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Mosquito Bites & Peppermint Oil


Author: Fred N.
Date: 09-12-2005
Views: 10,229
Word Count: 88
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 953-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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As a distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, my friend e-mailed me his response to mosquito bites. He said, "This is great. The day we left I had a large mosquito bite, these bites stay with me for a least 3 - 4 days and itch like crazy. I usually scratch until a scab results and even then it stills itches. One drop of Peppermint oil rubbed into the bite stopped all itching. The next day all traces of the bite was gone. I am sold."


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
2.Associated topics: bug-/-insect-/-bite-/-sting — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
3.Associated topics: bug-/-insect-/-bite-/-sting — "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

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