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Lavender Used On A Cut And A Rash


Author: Marika H.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 01-16-2005
Views: 2,843
Word Count: 222
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 591-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Well, the first personal experience I had with essential oils was the day I got my Young Living Success Kit in the mail! I had this deep cut on the side of my thumb at the edge of my fingernail. My fingers get really dry in the winter and they crack. It had been there for at least 2 weeks. So, i decided, "what the hey"..."my first experiment!" I dropped one drop on my thumb, and some of it fell onto my leg.i had been itching furiously for weeks-on just the bottoms of my legs. Felt like fire when i scratched - I hadn't realized that I probably had poisonous something or other and not known and continued to spread it. So immediately my thumb and my burning leg stopped hurting.

I decided to try some on the rest of only that leg to see if it made a difference or not. I hadn't been putting anything at all on my legs because i couldn't figure out what on earth it was. 20 minutes later, I looked down at my thumb and my skin had totally closed up. You could no longer see into my skin. It really freaked me out. I continued to apply the Lavender neat on my legs and the rash went away within a week! I love Lavender!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
2.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
3.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
4.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
5.Associated topics: skin,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
6.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
7.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link
8.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

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