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Pregnancy Fluid Retention & Citrus Fresh


Author: Robyn S.
Date: 04-13-2012
Views: 10,221
Word Count: 126
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7087-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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At six months in my pregnancy I had extreme fluid retention - every part of my body swelled up, particularly my feet, calves, hands and face.

I read that Tangerine oil helps with fluid retention and since the Citrus Fresh oil blend contains Tangerine (and I already had some) I began applying the oil to my legs, feet and hands - diluted with V-6 and putting several drops in my water.

I also put Grapefruit essential oil in my water at different times.

After 2 days, my legs, hands, feet, and face all shrunk back to normal size! I couldn't believe how fast it worked!

I continue to drink Citrus Fresh and apply it if I start to feel tight in my extremities. It has been a life saver!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: edema, pregnant, puffy, swelling, water retention.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: edema — "[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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