Nick Kitchener wrote:.....anything that will kill norovirus will kill everything else in your gut.....
Johnny Niamert wrote:I got a diffusion of tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, lemon, clove, and cinnamon oil going now. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral.
Great for clearing the air, especially when a roommate works at the sick factory (hospital). . . . . O_o
I've also heard to never ingest tea tree oil. I don't even really use it on my skin anymore. Very harsh and drying.
Amedean Messan wrote:
I have heard of the aboriginals ingesting tea tree leaf liquid by chewing but I forgot what condition they claimed to treat using it.
Angela Kantola wrote:I don't know who you are, Amedean, but I am most grateful for your post (and that this forum is open to Google searches!). My DH came down with norovirus early this morning. I felt under the weather, but didn't yet have any serious gastrointestinal symptoms other than mild stomach discomfort. I began taking water (~1 cup) in which I'd steeped fresh rosemary and added ~1/8 cup organic apple cider vinegar, 1t-1T raw honey, and ~1/4t of jarred ginger. Like you did, I feel achy and generally under the weather, but have had no gastrointestinal crises. For the achiness, I made a headache oil of 2T olive oil, 20 drops lavender oil, 10 drops peppermint oil, and 2 opened Vitamin E capsules. I rubbed it on my temples and inhaled the aroma and it seems to be somewhat helpful.
After my DH's gastrointestinal crises (which spanned a total of ~5 hours), I begin giving him an oral hydration solution of water, lemon juice, lime juice, honey, and a bit of salt (recipe widely available on the internet). I also gave him some peppermint-only tea with ~1/4 t of jarred ginger and ~1T honey. DH and I have both gradually added a bit of banana, homemade unsweetened yogurt, and a few bites of homemade whole wheat toast with ~2T homemade applesauce with raw honey this evening. So far, no issues.
Time will tell. Meanwhile, THANK YOU!