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Emergency C-section Left Horrible Scarring


Author: Wannie M.
Date: 01-31-2015
Views: 2,852
Word Count: 107
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10456-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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I had an emergency caesarean (C-section) after an 18-hour hard labor. The doctor did a 20-cm cut, which was to me very traumatic and horrifying. I had horrible scarring.

I only realized that I had been cut this big on my sixth day after the operation. I started rubbing the following essential oils twice daily on the scar site on day ten:

2 drops Rose
2 drops Helichrysum
3 drops Lavender

Starting from a "horror story" look, it got much better by week two. And now I am onto my third week after having the baby. There is still some bruising and bleeding inside, but it looks less scary now.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: childbirth — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: scars — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
3.Associated topics: scars — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link
4.Associated topics: childbirth — “The main constituent of the essential oils of Fennel and anise, anethole, has been considered to be the active estrogenic agent... [and has] been reputed to...increase milk secretion, promote menstruation, facilitate birth, alleviate the symptoms of the male climacteric, and increase libido."Link

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