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A Hornet Sting & Purification Essential Oil

Author: Laura H.
Date: 03-27-2008
Views: 2,864
Word Count: 281
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2753-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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One summer afternoon, my children and I were enjoying the weather in our backyard. I noticed my 3 year old playing with a bug or something from afar. All of a sudden, he jumped and screamed.

I couldn't see what it was, so I went over and asked him some questions. This is difficult in a 3 year old! He insisted it was not a bee, so I looked up a picture of a hornet on the Internet and asked him if that was what 'bit' him. He seemed to indicate 'yes'.

I immediately put on some of the Purification oil blend, and then rubbed in some Rose Ointment. I then had to put his 2 younger siblings down for a nap.

Fifteen minutes later, I got back to him and noticed that his sting had swollen quite a bit and looked painful. I realized that I should not have put on Rose Ointment, since it locks in the oil and what I needed Purification to do in this case was DRAW OUT the venom.

I washed off his finger, and then reapplied Purification oil. I also used an icepack for a little bit, because the swelling was so extreme. The bite was on the joint of his pinkie finger. We sat on the couch and read a book for 15 minutes, and every 2 minutes I applied a couple more drops. Then it was time for his nap.

When he awoke 1.5 hours later, there was NO SIGN of the bite.

I asked if it hurt, and he said no, and then -- not believing him -- I rubbed my finger across where the bite had been, and he showed no signs of pain.


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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: bugs-/-insects,bite-/-sting — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
3.Associated topics: bite-/-sting — "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

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