Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for diabetic sores May 02 2014

Diabetic ulcers can occur almost anywhere on your body, but they tend to be most prominent on the legs and feet. The appearance of such ulcers could point to circulation problems, and in extreme cases when left unattended, infection may occur and amputation may be necessary.

 

Lavender oil (lavandula angustifolia) has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that provide relief and prevention of diabetic ulcers. A regular application of lavender oil to blisters can, minimize swelling, ease pain, speed healing time, and even help prevent further damage to surrounding skin

 

How to use lavender oil to treat diabetic sores:

 

Apply lavender oil to affected area as soon as possible. Make sure to clean skin prior to application to minimize the risk of infection.

 

Continue to apply neat (undiluted) every one or two hours to the affected area to reduce inflammation and prevent infection.

 

For sores on feet or hands, apply lavender oil with a Q-tip to exactly cover only the blister. Cover with a band-aid to avoid infection. 

 

For sensitive skin or larger ulcers, mix 10-20 drops of lavender oil with 1 oz carrier oil (such as almond, coconut or jojoba) and apply to clean skin 3-5 times a day. If possible, leave uncovered for as long as possible to increase oxygen and assist in cell rejuvenation.

 

This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.

 

 

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