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Frozen Yogurt Mishap Leads To Bleeding Tongue

Author: Kristen D.
Skill: Nutritionist
Date: 04-27-2014
Views: 1,515
Word Count: 214
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9641-OR
Scientific Studies: 1

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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 Study
"[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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