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What I Did For A Wasp Sting

Author: Debra B.
Date: 07-13-2007
Views: 5,931
Word Count: 258
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2280-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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The other day I was going outside to my cousins back yard through the sliding glass door. I stepped out and this wasp (at the time I didn't know what it was) swooped down & stung me under my eye, as I was swinging at it trying to get it away from my face.

As I walked to what I needed to do it hurt & my eye started to water & the swelling started. On my way back in I looked above where the door was & saw a wasps nest that was 3" by 2"'s. Then I knew I was stung by a wasp. I went to the mirror & my eye still watering & below it was swelling.

I went to my van & got my desk reference pocket books, looked up about stings. Since I only had a first aid kit with the oils in it with me I looked what I had. Between the 2 books it said I could use Lavender for the sting or pain & Purification for the swelling or to take out the poison. After taking the stinger out I put 1 drop of Lavender on & instantly felt it starting to work, the pain subsiding. Then followed that with 1 drop of Purification. Within 1/2 hr there was no swelling, no sting & a red dot smaller than the size of a pin head where I had been stung. I only used those 2 drops & was fine. With these kind of results who could go wrong using the oils!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: swelling-/-swollen-/-puffy — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
2.Associated topics: eyes — "Researchers report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb[s] rosemary [and sage], promotes eye health. The team found that carnosic acid protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity.... Their findings suggest that carnosic acid may have clinical applications for the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration."Link

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