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Brown Recluse Spider Bite Looked Like A War Wound

Author: Mary F.
Skill: Frequency Energy
Date: 11-15-2012
Views: 16,332
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Testimonial ID: 7963-OR
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Since spring is springing and many of us will be enjoying the great outdoors, I thought my following experience might contain some useful information should you ever need it.

Last October I was bitten in the calf by a brown recluse spider. I knew immediately from the way it felt, this was something to take very seriously. Most folks will advise you to go immediately to the hospital as you could lose a leg (or more). I do not recommend doing the following unless you are able to be 100% vigilant for at least a week until the crisis period is over and you know you are in healing mode.

When I researched the hospital protocol, their only treatment was to prescribe antibiotics and cut out the wound and keep cutting until it is no longer necessary, since this spider emits a flesh-eating enzyme. There is no anti-venom for brown recluse spiders. (There is for black widow spider bites).

I didn't see how an antibiotic was going to address a flesh-eating enzyme. This bite is life threatening, but I knew I had around 24 hours to see what I could do. I knew that if I experienced a fever or chills or if the wound turned black or went into a crater shape I would have to go to the hospital immediately.

I first applied Young Living's Purification oil blend and then layered Basil and Lavender, Frankincense and Helichrysum over the wound. I cut some Basil leaves from the garden and put that over the wound, covered it with a sterile gauze pad and wrapped it in gauze. I took a capsule of Thieves internally and a capsule of charcoal internally three times in that first 12 hour period, and for the following three days. Every three to four hours - I put on a new poultice.

On the second day I added Melissa oil to the external blend. Over the oil blend, I layered powdered charcoal to help pull out the poison. When I took off the poultice after the second day the wound was fleshy and huge, but it hadn't cratered or turned black.

On the next day I alternated the charcoal with bentonite clay. I continued with this protocol for four days. On the fourth day a blister began to form and by the fifth day, it was huge and full of liquid so I knew I going in the right direction. (Out, not in!). I continued with this protocol. The blister released in the shower a couple of days later.

I then continued the poultices for several days until the wound began to heal over. At that time I changed the essential oil protocol to include mostly Lavender, Basil, Helichrysum and Frankincense. I kept it wrapped in gauze until it was healed. This protocol worked so well, the only scar I have from this event is a quarter size discoloration, which is remarkable because at one point it looked like a war wound, with a blister the size of a fist.

I made sure to drink a lot of water and herbal teas throughout the entire process. I also made sure that after that first 24 hours of super vigilance, I had plenty of rest. Looking back on this all it was like a vision quest for me. In all ways.

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Supporting Scientific Study
helichrysum-oil - "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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