex and cypress over her kidneys along with hot compresses three times a day. Also on her feet. I also massaged various oils (frankincense, lavender, orthosport massage oil) on her back and legs to help with her soreness from being in bed for several days. These oils are magnificent! -Kristin

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Urinary Tract Infection:

My aunt has chronic UTI's as in antibiotics every four weeks. This has been going on for a very long time. She started using Inspiration, rubbing the oils over the bladder area, the lower abdomen, and also on the bottom of the feet, and around the ankles. Within two days the pain was gone. Within two weeks she had a checkup with her Dr. and he said her
urine specimen was the best he has ever had from her.



I had a urinary tract infection and decided to use my Young Living Essential Oils instead of going to the Doctor. I used 3-4 drops of Mountain Savory with a few drops of massage oil base and massaged this on my abdomen just above the pubic bone. I did this 2 times daily for three days. I also took Alkalime 2 times daily for three days. The symptoms were gone in 1 1/2 days, but I continued for three days to be sure I had it totally cleared up. I also drank
lots of water. This was a terrific solution to the infection. I checked my medical records and prior to knowing about and using essential oils (about 5 years ago), I had a UTI and of course went to the doctor. I was put on antibiotics. A week later I had a yeast infection because the antibiotic wiped out all the good flora in my body, so the yeast took over. Then a month later
the UTI was back and I had another round of antibiotics. So essential oils are a great solution for clearing up this problem.
-Jan Weger

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Enlarged Tonsils & Adenoids:


I have a grandson who was born with enlarged tonsils and adenoids. The doctor didn't want to remove them and kept feeding him antibiotic and decongestants. About 3 years ago, Devin was sick with tonsillitis again. I used oregano diluted 5/1 and rubbed all over his neck and throat, around ears and on sinus areas. Also on his feet. I did this a couple of times daily for about 3 weeks. His infection was gone in a few days but for some reason I continued to apply it. He did not have another bout of tonsillitis for 6 months, I used the same oil on him again for 3 weeks. It has now been 2 1/2 years and Devin doesn't have tonsillitis anymore. Tonsils are still slightly enlarged but not nearly what they were. He still gets an occasional cold. We use Melrose or R.C. or Raven. -Nel

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My 15 year old son just got over strep throat and "mono sites in his blood" according to the doctors diagnosis. I refused to fill the antibiotic rx he gave me but instead gave my son 12 drops thieves, 6 oregano, 2 frankincense in the 00 caps 3 times a day, rubbed thieves on his throat and made a spray of thieves and distilled water to spray down his throat...and also rubbed thyme, oregano and thieves on his feet. After just a day and a half his pus balls
were gone...and his throat was feeling better! I also ordered the Immunetune caps and immupower oil and gave that to him once a day along with lots of water...he is back to school and doing great! We also make a big deal out of taking the NingXia Red Juice with dinner...put it into stem wear glasses and my teens love it!

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Ear Infection:


My son came home from school yesterday complaining of a very sore ear, thought I could wait till today to take him to the doctor to have my suspicion that he had an ear infection, and put him to bed later that night, he woke up at 12 midnight, crying and complaining of a very sore ear, grabbed my essential 7 package and the desk reference and got to work, since I only have the E 7, I used only the oils it mentioned, I did as was suggested, rubbing a small amount of oil on my palm and placing it in the outside of the inner ear, and repeating with the other oils (Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, and Purification), and then used vegetable
oil to dilute it, placed some oils with the vegetable oil on a cotton ball and had him hold it on his ear. Then I rubbed the same oils on the feet at the proper places and then held him and talked to him, he fell asleep, still complaining about his sore ear, he woke me up this morning, saying "Mommy, my ear is all better, can I go to school?!" I love these oils.



My 85-year old mother had an ear infection so she went to her ear physician. He gave her
antibiotic eardrops to put in her ear. The eardrops made her ear worse so back she went to the physician a couple of days later and received a second prescription. This time there was a slight improvement, but she kept having mild pains in her ear for a couple of weeks so she was about to go back for a third visit. I had her use oregano and clove oils on the vitaflex points under her two little toes and I put some V-6 oil and a drop of Thieves on a cotton
ball which she rested in her ear opening. The next day her ear felt fine. I had her repeat the regimen for 5 days and she's been fine since.

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I loaned my Melrose to a friend of mine who is a nurse and had a bad infection in her big toe. She had tried a couple of different antibiotics (oral) and salves of various types and had seen 3 different doctors. Surgery had been recommended as the next step but I caught her in time and told her to apply Melrose a few times a day. That was on a Saturday. On Tuesday she called all excited to say the infection was almost gone. By Friday, she said her toe was almost glowing with new "baby" skin! -Julia

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Abscessed Root Canal:


My experience with YLEO and dental was an abscessed root canal, of course I was written a script for antibiotics........which is still in the cupboard. I took a capsule of oregano (for the infection) one of geranium (for inflammation) followed up every four hours repeat topping each capsule off with a couple drops of Helichrysum or lemon. I did this the first day, the
second day I did it every 6 hours.......the third day I was fine swelling was gone, pain was gone. I Took the 'caps' for another day or so just to make sure, so all together three days, four at the most compared to 7 on antibiotics, and the bonus is 'no yeast infection' which I always got upon taking antibiotics.
-W. Strobel I.C.C.I.

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The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition. Please see a qualified health care provider for medical treatment.

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