Epstein Bar is a virus of the herpes family that causes a number of diseases, the most common of which is infectious mononucleosis. The virus is common in the environment in the US and many children will be infected but it will go unnoticed having similar symptoms to other minor childhood diseases. By adulthood 90 to 95% will have been infected with the virus. After once infected the virus lies dormant in the body and can be triggered at a later time. 35 to 50% of teenage children and young adults who did not acquire the infection earlier will develop infectious mononucleosis when exposed. The virus is transmitted thru saliva, hence the common term for mononucleosis of “the kissing disease”.
It is believed to be associated with some forms of cancer (Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma), type 1 diabetes, and some autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome and multiple sclerosis.
To relieve symptoms: Grounding Blend (or other calming blends or oils) diffused or inhaled directly.
To address viral infection (a suggested blend):
• 3 drops Protective Blend
• 3 drops Thyme (or Oregano)
• 3 drops Lemon
• 3 drops Frankincense
Add to a capsule and take 3 times a day.
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