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Garden Accident Required First Aid Action


Author: Bonita S.
Date: 12-26-2012
Views: 1,350
Word Count: 349
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8092-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I had been working in my flower garden and dropped a large jagged rock on my hand. It gouged a deep wound into my finger and deposited lots of black soil in the wound. It hurt something awful.

I came inside and washed it. It hurt so bad all I could stand was a gentle stream of cold water. I rinsed as much soil from the wound as possible. Didn't do any more to it, because of the discomfort. By evening the finger was swelling so much I couldn't bend it and it really hurt!

Then the "well, duh" moment hit me. Essential oils! Since I was new to the oils when this happened, all I had was Thieves and Peace & Calming. I dropped 2 drops of Thieves on the wound and again about an hour later before going to bed, dropped another drop on the wound.

The next morning no pain, no swelling just an open wound on my finger. I dropped some more oil on it and totally forgot about it.

Just recently, my "mighty hunter" (the cat) brought a baby squirrel to his "brothers" two Min-Pins. The baby was still alive but I think his little back was broken. I picked him up and he could move enough to bite my finger. I put the little guy in the woods where I thought he would be safe, came back to he house, washed the wound, dropped Thieves on it and didn't tell my hubby till the next morning.

I asked him to find the spot where the baby had bitten me. He finally found it but it was difficult! There were 2 puncture wounds but one was completely closed and the larger one was almost closed! Thieves--I don't want to be without it!!! The strange thing is that the Thieves oil did not sting either time I used it for those wounds but other times when I have used it, it has stung. I don't know what the difference is but I do know it is worth any pain the Thieves caused to receive the healing I received from it!!!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: wound — "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: infection — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
3.Associated topics: infection — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
4.Associated topics: infection — "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
5.Associated topics: infection — "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
6.Associated topics: skin — "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
7.Associated topics: infection,wound — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
8.Associated topics: infection,skin — "[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

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