see also Epstein-Bar Virus
Mononucleosis is a viral infection usually resulting in a
sore throat, swollen tonsils and lymph glands in the neck
and fever with overall weakness and fatigue. The tiredness
symptom can continue for many weeks after the initial
infection. It is contagious and is spread via saliva
therefore sneezing or other close contact can pass it to
others. From this comes the common name of “the kissing
disease”. The symptoms typically do not manifest themselves
until 4 to 6 weeks after exposure. It is common in children
and teenagers although it may go undetected in smaller
children. Adults typically have built immunity; to the virus
and do not get the disease.
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Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
FrankincenseC, LemonC, On GuardC, OreganoC
Essential oils based
products: GX Assist/PB Assist, Life Long
BreatheC, Cinnamon, Lemongrass,
Melaleuca, Purification, Thyme
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
Make capsules with:
6 drops On Guard
3 drops Oregano
2 drops Frankincense
Take 3 per day with meals till symptoms subside, continue
then twice per day for an additional 2 days.
For additional help/protection diffuse Breathe and take
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Stephanie - What
are your ideas for a 10 year old who has gotten over mono
but gets worn out very easily, to the point where it puts
her in bed for the day. Her family doesn't eat well.
Debie - LLW and melaleuca on the feet
everyday. I would suggest the GX and PB Assist with
just 1 a day, but if it hurts her tummy at all, she may not
want to do anything.
Carla - My son came to me last Feb. so
sick. I tried the protocol for strep, and when it
didn't work, I sent him to the doctor for a diagnosis.
He came back in tears, saying he had been diagnosed with
mono, and the doctor told him to go to bed for three weeks.
I gave him capsules with 5 drops oregano, 3 melaleuca and 3
lemon. We put On Guard on his feet and diffused it.
I also put Breathe on his chest, neck and under his nose.
He was very faithful about taking the capsules 4-5 times a
day, and applying and diffusing the other oils. He was
back on his feet in five days, and never had a relapse.
Dany - I'm very new to essential oils
but I have a good friend that has Mono. She always has a
sore throat and like the permanent flu. Is there an oil
that might help her?
Rob - A while back Jan mentioned three
effective blends. They were:
On Guard (12 drops)
Oregano (6 drops)
Frankincense (2 drops)
Melaleuca (10 drops)
Lemongrass (10 drops)
Thyme (5 drops)
Cinnamon (5 drops)
Cinnamon (10 drops)
Oregano (10 drops)
Lemon (10 drops)
Frankincense (2 drops)
I would suggest that you make your friend gel capsules
with any of these three blends in them. I have only tried
the first one, but with success. Take 3 per day with meals,
till her throat is not irritated any more, then continue for
2 more days at least twice per day.
She could also do a gargle with On Guard or Oregano and
Lemon in water. The Oregano will be hot, but if she can
take it for 30 seconds, and do it every hour or two, it
might expedite healing.
Rob - Archived information on
Mononucleosis or Mono is caused by the "Epstein-Barr
Virus (EBV)" where as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is not
caused by a virus. There is a blood test for Mono called a
"MonoSpot", but there are no tests to diagnose Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome. Unfortunately, no one truly knows much
about CFS nor how to truly treat it. Mono is a very
debilitating illness with can last anywhere from weeks to
months. I am very familiar with this as I had had Mono in
the summer before my Senior year in high school. I was ill
for three months and when I returned to school, my
activities were restricted for another 6 months. Now, there
is some thought that people who have had Mono can possibly
be prone to CFS later in life. So far, that has not happened
to me! Much of the information that Dr. Hill has shared
with us can be used for either of these conditions. With
CFS, it is extremely important for emotional support to be
used to help alleviate the stress, depression, etc that tends
to come with CFS. Mono does have to be watched and treated
very carefully as it can enlarge the spleen. This is one of
the reasons for extreme bed rest and limited physical
activities. Sometimes corticosteroids may have to be used
in extreme Mono cases. In my case, I was lucky that my
grandmother's personal physician believed very highly in
holistic methods, so I was treated with various herbs, high
doses of vitamin C and Iron. Another frustrating thing
about CFS is that many other health problems that involve
extreme tiredness, joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, and
so on, are classified as CFS when it truly is not. But, of
course in light of those types of symptoms, we are very
lucky to have the benefits of healing from doTERRA!!
Rob – I would do these things:
1) Gargle Frankincense and Oregano with water or oil carrier 2-3
times per day.
2) Put in capsules - On Guard (3), Frankincense(3),
Oregano(2), Lemongrass(2) and coconut oil and take 3 times
per day with a meal.
3) Do lymphatic massage with citrus oils ie. Grapefruit,
Lemon, Orange, Citrus Bliss morning and night.
4) Put Breathe on chest at night.
5) Diffuse Breathe and Purification at night while
6) Do a straight shot (2 drops) or juice/water diluted
shot of On Guard for sever throat soreness.
Give it a couple weeks. Mono is a nasty virus and takes
Julie - My son is struggling
with Mononucleosis. We are using Frankincense, Oregano,
and On Guard for him as well as spinal treatments using oils
that he chooses (usually a combo of Frankincense, Oregano, and
sometimes Myrrh or another one that he likes). I am also
starting him on a restricted diet.
Carly - I just met
a young woman who had mono about 5 years ago and since then
has been melting away. I mean to the point of looking
like she's starving. She has been to top
clinics/hospitals and they cannot figure out what's wrong. I
don't think she would be able to get the LLV down, even.
Does anyone have any good suggestions?
Sherrie - If this were me, I would start
with digestive enzymes with every meal and snack (Terrazyme)
and probiotics daily (PB Assist) to help digest what food is
being taken in and helping the gut to heal. Smoothies made
with fruit and greens should be easier to digest as well.
We often have strawberries, blueberries, spinach, coconut
oil, sea salt, and stevia blended in water and kefir. Honey
or other sweetner can be used instead of the stevia.
Add some cold-pressed, organic coconut oil to the diet as
well, whether added into the green smoothie or other food
being eaten. Then add LLV slowly after this is tolerated.
Perhaps Balance, Frankincense or any of the appropriate
mood oil for emotional support. Patience and positive
attitude is needed as the healing takes place. Keep us
Tammy - You may want to consider mixing
the LLV doses and GX and PB Assist doses in a shake or drink
that she can handle. I had to do this with my grandma
when she started complaining about taking too many capsules.
Plus she said her stomach was a little sick if she didn't
eat something first even a banana or glass of milk, so we
mixed a shake in mornings and just put all her LLV in her
cup and mixed it good, and she doesn't mind it at all.