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A Successful Experiment With Actinic Keratosis


Author: Karla E.
Skill: Healer
Date: 04-11-2012
Views: 5,492
Word Count: 252
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7071-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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My friend, who plays a lot of golf went to the doctor for some age spots on his forearms. The doctor diagnosed actinic keratosis and gave him a cream to apply daily for a couple weeks. I visited him and saw that his forearms were all blistered; they looked like someone dumped acid on them.

I asked him about it and he told me the story. He had just finished his treatment and was waiting for his arms to heal, so that he could start treating the backs of his calves for the same thing. I said "NO - try Lemongrass". He was a HARD SELL. He finally said that he would use Lemongrass on one calf and his cream on the other one. I googled the ingredients in the cream and found it to be a topical chemotherapy.

I told him to put a couple drops of Lemongrass on his hand and rub it all over his calf, 2-3 times per day. After a week I started asking how he was doing and he was always very vague.

Long story short, in 10 days the spots on his calf where Lemongrass was applied, were completely gone, the skin was totally healthy! I asked about the other calf; it was then that he confessed that he didn't put the cream on, apparently he had enough with the creme and his arms.

Now it is 9 months later and he is still golfing as usual, but sharing the Lemongrass with his golfing buddy!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: aging, cancer, cancerous, keratoses, precancerous, premalignant, skin infection.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: actinic-keratosis — "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-infection — "[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: skin-infection — "[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
4.Associated topics: skin-infection — "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

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