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Lavender Oil For A Boiling Water Burn

Author: Sarah P.
Date: 12-08-2006
Views: 4,003
Word Count: 167
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1857-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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I accidentally poured boiling water on my hand (from the knuckle on my thumb to my wrist) and after I rinsed it with cool water I poured 5 or 6 drops of Lavender oil on it.

The pain went away immediately but the area was still really red. I put 3 more drops of Lavender on the area before bed and the next day, there was no burn, no blister, no red area - nothing. It was my first experience with an oil and it made a lasting impression.

The thing that really impressed me, though, was that about an hour after this burn I burned my forearm (I was doing a lot of baking that day and trying to do things in a hurry!) And wanted to test the oil.

So on that burn I put only ONE drop of Lavender on it after rinsing it in cool water. That burn took about 3 weeks to clear up.

So now I know how effective Lavender can be for burns!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: burns — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
2.Associated topics: burns — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link

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