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Thieves And Peppermint For Poison Ivy

Author: Anita M.
Date: 04-19-2006
Views: 5,786
Word Count: 231
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1349-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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My 16 year old son is allergic to poison ivy, he gets 2 bad cases each spring and fall, and generally mild cases during summer. He has always had to get shots and go on a round of a dos-pak (steroid) when he gets it in the spring and fall.

This spring, last week as a matter of fact, he noticed a few spots. He rubbed a drop of Peppermint oil on the random spots twice. They dried up and he experienced little to no itching.

Then he had a dime-sized patch on his wrist. I read in the essential oils reference book that the Thieves oil blend would help, so out it came. We applied it 2-3x with him just rubbing a drop onto the area. It immediately started drying up and no itching.

Finally he got the worst 'bubble-cluster' on the side of his hand about the size of a nickle. Plus it was bubbled up to about 1/2", the worst I had seen. We immediately started the Thieves and he noticed within just 2-4 applications that it was getting better. Then we decided to put 2 drops directly on the blister 2x a day.

It has now been 3 days since the very first application. He has not complained of any itching, it is drying up and the bubble is almost completely gone.

He also commented how he likes the smell!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
2.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
3.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link

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