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Frozen Yogurt Mishap Leads To Bleeding Tongue

Author: Kristen M.
Skill: Nutritionist
Date: 04-27-2014
Views: 2,452
Word Count: 214
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9641-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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I was eating some probiotic-rich frozen yogurt from Red Mango, which helps my inflammatory bowel disease tremendously. This time I added chocolate chips to the frozen yogurt and was chomping on the cold chocolate. I accidentally sliced my tongue in the process!

I figured it wasn't bad, probably because the cold frozen yogurt was numbing it. After I was done eating, the tongue started hurting. I looked in the mirror and realized that my tongue was bleeding 15 minutes after I had bitten it. Ugh. Clearly it wasn't going to stop on its own.

I grabbed the Cypress essential oil from my kitchen cupboard. I keep Cypress in the kitchen for the specific purpose of stopping bleeding if I cut myself with a sharp knife. I have never tasted Cypress or used it on a tongue before, but I decided I didn't care about taste. Fortunately its taste was mild and pleasant.

I placed two drops on my tongue. The oil mixed with my saliva, and I kept the area of the cut covered with saliva for a couple minutes. Then I swallowed the mixture and checked my tongue. Of course there was no more blood. Cypress once again lives up to its reputation.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bleed-/-hemorrhage — "[T]he level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggest that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea or excessive menstrual bleeding."Link
2.Associated topics: bleed-/-hemorrhage — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link

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