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My Allergic Reaction To Poisonous Plants

Author: Helen J.
Date: 06-24-2007
Views: 6,144
Word Count: 219
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2231-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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Today my husband and I were within a couple driving hours from home after a long vacation when there was a wreck in front of us. He went to help and I jumped out of our car into the ditch to call 911.

Within two minutes, my feet and lower legs felt as if they were on fire. I had obviously walked in grass or weeds that my body didn't like, possibly poison ivy as well.

I had taken a limited supply of Young Living products with us and grabbed LavaDerm first, spraying my feet and legs a couple of times and letting the air conditioning blow on my legs.

Unfortunately the stinging got worse, so I rubbed on a few drops of the Purification oil blend. This particular oil always takes away the sting, including swelling and itching from nasty Texas fire ant bites. In this case thought, the stinging eased a bit, but welts started popping out on my feet, ankles and lower legs.

So then I grabbed the bottle of Thieves Mouthwash, a cosmetic sponge, and washed down my legs and feet and sandals. I then applied Dentarome Plus toothpaste to the welts. The intense burning sensation stopped and, within an hour, the welts were gone too.

Who knew that dental products would be so effective!

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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: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
4.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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