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Don't Mind Me Scratching The Chilblains On My Ears


Author: Diana J.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 05-22-2015
Views: 2,345
Word Count: 208
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10639-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have a friend who has suffered for some time with chilblains on her ears from the cold winter weather. She has tried several remedies, and, whilst some have worked, they have not been 100% satisfactory. One day she said to me, "Don't mind me if I am scratching my ears; I have chilblains."

Well, after speaking with her about this condition, I went to both my Essential Oils Pocket Reference and my essential oils reference book but came back empty handed. I then searched www.Oil-Testimonials.com and read about Peppermint essential oil being helpful.

So I suggested to my friend that she rub one drop of Peppermint essential oil on the top of each ear where the chilblains would normally occur. She tried this and reported back that the itching had stopped immediately. She also reported that she had no sign of the red sores that she would normally get each year in the cold weather.

My friend is continuing to use Peppermint essential oil in this cold weather to ensure that the chilblains do not come back. Needless to say, she has been very excited about the success of using Peppermint essential oil. I am likewise so glad to be able to access these wonderful therapeutic-grade essential oils.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: pain — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
3.Associated topics: pain — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
4.Associated topics: pain — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
5.Associated topics: pain — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
6.Associated topics: pain — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
7.Associated topics: neuropathy — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
8.Associated topics: neuropathy — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link

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