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Frankincense Oil Clears Up Cold Sores

Author: Heidi K.
Date: 09-04-2005
Views: 40,491
Word Count: 216
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 937-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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For years I have been plagued with outbreaks of cold sores always at the worst possible time. It is an apparent result of over-exposure to sun and/or at times of stress. These sores were extremely painful, lasted at least a week and made me very self-conscious.

I had read many testimonials regarding Frankincense oil, and decided to try applying this oil at the first sign of my last outbreak. As soon as I felt the telltale tingle on my lower lip, I applied a drop of Frankincense to my finger and rubbed it on. I repeated this 2 times the first day. The pain that has always followed the tingle never developed.

The second day the sore seemed to reach its peak and began to drain, but had no associated pain. I repeated the first day's 3x per day application of Frankincense.

The third day there was again no pain, and the sore had begun to disappear. I repeated the 3x per day application of Frankincense. Today, the fourth day, there is no pain, the sore is gone and all that is left is a dry layer of skin over the place where the sore was.

Thanks be to God for the gifts that he has given us. May He give us the wisdom to use them wisely.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: cold-sores-/-fever-blisters — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: blemishes — "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
3.Associated topics: blemishes — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
4.Associated topics: blemishes — "[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."Link

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