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A Ganglion Cyst Burst Under My Skin

Author: Connie D.
Date: 04-21-2013
Views: 6,939
Word Count: 110
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8486-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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I have had a large ganglion cyst on my big toe for about five years. I considered surgery because supposedly that is the only way to get rid of them. Instead, I put a drop of Lemongrass oil on it every day for a week and a half. During this time it became softer and I could move it around. Then one day I simply pushed hard on it and it burst under the skin.

After a month of stopping the oil I noticed it coming back as they have a tendency to do, so I simply restarted the Lemongrass and it was gone again.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: cyst — "[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
2.Associated topics: joints — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
3.Associated topics: joints — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
4.Associated topics: joints — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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