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Lavender For Chemical Burns


Author: Linda R.
Date: 09-15-2010
Views: 9,345
Word Count: 329
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 4618-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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My husband went to Oklahoma for training. He was in a room with chemicals and didn't realize he got some on his hand. He returned to the class room to continuing reading his text book. He rested his head on his hand while reading. During the class he felt a burning sensation on his head. Class was over and he rushed to his motel room to find a chemical burn on his head. He showered and was not able to get relief. He had gel for burns in his 1st aid kit but he got no relief. Thank god it was his last day before coming home.

When he got home late Friday the first thing he said to me was I am hurting and need something for this chemical burn. He really thought I was going to get triple antibiotic but instead I said Lavender what else. He was skeptical but not me. By this time the burn was greenish yellow and looking infected anyone else would have probably said lets go to the emergency but not me, I am a true believer in YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS... I immediately apply two drops on it and it gave him relief right away. The next morning when he showered the greenish yellow infection rolled off looked like a piece of yellow/green piece of wet paper, and it was starting to heal.

Today is Thursday six days later I have been applying 2 drops in the morning and 2 drops in the evening right before he goes to bed and it is 99% healed it went from the size of 1 1/2inche wide 3inches long to about a quarter size in six days and the quarter size is almost all gone the amazing thing is that there is that no scare being left behind. I am so in "AW" about this testimony I wished I had taken before and after pictures because this is truly an amazing miracle.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.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
2.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
3.Associated topics: chemical-burn — "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: chemical-burn — "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
5.Associated topics: skin,scars — "[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
6.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
7.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
8.Associated topics: skin — "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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