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Hives Gone With Peppermint


Author: Carole D.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 11-13-2008
Views: 5,649
Word Count: 157
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3206-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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For no apparent reason hives started to appear on different areas of my body a few years ago. Mostly they would appear on my hands and arms and continue to grow larger throughout the course of the day. They would always be calmed down in the mornings but not completely gone. I couldn't relate the cause to anything I was eating, doing or to any product I was using. I saw every expert imagineable and nobody could explain them or help me.

One day, purely by accident I applied Peppermint oil to a couple hives on the back of my hand. A few minutes later they were gone! I continued to use the Peppermint oil topically and within a week they were all completely gone. This was about 6 months ago and I haven't had a problem since. If I do see a small hive appear I zap it with the oil and don't give it another thought.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
3.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
4.Associated topics: dermatitis,eczema — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
5.Associated topics: dermatitis,hives-(Urticaria),eczema — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
6.Associated topics: skin — "[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: skin — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
8.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link

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