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Melrose For Mastitis


Author: Christina C.
Date: 12-05-2009
Views: 7,595
Word Count: 185
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3995-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I have been breastfeeding for almost three years and in that time I have had mastitis, a breast infection, 6 times. 4 of them were serious, 104 degree fever, extreme pain, tears, etc. The last two were cleared up within hours of applying Melrose Essential Oil Blend from Young Living. After a few rounds with this incredibly painful infection, I learned a few things about preventing and treating mastitis at the first sign of infection. For me, I get mastitis from force being applied to my breasts, ie tight seat belts, bras, child kicking me, sleeping on my breasts, etc. I noticed when my immune system is weak, I am highly susceptible to mastitis.

For prevention I get at least 7 hours of sleep, eat natural, unprocessed foods, drink lots of fluids, avoid refined sugars, and keep my stress level down. With the first sign of redness, pain, soreness and a lump in one of my breasts, I take bed rest, nurse on the infected breast, apply Melrose, PanAway, and Peace & Calming. A large glass of purified water with Lemon Essential Oil doesn't hurt.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breastfeeding-/-milk-supply-/-nursing-/-lactation — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
2.Associated topics: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature — "[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
3.Associated topics: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature — "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
4.Associated topics: breast-infection-/-mastitis — "[T]he antibacterial activity of lemongrass oil (LG) and its major components (citral, geraniol, and myrcene) against four strains of clinically isolated bovine mastitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli).., as well as their activity on S. aureus biofilm formation [were investigated].... [T]hey inhibit S. aureus biofilm formation and exhibit effective killing activities on preformed biofilms."Link
5.Associated topics: breast-infection-/-mastitis — "Ten of the most known and used commercial essential oils (Cinnamomum zeylanicum L. [cinnamon], Citrus bergamia Risso [bergamot], Eucalyptus globulus Labill., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. [fennel], Origanum majorana L. [marjoram], Origanum vulgare L. [oregano], Rosmarinus officinalis L. [rosemary], Satureja montana L. [mountain savory], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. carvacrol [thyme], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. thymol [red thyme] were tested against six bacteria strains Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus chromogenes, Staphylococcus sciuri, Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus xylosus and Escherichia coli, responsible for mastitis in animals. The best results were achieved by S. montana, T. vulgaris ct. thymol and O. vulgare."Link

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