Cut Thumb Received Helichrysum For Healing
Author: Nancy C.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Word Count: 503
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Testimonial ID: 1272-OR
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While preparing Thanksgiving dinner, in a moment of distraction, I cut my thumb. I will skip the details, but suffice it to say, I thought I would have to go to the emergency room for stitches. First, I decided to see if Helichrysum essential oil, known for its ability to stop bleeding, amongst other things, would help. Fortunately, my husband, Bob, walked into the room while I was trying to open the bottle with my teeth!
When I uncovered the cut, he poured several drops of Helichrysum on my thumb. I applied pressure for a few minutes, and then we repeated the application of Helichrysum. It took 4 or 5 rounds of this for the bleeding to slow enough so I could put a bandage on. I changed the bandage every hour of so, applying a drop of Helichrysum. I did not need to go to the emergency room. And dinner was only delayed about 45 minutes!
I continued to put a drop on the cut every time I changed the bandage. I also added a drop of Melrose (a blend of oils that helps the body fight off infection). One interesting thing about the way Helichrysum helps the body heal is that it heals from the inside out. A benefit of this is, since tissue near the skin does not close over the wound, infection does not get sealed deep inside. I was careful to keep it clean and dry. I applied the oils several times a day. Within a few days, I was "all better". Once the skin healed, I added some Geranium oil to encourage the nerves to heal.
I decided to not use more Helichrysum after this, as I wanted the scar as a reminder of how important it is to stay 'present' and focus on what I am doing in the moment. Too often, I find myself doing one thing while my mind is thinking about other things. Not being present when in the presence of sharp objects can be dangerous!
As a footnote: I have 2 or 3 different 'brands' of Helichrysum in the house. I used Young Living's with my Thanksgiving wound, as I know that this is a very high quality, therapeutic grade oil. As it costs about $1.00 per drop, I have tried other brands that cost much less and come from companies who have good quality control and good products. A couple of weeks ago, I used those oils on a small cut. One of the other Helichrysum oils worked better than the other, but not as well as the Young Living. This confirms, for me, that paying a premium price for a top-quality therapeutic grade oil is well worth it. When I realized how much a co-pay for an emergency room visit would have cost me, the half bottle of Helichrysum (about $30-$40) I used on my Thanksgiving injury was a real savings!
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