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An Amazing Experience With A Spider Bite

Author: Sally H.
Date: 11-02-2011
Views: 4,755
Word Count: 487
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Testimonial ID: 6480-OR
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Scientific Studies: 1

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Wow, one more amazing oil story. I was sitting in a chair next to my bed, with my feet propped up. It was time for bed, so I put my feet on the floor, turned around and sat on the bed. By the time I lifted up my feet into the bed, something had bitten my ankle. It started swelling really fast and itched terribly. I looked on the floor but could not find anything.

I wondered if it was a brown recluse spider, as they often disappear after a bite, before you see them. Well, right next to my bed, I keep a bunch of oils, so I looked and grabbed the Lavender. Put it on and the itching got less, but not the swelling. So I figured I will add Thieves. It made the itch less too, now almost gone. At that point I figured I should look up what the book recommends for spider bites. It said Basil, so I got back out of bed to find my Basil. Put it on and then watched the swelling go down.

I figured I would go to the bathroom and then looked down at my foot. Sure enough there were two, almost completely overlapping bright red circles, and I mean bright red, appearing on my ankle. I thought, "brown recluse" for sure.

I called Amanda to show her those circles that had appeared so fast. Weird thing was, there was now no itch and NO swelling anymore. I said to Amanda it was already "rotting my flesh", very scary, like a blood blister, but flat. Amanda said, no it looked like it was on top of my skin. So I went into the bathroom and got a wet face cloth and wiped at it. Sure enough, it was on top of my skin and just wiped off.

The book said the oil would pull the poison out of your body and that is what it did. My skin had no holes in it anywhere that I or Amanda could see, was not broken in any way we could see, but the blood was on the outside of my body! I then added some "Purification", that wiped off the last of the blood and after that there was NO sign of me having been bitten!!! None at all, never did itch or swell all night, still looks and feels fine this morning. I went ahead and put Basil and Purification on again, but I think I got to it so fast, it just pulled it all out.

I thank God for these amazing oils, I think we all start out doubting a little that they will work, but the more you use them, the more you will believe! I saved myself a lot of trouble if that really was a brown recluse, but I will never know. Whatever it was, it appears to be history for 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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