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Facial Swelling Reduced After Basketball Injury

Author: Lorie S.
Skill: Health Coach
Date: 02-07-2011
Views: 3,027
Word Count: 181
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5380-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 1

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My niece called me yesterday at 6:00 pm after arriving home from my great-nephew's basketball tournament. Towards the end of the game he was accidentally struck across the nose and eye area by another players elbow. The coach and nurse took a look at him and said he should be ok and then sent him home.

She did a quick look to see what essential oils she had on hand; Lavender, Lemon and Balsam Fir. I had her take a chunk of pure virgin coconut oil, warm it in her palm, and add a drop of Lavender oil. She rubbed a bit on each temple, his nose and around his eyes (being extremely careful to NOT get any in his eye.)

Then I had her rub a drop of Balsam Fir across his brow. Immediately his facial pain and tension were relieved! He used a ice pack 10 minutes on and 20 minutes off throughout the evening.

They texted me at 9:30 pm to say the swelling was gone and that no bruising had occurred! I'll be checking in with them this morning!

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Supporting Scientific Study
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

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