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Bergamot Oil For Shingles & Nerve Discomfort


Author: Dianna W.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 10-14-2007
Views: 13,208
Word Count: 251
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 2475-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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For those of you who suffer with shingles and the associated pain try Bergamot.

I have suffered with shingles off and on for years and have tried many remedies. Some effective, some not so great.

My sister-in-law suggested the use of Bergamot. I have found that when I apply Bergamot to the general area at the first signs of pain, it seems to stop an outbreak in its tracks. If the outbreak has already advanced to the blister stage, application of Bergamot can still speed the process.

Italian research indicates Bergamot has therapeutic applications for many conditions attributed to a weakened immune system due to stress and/or depression.

If a person has had chicken pox the virus can lie dormant for years in the nervous system, so with a depleted system or stress as mentioned, shingles can erupt, usually around the waist, back or face.

Bergamot does increase photo-sensitivity so protect the application area from direct sun light. Also dilute your Bergamot before use with V-6 or Olive Oil.

More info on Shingles:

Shingles is a sign of a weakened immune system. Causes can be physical stress due to improper nutrition, insufficient elimination, lack of sleep, emotional stress, exposure to toxic chemicals, molds and other factors.

It has been documented that in many episodes of shingles and herpes there appears to be a direct link to a deficit of the amino acid lysine. Lysine is deficit in grains but abundant in meat. Lysine supplements and bulk powder can be found in most health food and drug stores.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: antiviral, chickenpox, herpetic, neuralgia, postherpetic, shingle, vaccination, vaccinations, vaccine, varicella, vesicle, vesicles, viral, zoster.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: herpes — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: neuralgia,herpes,shingles — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
3.Associated topics: herpes — "Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."Link

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