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Thyme Oil Alleviated Swelling In Broken Toe


Author: Sheila H.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 09-30-2008
Views: 7,482
Word Count: 363
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 3135-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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On Sept. 24, 2008 I was at work when I slammed my right foot into a mail cart and broke my little toe on my right foot. First oil I thought of was Lavender but I did not have any. I used the Peace & Calming oil blend, and the throbbing was relieved temporarily.

When I got home 5 hours later I could see the blackness and the swelling was setting in.. My toe felt like it was going to burst and the bruising was almost up to my ankle bone and creeping up to the third toe from the little toe.

When I walked into the house, I grabbed my essential oils reference book and looked up "broken bones". The first recommendation was Thyme oil. I had that oil so I applied approximately 3-4 drops neat on the swollen black toe. I applied the oil underneath the toes where it was also bruised. The throbbing stopped immediately.

About 30 minutes passed when I looked at my toe and the swelling had stopped. A few hours (4-5 hrs) later I looked at my foot and the black area had turned to a reddish blue. I applied it one more time before going to bed. The swelling and bruising was less the next day.

Five days later, my toe is almost back to normal. I was able to wear shoes yesterday . I continued to apply the Thyme oil again 3 - 4 times a day, neat. I have not had any pain at all since the initial application of the Thyme Oil.

Not once did I take any type of pain reliever. The workman's compensation nurse wanted to know what I was prescribed for the pain and I said "nothing". I'm using Thyme Oil, she said" What"? I explained to her how I used it because she was curious.

The day after I broke my toe, my foot felt good enough for me to bale hay! I hobbled around but it was very do-able. Pain free unless I wasn't paying attention when someone threw a bale of hay to me and I stepped wrong with my broken toe.

Essential oils.....Love them dearly!


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Supporting Scientific Study
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

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