Sore Throat Slayer – Seriously

I don’t know about you, but the feeling of a sore throat coming on will send me straight into concern, much quicker than anything else.

Nausea? Probably a tummy bug – throw some Colloidal Silver down the hatch and it’ll be over in six hours.

Headache? Probably dehydrated. Drink water.

Cough? Thanks immune system – you’ve detected something coming down my throat, so you’re pushing back. Nothing to worry about here.

But a sore throat? Oy vey. Rarely does anything not come from a sore throat. While seasonal allergies may cause a tickle or scratch, it’s pretty certain if your throat feels sore, you are most likely dealing with a bacterial infection or some type of nasty virus. And in these moments, time is of the essence!

I am writing this blog because I’m thankfully on the other side of an intense attack of throat pain two days ago. As I prayed fervently to the Lord for rapid healing of what I could tell was not something as simple as allergies, a thought came to my mind. Treat it with oregano essential oil.

Now, I am fully aware of the benefits of oregano oil. The studies are not hard to find. It’s a very powerful antibacterial agent that is used frequently to battle bacterial infections. But I’m not the biggest essential oil person. I prefer full spectrum plants. But in that moment, I just knew this was a job for oregano oil. So I got busy.

The protocol was this: Drop 1 single drop of Oregano essential oil into 4 ounces of water. Stir well and gargle with this solution for at least 30 seconds. I made it 10 seconds before my lips felt like they were burning off and the taste was more than I could bear, but those 10 seconds were honorable and I sure would do it six more times in the next 24 hours.

I am not lying to you when I say within minutes of my first gargle, my throat pain went from a 10 to a 6 or 7. I gargled again later and I felt the pain literally reversing with every hour that went by. By the time I woke up the next day, my pain was at about a 3, and completely gone within 24 hours of my first application of the solution. I have always been a believer in essential oils, but not until this experience would I ever rave about them like I am now. They are POWERFUL tools!

I have worked with oils in the past, but primarily for scents in our salves and by way of aromatherapy in a diffuser or topically (Lavender essential oil on a warm wet cloth draped across your face is a LOVELY way to combat acute anxiety). We also carry essential oil rollers, which help with everything from energy to focus.

I’m on day 3 now of what I was certain was a pretty scary onset of a virus. My head felt like it was going to explode, my fatigue was insanely difficult to manage (working moms can I get an amen!?), and with that sore throat on top of everything, I just knew I’d be down for the count for at least a week. Within 24 hours, I was back on my feet, feeling excellent and like I was never feeling bad to begin with. Besides a lingering cough, I feel EXCELLENT – and have never navigated an illness so rapidly before!

Here is the protocol I did over the last two days:

Gargle Oregano essential oil once every four hours
Gargle Colloidal Silver twice daily
Take 1 tablespoon of Elderberry every six hours
I took two Reishi capsules – just because I love Reishi and it’s great for immune support, but this wouldn’t be considered pertinent.
3 dropperfulls of Immune Booster twice daily
and 3 dropperfuls of Respiratory Support 3x daily

Please take all bullet points lightly – there is no rigid outline or instructions you have to stick to when it comes to plant medicine. I always give information like this as a general guideline – just do plenty of things, plenty often! And most importantly, don’t take any of this as medical advice.

Stay well, friends!

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