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Lavender Works Good For Bad Sun Burns


Author: Sondra L.
Date: 06-04-2009
Views: 2,246
Word Count: 69
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3589-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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Went fishing, my son's arm that was exposed to the sun was burnt. The next day the blister came off leaving raw skin and decided to use Lavender on it. The next day the open sore had already started to heal. My Nephew had no hat and the sun burnt his head. I put the oil on and in a few minutes the sting and soreness had left.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sunburn — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
2.Associated topics: sunburn — "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
3.Associated topics: scalp — "It is suggested that the in vivo effect of tea tree oil ointment in the therapy of fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes as well as in the treatment of dandruff, a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, may be at least partly due to an antifungal activity of tea tree oil."Link

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