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Shellfish Caused Swelling And Leather Like Skin


Author: Melody S.
Date: 02-12-2013
Views: 1,842
Word Count: 461
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Testimonial ID: 8283-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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In 2011 I had the misfortune of eating a delicious slice of pizza topped with shellfish. That night my feet, ankles, and lower legs blew up to more than twice their size. It was both painful to stand and very difficult to walk.

With a variety of treatments, over an extended period of time my legs, feet and ankles returned to their normal size so I could walk again without pain, but the skin impacted by the unnaturally excessive stretching turned a maroon color and had the texture of shoe leather. The difference in skin color and texture was so extreme that in my bare legs it looked like I was wearing ankle high socks.

I tried countless concoctions, including prescription, over-the-counter, and homemade "healing" recipes to get my skin to return back to normal, but to no avail. Apparently, the skin on your stomach is designed to go back to normal if it expands, but not the skin on your legs. I was so happy to be walking again without pain that I decided not to fret about how my legs looked.

Almost 2 years later, I stumbled on an Young Living product testimonial addressing the topic of eczema. I opened it out of curiosity and noticed the author supplied a formula made up of 30 drops of Lavender, 10 drops of Lemon, and virgin coconut oil and got amazing results. I had a near empty 15ml bottle of Lemon oil, so I put in the 10 drops of Lemon, 30 drops of Lavender and filled the remainder of the bottle with virgin coconut oil.

I have been applying this formula to the affected area on my legs daily. I am thrilled to report evidence of the color and texture of the skin on my lower legs, ankles, and feet miraculously returning to normal. Praise the Lord!!

I am thankful to Almighty God for this evidence of healing; the makers of Young Living for the existence and availability of their therapeutic grade oils; the author of the testimonial that was shared for the benefit of others, which caused me to try this recipe for treatment; and the creators/managers/maintainers of this testimonial website who regularly send out alerts of new testimonials matching the keywords of prior searches.

I have been using these high quality products for several years now and I am continuously amazed at the miraculous results. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!! Thank you for your skill, your dedication, your sacrifice, and your product integrity.

I recommend using the basic search option of the Oil-Testimonials.com website and putting in the keyword skin to see how others have used Young Living products with great success. If you're not afraid to act on the suggestions that apply to your problem, you too can be blessed by the results.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.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
2.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
3.Associated topics: 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
4.Associated topics: food-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "[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
6.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
7.Associated topics: food-allergies — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link
8.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link

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