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Pregnancy Affected Blood Circulation In My Legs

Author: Kelly L.
Date: 09-19-2015
Views: 2,206
Word Count: 120
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10762-OR
Scientific Studies: 4

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During my pregnancy with baby #3, my blood circulation started spiraling out of control. The extra blood volume and blood pressure from the pregnancy really were taking a toll on my lower body.

So I made a circulation support cream with essential oils. This is the recipe:

2 handfuls of coconut oil
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Lemongrass
10 drops Cypress
10 drops Copaiba

In addition to applying the homemade cream on my legs twice a day, I also took a gelcap containing Cypress and Lemongrass essential oils, as an extra support to my circulation.

I am thankful to the manufacturer of these wonderful products. I have taken many supplements before for varicose veins but never got the results I have seen with these essential oils.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Aromatherapy... [consisting of] a blend of oils of lemon (Citrus limonum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)... is effective in lowering systolic blood pressure and sympathetic nerve system activity... of heart rate variability."Link
2."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
3."The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
4."[I]dentifying... the effects of YYA [ylang ylang aroma] on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) is important in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of YYA. The present results demonstrated that inhalation of YYA significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Inhalation of YYA also significantly decreased the HRs in 10 leads.... In the present results, YYA caused a reduction of HR and BP, and a relief of the arousal level in healthy men. The present results show a sedative effect of YYA, and this study provides some evidences for the usage of YYA [as a] medicinal agent."Link

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