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Husband Cut Finger Very Deep With A Knife


Author: Susan A. N.
Date: 01-05-2005
Views: 6,360
Word Count: 276
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 573-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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My husband was cutting up some meat that we were going to have at a BBQ. On the last piece that he cut, he came down and cut the tip of his finger, through the nail, all the way down to the bone. I was grabbing my keys to take him to the hospital because it was so deep. He said he did not want to go and asked me for some of that Lavender oil I was always talking about. As of this point, my husband still did not believe in the oils, like I do. I gave it to him, and he put it on his finger. It bled real bright for a couple of seconds.

After putting pressure on the wound for a couple of minutes, he checked it out, and it had stopped bleeding. He used some surgical tape to keep the wound wrapped.

After a week of puting the oil on 5-6 times a day, he changed the tape. When he took it off, there was no scab. It was healing from the inside out, which contradicts how my wounds healed with out oils. At this point it was about 80% healed.

He continued for another couple of weeks of putting the oil on. After that it was completely healed, without stitches. Another interesting fact is that he never lost his fingernail. He had cut it through the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Today, about 6 years later, there is no visible scar. This was how my husband finally believed in the oils. Thank you, Gary Young!!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[A] literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice... focus[ing] mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme, and ocimum [basil] oils."Link
2.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[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
3.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
4.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "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
5.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link
6.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[T]he influence of essential oils (mainly tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme and ocimum [basil] oils) on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice."Link

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