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Lavender Worked Great On My Sprained Ankle

Author: Jeanne W.
Skill: Healer
Date: 02-16-2011
Views: 8,100
Word Count: 149
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5451-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 1

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A few weeks ago I sprained my left ankle, twisting it badly while at home, just prior to leaving to pick up my children. The muscles felt too pulled to walk on, were very painful to the touch, and a large "egg" had started to form just beneath the ankle bone. Not having time to ice, I instinctively grabbed my Lavender, applying 4 drops, tapping it into the skin lightly, and reapplying until the skin would take no more, about 16-20 drops in all.

The pain subsided IMMEDIATELY, though the ankle was still sore to walk on, so I went very cautiously. About an hour later, after arriving home, I propped the foot up, and the "egg" was GONE. Also, the ankle never did bruise at all. I still did some PT exercises for it and stretched a lot to ensure a full recovery, but the Lavender saved me!

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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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