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Mom's Boil Meets Her Oil


Author: Kristi P.
Date: 06-13-2012
Views: 4,860
Word Count: 384
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7405-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My mom just experienced her first, and hopefully only ever, boil. She thought it was a bug bite of some type, though she never felt a bite. She was visiting relatives and didn't have all her oils with her, but out of what she had we selected RC, Lavender & Peppermint so started applying them. The affected area was on her stomach and was 3 inches across, had a lump the size of an egg, was red and extremely painful.

The lump started to go down after she started using oils, before it had continued to get larger, and when she got home she started applying Purification and went to the doctor. Her doctor did not know what it was, but thought it might be MRSA and drained a good bit of puss out of it for relief and testing. She had already been applying RC and Lemon, which are best for MRSA, but began taking Lemon, Thyme and Oregano in a capsule as well. She learned you don't lick your fingers after making a capsule!

After a few days she decided it seemed more like a boil and that made perfect sense as I've had one. She added in Frankincense. As it turned out, the same oils she'd been using when we thought it was a bug bite were also good for a boil! I love the versatility of the oils!

Anyway, it healed up nicely as she applied the oils to it. At this point there is a spot the size of her pinky fingernail with a tiny lump, but she's going to continue applying oils till it's all gone, including Lavender to avoid any scarring.

My mom just got a call from the lab 16 days after the test to tell her it was fine and there was no bacteria. She's thankful she misplaced the antibiotics the doctor recommended and stuck to the oils, as it was most likely fungal and the antibiotics would have aggravated it.

My mom said she didn't use the oils as consistently as would have been good to because she was on vacation when it started and busy preparing for company upon return, so it likely took longer to heal than it otherwise would have, but it did stop hurting and start shrinking once she used the oils.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fungus — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
2.Associated topics: abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
3.Associated topics: abscess-/-boil-/-carbuncle — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
4.Associated topics: fungus — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
5.Associated topics: fungus — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
6.Associated topics: fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
7.Associated topics: fungus — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link
8.Associated topics: fungus — "[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

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