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Eye Stye & Earache Cleared Up Nicely


Author: Catherine W.
Skill: Healer
Date: 11-16-2004
Views: 10,924
Word Count: 170
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 480-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 6

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Several times this year I got an eye stye. It is a red swollen lump on the outer edge, inside or under the eyelid. They are very painful and take about 2 weeks for them to go away.

The second time I got one, I checked my essential oil reference book and found out that Lavender oil assisted with eye infections. I applied a drop or two of Lavender on my temples and between my eyes on the bridge of my nose every time I remembered, which was about 3-5 times daily. In three days, my stye had disappeared! I am thrilled to have figured this out!

I did the same thing with a very painful earache to which I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital as a last resort for antibiotics. I applied the oil around my ear and a few drops on a piece of cotton batten and placed on the ear canal opening. It cleared up in two days.

Many thanks to Lavender oil!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis),ears — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: ears — "[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere’s disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere’s disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."Link
3.Associated topics: ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis),ears — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
4.Associated topics: stye — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
5.Associated topics: eyes — "Researchers report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb[s] rosemary [and sage], promotes eye health. The team found that carnosic acid protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity.... Their findings suggest that carnosic acid may have clinical applications for the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration."Link
6.Associated topics: ears — "Ginger root reduced the induced vertigo significantly better than did placebo."Link

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