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Frostbite Could Have Led To Chilblains


Author: Pat L.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 12-28-2012
Views: 4,969
Word Count: 103
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 8106-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I had frostbite on some toes which left them vulnerable to chilblains, a painful swelling condition on the foot when the temperatures drop. In the past I had taken an herb which is no longer available in Canada.

I went through the Desk Reference and researched oils for circulation. I found that Thyme, Peppermint and Cypress were listed. I made a blend and applied it to the toes. Within two days the swelling disappeared along with the discomfort.

I am always amazed when I get results with the oils and will continue to use them for maintenance. Thanks, Young Living for your great products.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: swelling-/-swollen-/-puffy — "[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
2.Associated topics: chilblains — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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