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Used Wintergreen & Cypress On Osteoarthritic Knee


Author: Rosalie W.
Date: 05-21-2007
Views: 11,183
Word Count: 124
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 2139-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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I have osteoarthritis in my knee. I had the knee cleaned up and the doctor said I would be a candidate down the road for a knee replacement. After surgery I continued to have trouble with the knee with pain, swelling, stiffness and water on the knee.

My sister in law (who is an oiler) told me to try 3 drops of Wintergreen and 3 drops of Cypress oils and rub it over the knee a couple of times a day.

The first time I used it the pain was gone almost immediately. I don't use it regularly now but I probably should...... but when the weather changes or I twist my knee, I need it and it works wonderfully every time.

These essential oils are great!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: joints,osteoarthritis — "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
2.Associated topics: joints,osteoarthritis — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
3.Associated topics: joints — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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