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Balsam Fir Helped My Bursitis Greatly


Author: Patsy J.
Date: 05-16-2010
Views: 4,813
Word Count: 100
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 4317-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I put 3 drops of Young Living Idaho Balsam Fir on my knee to help with pain; soon the pain left.

The relief lasted a very reasonable length of time. A few drops applied to my left hip also relieved the discomfort from the sciatic nerve that runs down the leg from the lower back.

Idaho Balsam Fir is grounding and balancing, It has done so much for my joint and sciatic nerve pain so that I can enjoy my daily activities such as shopping and yard work.

The warm aroma of Idaho Balsam Fir soothes and rejuvenates body and mind.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: artheritis, arthritic, arthritis, bursitus, hips, joints, pseudogout, sciatica, trochanteric.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: joints,osteoarthritis,arthritis — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
2.Associated topics: joints,osteoarthritis,arthritis — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
3.Associated topics: joints — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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