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Wound Healed Fast With Helicrysum & Frankincense


Author: Virginia S.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 12-10-2007
Views: 4,979
Word Count: 234
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2589-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My brother came to our Thanksgiving dinner with his left hand wrapped in an ace bandage. When asked what had happened to his hand, he winced and described how he had been peeling apples with a paring knife and accidentally stabbed himself in the meat of his thumb. It was a deep wound, bleeding a lot; he had applied pressure and wrapped it up.

I immediately took him upstairs, sat him on the bed, and we unwrapped the bandage. Sure enough, the wound, about 3/8 inch long, began gushing blood.
I poured a few drops of Helichrysum on it, then we covered it up again for a few minutes. When we uncovered it again, the bleeding had slowed. I reapplied Helichrysum and added a drop of Frankincense. We wrapped it up again and went down to dinner.

A couple of hours later, we took another look. The bleeding had slowed to almost nothing, so I reapplied the oils, which stopped the bleeding completely, and made a sling so he could keep the wound uncovered and rest his hand.

When I visited my brother at home the next day, all the swelling was gone, the redness was gone, and the wound was obviously healing nicely. He was continuing to apply PanAway (which has helicrysum in it) and Frankincense, and when I called him on Monday the wound was just about completely healed. One more emergency room trip averted!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
3.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
4.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "[A] literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice... focus[ing] mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme, and ocimum [basil] oils."Link
5.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "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
6.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
7.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
8.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "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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