My Secret Oil Blend For Swelling & Irritation
Author: Tammy S.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Word Count: 402
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 8649-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8
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Here is the inflammation oil blend that has worked very well for me:
* 30 drops PanAway
* 10 drops Copaiba
* 10 drops Myrrh
* 5 drops Helichrysum
* 5 drops Vetiver
Mix the above in an empty 5-ml essential oil bottle. I used the PanAway bottle from my first Everyday Oil Kit order. Massage 3-4 drops of the blend into inflamed, stiff joints and muscles. Repeat as often as necessary.
Now for the story behind this blend: My college-aged daughter and I were headed to the University of Arkansas this past week for orientation and I had done something to my knee, whether during gardening or working out previously, and didn’t realize how hard it was to walk comfortably or bend the joint until we were loading the car. I knew I would be in no shape for all the walking on campus for the subsequent two days, especially since the U of A in Fayetteville is NOT flat terrain.
I carry a bag of oils wherever I go and I got out the ones I mentioned above and applied only a drop or two of each on and around my knee, rubbing gently. The tight, inflamed feeling was immediately relieved as I could bend my knee remarkably well. I reapplied these same oils 15 minutes before our arrival on campus. I was able to walk without any of the discomfort I had experienced earlier in the day.
I again used the oils before bed that night and have continued to do so each day until my knee is back to normal. It is so much better than it was 4 days ago and I want to be sure to experience complete healing with these "wonder medicines."
Upon returning home, I decided to consolidate these oils into one bottle for ease of application and to eliminate opening 5 bottles each time I wanted to apply them.
Why do these oils work so well? Each oil molecule is able to cross the membrane of every cell in the body in 21 seconds. Now that is quick entry with rapid results!
PanAway reduces pain and inflammation, increases circulation, and accelerates healing.
Copaiba is a powerful natural steroid.
Myrrh is a great analgesic and has anesthetic properties.
Helichrysum is anesthetic, antispasmodic, regenerates nerves, and stimulates circulation.
Vetiver is antispasmodic, a relaxant and a circulatory stimulant.
I LOVE Young Living oils and never leave home without them and this is a case in point. I never know when I'll need them!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: arthritis, cartilage, exercise, exercising, flexible, injury, ligaments, muscle, stiffness, tendons.
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."||Link|
|2.||Associated topics: inflammation — "[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|
|3.||Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."||Link|
|4.||Associated topics: joints,inflammation — "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|
|5.||Associated topics: joints,inflammation — "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|
|6.||Associated topics: inflammation — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."||Link|
|7.||Associated topics: inflammation — "Phytogenic compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are currently discussed as promising complementary agents in prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our study aimed to evaluate possible protective and curative effects of broccoli extract (BE) and of the essential oils of turmeric (Cuo), thyme (To), and rosemary (Ro) in a rat model with a mild dextran sulphate sodium- (DSS-) induced colitis.... We conclude that the phytogenic additives tested have a promising anti-inflammatory potential in vivo and a particular role in the prevention of IBD."||Link|
|8.||Associated topics: inflammation — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."||Link|