In Praise of Thieves
Immunity from the Black Plague
Imagine you're back in England of the 15th century. It's the time
of the Black Plague. As the bubonic plague decimated Europe in the year 1413,
four thieves were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying victims.
When the thieves were tried, the magistrate offered leniency if they would
reveal how they resisted contracting the infection as they performed
their gruesome acts.
People everywhere are in a panic ... Death is
coming to tens of thousands of people in the form of a highly
contagious disease. Trusting no one except closest family
members, people are avoiding contact with strangers. No one
will allow you closer than yelling distance.
You soon learn entire villages are being burned in an effort
to stop the advance of the plague. There is misery and heartache
everywhere as people try to understand what is happening.
From outside of one empty village, you happen to see several
men and women going from house to house. Apparently
unconcerned for their health, they are carrying large bags and
loading wagons with valuables taken from abandoned houses. You
see them ... They're even robbing dead bodies that are lying about of
any valuables the unfortunate souls may have had on them.
With horror and mystery you look on. How can human beings be
so hardened and calloused, you wonder? Why is it not one of
these morbid thieves becomes sick and dies of the plague?
The King of England wonders too, and has all 40 of them
arrested and brought before him. What is their secret, he wants
to know, for not contracting the plague? Given the choice of
being burned alive or hanged, they tell him their secret.
They are perfumers ... all members of the same family from a
long lineage of perfumers. With a knowledge passed down from
generation to generation, they know certain plant oil extracts
rubbed on their bodies will form a life-saving shield to protect
them from any contagious disease.
Essential Oils ... In spite of the thieves morbid ways, the king
and everyone are amazed over this information. But who could
dispute their words? They were incontrovertible.
Hundreds of years later, a man named Gary Young would read
about this account in history, long forgotten and tucked away in
the Royal English Archives. Although the exact formula used by
the thieves isn't stated, Gary knew perfumers of that day worked
with spices of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Clove.
Using this information as a base, together with other
knowledge, Gary went on to formulate a blend of essential oils
designed to stop any virus or airborne bacteria from harming
mankind. And so it is a modern day Thieves formula of essential
oils is born. The main ingredients of Thieves are the essential oils
isolated from Cinnamon bark, Rosmarinus officinalis, Eugenia
caryophyllata, Eucalyptus radiata and Citrus limonum.
This issue of Essential Oils Options looks at research recently done with the
Thieves formula, and gives you a sneak preview of an exciting
new health product containing Thieves.
Effect of Diffused Thieves on Bacterial Bioaerosols
The importance of essential oils in the 20th Century cannot be
overstated. We are entering an era of "super bugs" that modern
medicine simply cannot stop. The threat this poses is omnimous.
At every turn, nature is outsmarting pharmaceutical attempts to
control killer pathogens. The end result, beyond suffering of
humankind, is the embarrassment of a medical community - who
prides itself on advances - that doesn't have a clue on how to put
an end to the spread of microbial life-threatening diseases. Their
only recourse is to wait for another generation of new drugs to
come on the market, which history says the bugs will beat.
There is an answer ... But we can't afford to wait for modern medicine
to find it. People by the millions are taking matters into their own
hands (as well they should), by looking for answers to their own
health problems allopathic medicine cannot supply. More and more,
people are discovering the keys to good health lie within their own
reach. More and more, people are turning to essential oils as word
is made known about their therapeutic, healing qualities.
Still, there is the demanding need to test, to confirm the
claims being made by aromatherapists and essential oil adherents.
We know from anecdotal evidence and years of use that essential
oils can do what no modern drug can do ... But we need to prove it.
In April of 1995, Young Living Essential Oils, Inc.
established a working agreement to conduct joint-research with
the chemistry and biochemistry departments at Weber State
University in Ogden, Utah. The university is currently
conducting a comparative quality analysis on Young Living oils,
as well as the oils from other companies.
In their Annual Research Report, Young Living and Weber State
have proven the efficacy of many oils on viruses, bacteria, mold
and fungus. The results of one experiment, "Effect of Diffused
Thieves on Bacterial Bioaerosols," was accepted as a poster and
presented at an international symposia, "Natural Product Analysis",
held in Germany. The proceedings of the symposia are being
published by Vieweg Publishers. Now here is
an abstract of that experiment.
Effect of Diffused Thieves on Bacterial Bioaerosols
"Thieves, a commercial blend of five essential oils, was tested for
its antibacterial activity against Micrococcus luteus, Pseudomonas
aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus bioaerosols. An aerosol
suspension of each bacterial culture was sprayed into a 0 4 m3
enclosed fume hood previously sterilized by ultraviolet light. Thieves
essential oil blend was then diffused into the hood for a given time.
Depositional sampling results showed a significant reduction
(P<0.0001) in the aerosol-borne bacterial load after the oil blend
Controls showed no inhibitory effect of oil that may
have settled out on the exposed plate surfaces on bacterial
depositional sampling. Inhibition levels appear to be organism
specific. There was a 90% reduction in Micrococcus luteus
bioaerosol, a 96% reduction in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and a
44% reduction in Staphylococcus aureus bioaerosol following 10
minutes of exposure. Diffusion of the oil blend, Thieves, can
significantly reduce the number of aerosol-borne bacteria and may
have application in treating air in enclosed environments and
preventing transmission of bacterial aerosol-borne pathogens."
Now what is exciting about this experiment is that all three
bacteria are highly morbid. Doctors and hospitals are besides
themselves on how to control these very strains. It is only a
matter of time before this experiment and others like it, will
reach it's full impact on the American medical community.
In the meantime, Thieves is readily available to health
conscious consumers. Order it on-line CLICK HERE from Young
Living Essential Oils, Inc. Properly diluted in a carrier oil, one bottle
can easily care for an entire family for a month or more. Thieves
may be applied undiluted on the soles of feet without fear of a
sensitivity reaction. Applications made undiluted to other parts of
the body should first be tested for sensitivity, before making a full
application. When diffused, the duration time should not exceed
30 minutes, according to Gary Young.
New Product Report:
Thieves Toothpaste -
Dentarome and Dentarome Plus
On the surface, who can get excited about a toothpaste? Well,
once you know what's happening in your mouth and about the
"bad stuff" most of us are using now to brush our teeth, you'll
be happy to know about Thieves toothpaste, a new product soon
to be released by Young Living Essential Oils, Inc.
Probably one of the most startling bits of information on
commercial toothpastes is what goes into their formulation. Three
ingredients, Sodium fluoride, Sorbitol and Sodium lauryl sulfate are
the man-made chemicals in toothpaste that should give cause for
Sodium fluoride is an active ingredient in most toothpastes
which can place people at health risk if not carefully watched.
By law, the concentration of Sodium fluoride cannot exceed 1000
ppm for adult and 500 ppm for children. if the concentration is
higher than 1000 ppm, it might cause poison; and the fluoride
ion might react with calcium ion and magnesium ion in the human
body and cause low level calcium ion and magnesium ion in blood.
In some cases Sodium fluoride has caused heart and muscle
problems. In some reports, it says: "If a child was to take a big
spoonful of this fluoride and did get it down, it is poisonous and the
child could die."
The ingredient Sorbitol is a liquid that keeps toothpaste from
drying out. and Sodium lauryl sulfate is an ingredient that makes
toothpaste foam. However, both of them could be a laxative and
cause diarrhea if they have been swallowed.
Most people are unaware of the new toothpaste labeling that
will be seen soon on the boxes and back of tubes of toothpaste.
Consumers will see nearly twice the warnings displayed. The new
warning label required by the FDA starts with: Keep out of reach
of children under 6 years of age." Obviously, commercial
toothpastes are not as safe as we would think they are. If you
have young children now using a commercial paste containing
Sodium sulfate, they are at risk.
As you would expect from Young Living, all of the ingredients
in Thieves toothpaste are from natural sources. And best of all,
the active ingredient is the essential oil blend - Thieves.
Other ingredients include Colloidal Silver, ionic mineral, birch
and Stevia. Spearmint is also used for flavoring.
The constituents of essential oils in Thieves, thymol, eugenol and
eucalyptal are documented to be antibacterial. These ingredients
have retarded the development of plaque and reduced the severity of
gingivitis and cavity. The constituents cinnamaldehyde, 1.8-cineole,
thymol and eugenol are documented as antimicrobial agents in
several scientific papers. There is no research reporting side effects.
Colloidal Silver is a pure, safe mineral element, and there
are no known side effects. It can kill bacteria that cause
gingivitis and other tooth infection. At only 3 ppm, colloidal
silver already shows its antimicrobial activity. It is used as
both a health agent and humectant in Thieves toothpaste.
Stevia is obtained from a plant and is 30 times sweeter than
sugar but contains no calories. According to some research,
stevia can inhibit the growth and reproduction of some bacteria
that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
In controlled experiments, Thieves toothpaste was effective
against 6 different common organisms that can cause oral
infections, such as dental caries and periodontal diseases;
Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus
pneumoniae,Streptococci sanguis, Bramunella catarrhalis and
As more toothpaste is used, stronger antimicrobial is shown.
Just 3 mg. shows very high antimicrobial ability. No one, not even
the toothpaste giant, Crest, can make this kind of claim. This
makes Thieves formula toothpaste far advanced of anything now on
the market. Normal amount per use is 3 grams.
Young Living will offer two variations, Dentarom and
DentaromPlus. DentaromPlus contains a stronger formulation
and offers greater antimicrobial ability, partly because it uses
more of the strengthening agents, thymol and eugnol.
Given an informed choice, people want a toothpaste that is
safe and preventative. Young Living's Thieves Toothpaste is
destined to become one of their most popular products.
Essential Oils Online - Oct. 1997
Published by LynnGroup Int'l
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protected by regulatory law. For what it's worth, Essential Oil
related therapy predates the American Medical Association and
Food and Drug Administration by at least 6,000 years. You decide!
PHARMACEUTICAL dispensed drugs are toxic failures not fit for
human consumption. According to JAMA (Journal of the American
Medical Association), Prescribed drug-caused deaths rank 4th on
the list of causes of death. 1994 statistics show 106,000 people
died from unintended drug side-effects. This would be considered
criminal by any other civilized standard.
Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D., Medical Editor for "Health and
Healing," estimates 18 million more people have survived toxic
side effects from these same drugs prescribed by their
doctors...Over 2 million of them were bad enough to be
hospitalized in 1994 alone. Chemical Drugs and the so-called
"health" system that promotes using them are part of the
problem, not the solution.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for your own health, not the AMA, FDA
or your physician. If your physician prescribes a drug for
"treatment," ask him or her what known side-effects exist.
If he or she downplays any risk, ask yourself this question...
Is playing Russian roulette with drugs worth risking your life?
It can and does happen ... 106,000 deaths every year!!
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