Epstein Barr 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
[search helps: EBV, mono,
kissing disease, human herpes virus 4, HHV-4]
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Balance, Elevation, EucalyptusC,
Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, On GuardC, Serenity
Essential oils based
CinnamonE, CloveE, MelaleucaE,
OreganoE, PeppermintE, ThymeE
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
To relieve symptoms: Balance (or other
calming blends or oils) diffused or inhaled directly.
To address viral infection (a suggested
3 drops On Guard
3 drops Thyme (or Oregano)
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Frankincense
Add to a capsule and take 3 times a day.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Kathy – I am
interested in a protocol for Epstein Barr - thanks!
Amelia – Here is a protocol a friend is
using: 3 drops On Guard 3x/day, 3 drops Thyme (or Oregano)
3x/day, 3 drops Lemon 3x/day and 3 drops Frankincense 3x/day
She puts it in a veggie capsule and takes with
food/snack. Also because we know her infection is hiding out
in her spine she is applying 2-3 drops of each mixed with
FCO along her spine 2xday. She mixes it with FCO and divides
this amount between the 2 spinal treatments.
She is doing to do this for 2 weeks and will see if it is
gone. She does not have daily symptoms but instead they
appear when she is under more stress and/or her immune
system is weakened.
Pat - Maybe you could consider one
more oil that is essential with this condition and that is
Anonymous - Is anyone
familiar with using essential oils for Epstein Barr?
Pat - Hypoglycemia is usually a
precursor to Epstein-Barr virus. Treating the symptoms of
hypoglycemia might be a very effective aid. Also remember
that you want to attack the virus, so even diffusing oils in
the lotus diffuser will work great. Using Serenity, Balance,
Lavender and Elevation will all help to alleviate the symptoms
and give the relief needed. You will need to experiment to
see what works the best. Serenity will be a great source for
diffusing, and applying topically, also use in a warm bath
as a spinal massage or just sprinkled on your pillow.
Rob - Additionally we know a gal that
has used Frankincense applied topically on the crown of her
head for symptoms of Epstein-Barr with success.