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Healed A Bubbling Applesauce Burn With Lavender


Author: Rosemary T.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 01-13-2005
Views: 2,665
Word Count: 243
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 589-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 5

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One August evening I was cooking applesauce and when I removed the cover it bubbled and spat out about a 1/4 teaspoon of hot sauce onto my forearm. I could not reach the kitchen sink faucet as quickly as I could my bottle of Lavender. I dropped Lavender on the spot and wiped the sauce and Lavender off and reapplied Lavender. The burn began to sting sharply after about a minute and I put on another neat drop of Lavender. It stung a few seconds and the pain dissapeared as I finished with the applesauce.

About a half-hour later I noticed that it had blistered and been rubbed off onto my apron. I haven't even noticed. I did notice the hole in my arm and was surprised it did not hurt. I showered and dropped about two more drops of Lavender on the site and went to bed. In the morning I examined the burn; it had a nice scab. About two times a day I applied Lavender neat on the site. Four days later the site had healed enough that the scab came off. The burn was indented (it was a hole) but a healthy pink. In three weeks you could hardly tell I had had a burn. The skin tissue had regenerated and filled in, where normally we are used to seeing raised scar tissue. That was over a year ago, and today you cannot see where the burn occured.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: food-/-cooking — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link
2.Associated topics: burns — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
3.Associated topics: burns — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link
4.Associated topics: scars — "[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
5.Associated topics: scars — "[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

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