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Lavender And Pepperment For Insect Bites


Author: Dale W.
Skill: Healer
Date: 09-27-2010
Views: 3,080
Word Count: 110
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4639-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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I use YL's Lavender for mosquito bites - it's amazing! I live out in the country and trust me - we have tons of mosquitos and other annoying insects like deer flies etc.

Usually I only have to apply one or two drops of Lavender to the bite and almost immediately the itch is gone and the swelling is reduced! Only once this summer did the Lavender not completely take the itch and swelling away(it was a monster sized mosquito bite!) I reached for my Young Living pepperment oil and applied a few drops to the bite and within minutes the itch was gone and the swelling was reduced immensely!

Amazing products!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: swelling-/-swollen-/-puffy — "[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
2.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
3.Associated topics: bugs-/-insects — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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