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Brown Recluse Spider Bite Experience

Author: Mary Ann D.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 05-12-2010
Views: 6,090
Word Count: 198
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 4310-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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I got a spider bite on my arm on April 2nd 2010, and didn't think much about it at first, but it developed a little whitehead in the middle immediately, and then it grew much bigger. I used the Purification, Thieves oil blends and Lavender oil on it right away.

It continued to grow, so that I realized it might be a very dangerous spider bite. After googling spider bite symptoms, I am convinced it must have been a brown recluse, although I did not see it.

Had I known this would prove so interesting, I would have taken pictures earlier in the process. I did take pictures from day 9, and documented the progress with pictures and my own testimonial. You can see it on this link:

I used lots of different essential oils in the process (Purification, Thieves, Lavender, Myrrh, Helichrysum, Copaiba, Oregano, Thyme, Frankincense, Cypress, Animal Scents Ointment), and I am sure they alleviated a great deal of pain, discomfort, not to mention infection.

My arm is almost totally back to normal now (40 days later), but I expect to add another photo to the series when the slight discoloration completely resolves in a few day's time.

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Supporting Scientific Study
helichrysum-oil - "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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