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Chandra Vandry RN Got Pain? clinic on health, nutrition and chronic pain diseases

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 | No Comments

Event: Got pain? Nutritional Press release

Date: Saturday June 10th, at RCJ Farmer’s Branch. (972) 934-1316

Time: 12-1PM Got Pain?: Topics: Health and nutrition expo with Chandra Vandry (RN).

Speaker: Chandra has covered topics in past lectures on insomnia, migraines, arthritis, anxiety, diabetes, inflammation, all types of chronic pain, and much, much, more!  Chandra has a nursing background in neurology, immunology, allergy and is a co-founder of Vandry Hope foundation, a research group on Chronic pain diseases, TBI, Legal blindness, PTSD with veterans and poverty.  The clinic is free to the public, and a Got Pain? note pad will be handed out for notes.  Chandra references her data from medical journals and her research.  If you have any type of Chronic pain, Chandra is also co-inventor of the St. Jude’s Miracle oilTM product, and she will also bring the product.

Place: RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu 14430 Midway Road #Ste 270 Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel presents A Conversation With William Vandry “Alternatives to Opioids Series”

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 |

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Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel founder and William Vandry

I had the pleasure to meet and have a new friend in the war against Chronic pain, TBI and PTSD with Veterans.  My friend Glenn Towery is Chairman & Founder of the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel.  Glenn served in the Vietnam war.Glenn has created and founded the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel (VSPChannel), America’s first national broadcast channel for veterans and their family members.  Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel can be accessed nationwide online at www.vspchannel.com.  The channel is also available on the Department of Veterans Affairs secure online system as of January 5th, 2016.  This VSP Channel is designed to broadcast shows that promote wellness to veterans who suffer with PTSD, anxiety and emotional/mental illnesses as well as physical ailments created by their military service for America and after service as well.

Glenn and I were discussing Veterans Chronic pain and PTSD.  I told him about some very informative NCBI and Pubmed medical references on nutrition.  Glenn was very interested and wanted to talk more. I told him about some work my wife Chandra and I do with veterans, and our Got Pain? clinics regarding our co-invented product, the St. Judes Miracle Oil®.  I referred Glenn to our website here at www.stjudesmiracleoil.com, and our videos from consumers that use them for relief.  Glenn wanted to interview me for his Channel regarding nutrition and chronic pain.  He met me at my academy, and we discussed nutrition, chronic ipain, veterans, and a lot more.  My wife and I formed a non profit to research Chronic pain, TBI, Legal blindness, PTSD and to work with poverty.  Our interview you can view below, and please share it. Glenn sent me an email thanking me for the interview:

Mr. William Vandry
Vandry Hope Foundation,

It was an honor to meet and speak to you regarding your work with veterans and to experience first hand
the miraculous properties of your “ST. Jude’s Miracle Oil”. To meet someone as knowledgeable as you are
when it comes to the human body is rare for me. To meet a person who genuinely cares for others fantastic. Below you will find a link to the 35 minute video of our meeting that I just completed editing. Please review it, I hope you like it. It is my intention to post it on our website next week. Please feel free to share it with others.
Glenn Towery, Chairman & Founder

Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel
512-433-6632
323-849-8511 (M)

If you are a veteran and need help, please contact Glenn from the phone numbers above on his Veterans Suicide Channel website. Thank you Glenn for your work my friend, and your good heart to try and make a difference.  For more information on our research and projects, please go to our non profit website at www.vandryhope.org, and for our amazing Mriacle oil product go to http://www.stjudesmiracleoil.com/.

 William Vandry
Enjoy the interview:  A Conversation With William Vandry “Alternatives to Opioids Series”
Essential oils vs. viruses and bacteria related ear infections

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 |

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Acute otitis media is usually considered a simple bacterial infection that is treated with antibiotics. However, ample evidence derived from studies ranging from animal experiments to extensive clinical trials supports a crucial role for respiratory viruses in the etiology and pathogenesis of acute otitis media.  (Clin Microbiol Rev. 2003 Apr; 16(2): 230–241. doi:  10.1128/CMR.16.2.230-241.2003)

So what does that mean?  OM can be viral or bacterial.  The problem with this is if antibiotics are prescribed, and it is more viral, antibiotics do not have any effect on viruses, only bacteria.

Otitis Externa

From: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1055.html#afp20121201p1055-b2

Acute otitis externa is a common condition involving inflammation of the ear canal.  The acute form is caused primarily by bacterial infection, with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus the most common pathogens.  Topical antimicrobials or antibiotics such as acetic acid, aminoglycosides, polymyxin B, and quinolones are the treatment of choice in uncomplicated cases.

However, there is no good evidence that any one antimicrobial or antibiotic preparation is clinically superior to another.

1.  Neomycin/polymyxin B/hydrocortisone preparations are a reasonable first-line therapy when the tympanic membrane is intact.

2. Oral antibiotics are reserved for cases in which the infection has spread beyond the ear canal or in patients at risk of a rapidly progressing infection.

Otitis externa, also called swimmer’s ear, involves diffuse inflammation of the external ear canal that may extend distally to the pinna and proximally to the tympanic membrane.  The acute form has an annual incidence of approximately 1 percent1 and a lifetime prevalence of 10 percent.2  On rare occasions, the infection invades the surrounding soft tissue and bone; this is known as malignant (necrotizing) otitis externa, and is a medical emergency that occurs primarily in older patients with diabetes mellitus.3 Otitis externa lasting three months or longer, known as chronic otitis externa, is often the result of allergies, chronic dermatologic conditions, or inadequately treated acute otitis externa.

A Miracle oil consumer contacted me regarding her son’s ear infection.  He was not able to make his Jiu-jitsu classes, and she had taken him to the ER.  Both ears were bleeding, which is very extreme for an ear infection.

Ear canal bleeding

Usually ear bleeding can be from Q-tips too hard on the canal, and at times can cause the ear to bleed.  There can be many possible causes to ear bleeding such as4:

Immunocompromise (eg, HIV),  Diabetes mellitus,  Narrow external auditory meatus (hereditary or acquired through chronic infection, exostoses),  Obstruction of normal meatus – eg, keratosis obturans, foreign body, hearing aid, hirsute ear canal.

If you or your child has an ear infection, or bleeding, you should immediately take the child to an ER.  Also, an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist may find the source.  Either way, you should treat this with utmost concern, and not to home diagnose it.

Our Miracle oil customer notified me of her concern.  She was very stressed due to her son’s bleeding along with his sense of hearing not normal.  I asked her had she taken him to the ER, and she stated she did, they had cleaned his ears and had him on antibiotics.  Many times ear infections can be resistant to antibiotics.  In a 2007 medical article on ear infections:

“Researchers have discovered a strain of bacteria resistant to all approved drugs used to fight ear infections in children, according to an article published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).   A pair of pediatricians discovered the strain because it is their standard practice to perform an uncommon procedure called tympanocentesis (ear tap) on children when several antibiotics fail to clear up their ear infections.  The procedure involves puncturing the child’s eardrum and draining fluid to relieve pressure and pain. Analyzing the drained fluid is the only way to describe the bacterial strain causing the infection.  Even after the ear tap and additional rounds of antibiotics, infections persisted in a small group of children in a Rochester, New York, pediatric practice, leading to ear tube surgery and, in one case, to permanent hearing loss.”

Very frightening.  She asked me if the Miracle oil could help as his pain and discomfort were difficult.  Of course, I told her I do not prescribe any type of medication, but we have had consumers with tinnitus (ringing in the ear) that have told us they have reduced their tinnitus when applying oil to the back of the ear.  So after his treatment by his PCP, her son had his ears cleaned.  His ears were still in pain.  I know ear wax can at times not be fully cleaned, even with alcohol.  She brought him by, and we did have qtips.  We put oil on the qtips, and gently applied around his back of his ear and gently around the ear.  Her son rubbed the oil with his finger inside of his ear.  We were shocked to see despite a cleaning from the ER, I had a feeling more wax would come out.  He actually felt some coming out, and he showed us on his fingertip.

He felt relieved, and we were very happy to see the use.  Our consumer sent us this testimoial via email:

“On 4/12/2017 my son went to the ER for earache.  He had two ear infections.  DX was Otitis Externa, also known as “swimmer’s ear”.  Per D/C instructions this is treated by cleaning and drying the ear.  Antibiotic drops are then placed in the ear canal several times a day.  This is supposed to help with swelling and irritation.  Symptoms should start to clear in 2 – 3 days according to the paper work.  Well, it did not clear up and we went to PCP (Primary Care Physician) a couple of days later because my son began to complain about not being able to hear.  PCP said the infection had gotten worse and prescribed another antibiotic that he would take orally.  Still this earache was not improving fast enough.  I called William and stressed my concern.  As any mother would, I took him into class on the 18th.  My son had missed 3 days of school at this point and did not feel like being in class.  William of course whipped out his trusty St. Jude’s Miracle Oil.  He also instructed us to apply oil to neck, ears, and to hold his hand to his nose and smell the oil.  We did.  Within no time at all the hard wax appeared to soften and the wax was coming out of the ear.  By the end of class my son was smiling and his whole mood had changed.  When he woke the next day I asked him how his ear felt.  He said, “It feels great!”  I didn’t continue with any antibiotics and only used the oil for the next two days.  He was 100% by that next day after 1st application of the oil into the ear!!  – J”

That’s very nice of her, but of course always see your PCP so they can determine initial treatment.  So, we have seen plenty of anecdotal evidence and data, testimonials, but how can essential oils possibly aid with ear infections?  I chewed through the NCBI and Pubmed journals that I use for research quite often.  Some references are from past articles, but I found an interesting coincidence with NCBI studies and bacteria:

Essential oils in NCBI vs. inflammation, microbials, pain, bacteria, fungi

The medicinal properties of peppermint oil are analgesic, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial, among others5.

Clove bud has anti-infectious properties include: anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal effects6,7.

Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Geranium vs. Bacteria, fungi.  Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Geranium Essential oils were tested for antibacterial activity against 22 bacteria, including Gram-positive cocci and rods and Gram-negative rods, and twelve fungi (3 yeast-like and 9 filamentous) by the disc diffusion method.  Eucalyptus and peppermint oil were effective against all the 22 bacterial strains.  Geranium oils were inhibitory to 15 and 12 bacterial strains, respectively.  All twelve fungi were inhibited by geranium.  Eucalyptus and peppermint oils were effective against eleven fungi.8

Peppermint antibiotic properties.  In study, oils exhibited antibacterial activity in all three assays, however peppermint oil and two others were most potent antibacterial activity, and study shows peppermint being more potent than the antibiotic rifaximin.9

Clove bud vs. E. coli.  Of different oils tested, for antibacterial activity against the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a bactericidal assay in terms of % of the sample that resulted in a 50% decrease in the number of bacteria (BA50).10

Peppermint vs. bacterial pathogens.  In an in vitro study published in 2001 in “Microbios,” researchers found that peppermint essential oils inhibited the growth of many common bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, H. pylori, S. aureus, salmonella and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. They concluded that peppermint oil showed potential as an antibacterial agent.11

Peppermint oil vs. Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella enteritidis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin sensitive Staphylococccus aureus (MSSA)12

four major constituents of the esssential oil of peppermint, and of three major constituents of the essential oil of spearmint, on the proliferation of Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella enteritidis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin sensitive Staphylococccus aureus (MSSA) were examined. The essential oils and the various constituents inhibited the proliferation of each strain in liquid culture in a dose-dependent manner. In addition, they exhibited bactericidal activity in phosphate-buffered saline. The antibacterial activities varied among the bacterial species tested but were almost the same against antibiotic-resistant and antibiotic-sensitive strains of Helicobacter pylori and S. aureus. Thus, the essential oils and their constituents may be useful as potential antibacterial agents for inhibition of the growth of pathogens.  For more references, you can review studies on essential oils below I have pulled from NCBI and Pubmed references in a past article you can go to.13

1. Peppermint effect on Influenza, viruses.  2. Eucalyptus antibacterial effect against multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria.  3. Lavender effect against MSSA and MRSA.  4. Geranium, lavender essential oils anti-bacterial activity.  5. Eucalyptus effect against MRSA.  6. Lavender against antibiotic-restistant bacteria.  7. Lavender oil, clary sage oil against Staph.  8. Antimicrobial activity of geranium oil against clinical strains of Staphylococcus aureus.  9. Eucalyptus, Lavender, Clove Bud andPeppermint  effective antiseptic topical treatment for MRSA and antimycotic-resistant Candida species.  10. Myrrh oils have potential against  Staphylococcus aureus.  11. Myrrh antibacterial, antifungal activity against pathogenic strains E coli, Staph, Pseudomonas and Candida.  12. Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) effective against Staphylococcus.  13. Wintergreen acts as an anti-inflammatory  and antimicrobial agent

If you have a child with hearing loss, or possible ear infection, take him to an ER or your PCP.  You can also make an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for any testing of hearing loss, infection, ruptured drums and many other conditions related with ear infections or conditions.

References:

1. Rowlands S, Devalia H, Smith C, Hubbard R, Dean A. Otitis externa in UK general practice: a survey using the UK General Practice Research Database. Br J Gen Pract. 2001;51(468):533–538.

2. Raza SA, Denholm SW, Wong JC. An audit of the management of acute otitis externa in an ENT casualty clinic. J Laryngol Otol. 1995;109(2):130–133.

3. Rubin Grandis J, Branstetter BF IV, Yu VL. The changing face of malignant (necrotising) external otitis: clinical, radiological, and anatomic correlations. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004;4(1):34–39.

4. https://patient.info/doctor/otitis-externa-and-painful-discharging-ears

5. Mullally BH, James JA, Coulter WA, Linden GJ. The efficacy of a herbal-based toothpaste on the control of plaque and gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol. 1995;22(9):686–9.

6. Antifungal activity of the clove essential oil from aromaticum on Candida, Aspergillus and dermatophyte species Euge´ nia Pinto,1 Luı´s Vale-Silva,1 Carlos Cavaleiro2 and Lı´gia Salgueiro2

7. Curr Med Chem. 2003 May;10(10):813-29.Antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils. Kalemba D, Kunicka A.Source Institute of General Food Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz,Poland.

8. Microbios. 1996;86(349):237-46.  Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ten essential oils in vitro.  Pattnaik S1, Subramanyam VR, Kole C.

9. Antimicrobial efficacy of five essential oils against oral pathogens: An in vitro study Nilima Thosar,1 Silpi Basak,2 Rakesh N. Bahadure,3 and Monali Rajurkar2

10. Comparison of the antibacterial activity of essential oils and extracts of medicinal and culinary herbs to investigate potential new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome Aiysha Thompson,#1 Dilruba Meah,#1 Nadia Ahmed,#1 Rebecca Conniff-Jenkins,1 Emma Chileshe,1 Chris O Phillips,2 Tim C Claypole,2 Dan W Forman,3 and Paula E Rowcorresponding author1

11. Antibacterial Activities of Plant Essential Oils and Their Components against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica in Apple Juice

12. Inhibition by the essential oils of peppermint and spearmint of the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Imai H1, Osawa K, Yasuda H, Hamashima H, Arai T, Sasatsu M.

13. http://www.stjudesmiracleoil.com/essential-oils-vs-viruses-mdr-bacteria-mrsa-staph-e-coli-pseudomonas-candida/

St Jude’s Miracle Oil® vs. parasites, mites, ticks, fleas and head lice!

Posted on: April 14th, 2017 |

 

DISCLAIMER Information within this site is for educational purposes only. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has not evaluated statements about the product efficacy. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Miracle oil was originally developed to relieve pain or inflammation.  We knew there were other potential results, but we did not realize then what they could do.  There are many products out there, including NSAIDs to relieve pain for example.  The problem with all types of treatments is the unknown variable about side effects.  I had a friend that takes aspirin or Tylenol due to his pain.  He found out recently the toxicity levels this can result for overuse.  The NCBI reports that patients with acetaminophen blood levels higher than 300 mg/dL at four hours after intake are most likely to develop hepatic damage.  Ironically, many doctors don’t have the information that the relatively cheap amino acid N-acetylcysteine iwhen used within the first ten hours after ingestion of an overdose, the recovery rate is reported to be virtually 100%.  See Effects of aspirin and acetaminophen on the liver.1,2

Miracle oil has been used in many different ways, for inflammation, infection, burns, wounds, and many other consumer uses that can be viewed elsewhere with references on this website.

We have two dogs, Samson and Delilah.  They are two wonderful Pit bulls, and are very loving to anyone that lets them climb all over them.  Unfortunately dogs get rashes, fleas, ticks, lice and other parasites along with the usual outdoor causes.  We’ve shown studies regarding evidence on Staph, bacteria, E coli, Candida, Eczema and fungi you can find NCBI referenced on our blog.  I have heard a huge dread and fear recently from friends and people with children in schools regarding lice or other similar parasites.  Here we will break down some insects or parasites vs. essential oils found in our product.

Eucalyptus, geranium, and lavender vs. Mosquitoes

Eucalyptus, geranium, and lavender together without any other oils in this study are a very effective mosquito repellent.3  Frankincense4,  and Myrrh5, are lethal to larvae of mosquito.

Recently, a friend of mine notified me they knew someone who’s child had head lice in school.  This is very common, and unfortunately there are no official solutions.  I told them about our Miracle oil product, and references to medical journals show a positive light on the essential oils in our product against lice.  We have used our oil on our dogs for rashes, poison ivy, and elsewhere on this website you can view its effect against burns, bee stings, and even the one anecdotal case of the dog that was bitten by a rattlesnake.

Ectoparasites including fleas, ticks, and lice

Ectoparasites (fleas and other skin parasites) in dogs) can be transmitted dog to dog, trees, environment.  General treatments such as Flea collars, shampoos and powders are not suggested as in the past.  Lice generally has  spot on treatments similar to flea treatment and is generally a 4-8 week time, including treatment of house, cars, etc.. Ticks should be removed properly and if removed with jaw area still intact, the tick can regurgitates blood possibly causing infection.  Mites are spot on treated, or medicinal shampoos.6

Almost All Lice Are Now Resistant to Over-the-Counter Treatment

Researchers found that head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) in 42 of the 48 states studied carry an average of three genetic mutations that make these bugs impervious to popular over-the-counter anti-lice remedies.  In the remaining six states, the lice had zero, one or two of the three mutations, on average, the researchers reported in the study, published online March 31 in the Journal of Medical Entomology.

Source: Oxford, Journal of Entomology

https://academic.oup.com/jme/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/jme/tjw023

“Super lice” not budging with over-the-counter treatments – CBS News

“Parents should turn to physicians first instead of trying to treat their children themselves with over-the-counter products”, said report lead author Dr. Ellen Koch, dermatologist with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Eucalyptus vs ectoparasites

Two experimental herbal mixtures (AV/EPP/14 and AV/AAGD/14 produced by Dabur Ayurvet Limited in India), which contain Eucalyptus globulus oil along with several other plant oils, have been tested on dogs to treat ectoparasites, fungal skin infections, and non-specific skin infections.  (Agrawal 1997 and Bhilegaonkar and Maske 1997).7

Destruction of Brown tick

Acaricidal effect of Pelargonium roseum and Eucalyptus globulus essential oils against adult stage of Rhipicephalus (Brown tick),  immersion in a 5% solution.%.8

From research studies on essential oils and ectoparasites.9

Geranium vs. ticks and mites

Effective in repelling ticks, and all mites, and within 48 hours found to have mortalities of 83.3% .1o,11,12

Lavender toxic to ectoparasites

Lavender exposure to Poultry red mice in low dosage caused 70% mortality, effective against other ectoparasites. More studies show effect against Poultry red mite.  Early in vitro studies found that lavender essential oil and many of its constituents were effective against rabbit ear mite.13-17

6 essential oils including lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and clove bud toxic to donkey’s chewing louse

Closed contact assays of six oils against B. ocellatus found the essential oil of lavender one of two to be the most toxic, with LC50 values of 0.76% and 0.98%, respectively (Talbert & Wall, 2012). 18

Essential oils in SJMO vs. Head lice (Pediculus capitis)

Peppermint oil has shown to be effective against head lice.19

Lavender kills lice and lice eggs in 24 hours

Lavender among three essential oils had highest percentage of subjects who were louse-free one day after the last treatment with the product (97.6%).20

Impressively, 41 of 42 (97.6%) of the tea tree oil/lavender oil treatment group were louse-free one day after the final application, whereas only 10 of 40 (25%) from the chemical insecticide group were free from lice after the last treatment”.21

Clove and eucalyptus oils vs. susceptible and pyrethroid/ malathion-resistant head lice

The efficacies of eucalyptus and clove oils were almost identical against females from both strains of head lice, despite high levels of resistance of the BR-HL females to d-phenothrin (resistance ratio, 667) and pyrethrum (resistance ratio, 754).22

Geranium maculatum L.) oil and tested against female Pediculus humanus capitis lice

Topical application in testing oils shows toxic against lice.23

Eucalyptus kills 50% head lice in 24-39 minutes

Eucalyptus globulus ssp maidenii, with knockdown time 50% (KT(50)) values of 24.75, 27.73, and 31.39 min.  Since Eucalyptus essential oils showed to be effective against head lice and are classified as safer compounds, they can be employed into pediculicide formulations.24

Eucalyptus as a potential tool to improve the bioactivity of essential oils against permethrin-resistant head lice from Argentina.25

Clove bud effective against lice

Efficacy of spray formulations containing binary mixtures of clove vs lice.25

More studies on clove, eucalyptus, clove and eucalyptus vs lice.26,27

Generally, you should view a physician if a child has uncontrolled lice.  One of our consumers asked me to mention our product in an article and how it works against lice.  I told her I would, and she emailed me a testimony, and I will paste here, while respecting her privacy:

SJMO consumer testimony on her effects vs lice

“On April the 4th I received a call from my daughter’s school telling me she had lice. I was unaware she even had them. When I picked her up I immediately went to CVS and bought some RID. We went home and I spent almost 2 ½ hrs on her hair. The problem seemed to be resolved but a few days later I noticed her scratching and checked her hair, she still had lice.  I went back to CVS and the pharmacist told me to try NIX.  We got the shampoo, spray, gel, and even the fancy comb with the light on it.  We spent another 2 ½ hrs on her hair.  My daughter was very stressed out and her head hurt from all of the brushing and pulling.  A few days later she was scratching AGAIN!!  I informed William Vandry who told me to try the St. Jude’s Miracle Oil.  He told me to dilute the oil with water and rub it on her scalp.  I left it on her hair for about 20 mins and just massaged her head (which made her feel better).  The scent of the oil even seemed to calm her down even!  I rinsed and brushed through her hair.  I was SHOCKED at how many bugs and eggs were still in her hair after washing it twice with the top two lice shampoos (per the pharmacist).  I spent the next two days just brushing the dead eggs out of her hair and she is now lice free J”

That’s great!  Thank you to all our consumers, and feel free to go to our facebook page, and feel free to contact me.

William Vandry

References:

1.Effects of aspirin and acetaminophen on the liver.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7469624

2.Overlooked Compound That Saves Lives

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/5/n-acetyl-cysteine/Page-01

3. J Med Entomol. 2006 Jul;43(4):731-6. Repellency of oils of lemon eucalyptus, geranium, and lavender and the mosquito repellent MyggA natural to Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the laboratory and field

4. Parasitol Res. 2006 Sep;99(4):473-7. Epub  2006 Apr 27.

5. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2000 Apr;30(1):101-15. Persistency of larvicidal effects of plant oil extracts under different storage conditions)

6.  http://www.willows.uk.net/general-practice-service/pet-health-information/ectoparasites-in-dogs

7. Bhilegaonkar, N.G. and D.K. Maske. 1997. Efficacy of a herbal compound AV/EPP/14 against ectoparasites of dogs. Indian Veterinary Journal, 74 (10): 869-870

http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/medicinal/eucalyp.html

8. Pirali-Kheirabadi, K., Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M. & Halajian, A. (2009) Acaricidal effect of Pelargonium roseum and Eucalyptus globulus essential oils against adult stage of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus in vitro. Veterinary Parasitology, 162, 346–349.

9. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mve.12033/pdf

10. http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/essential-oils-for-dogs.html

11. Perrucci, S., Cioni, P.L., Flamini, G., Morelli, I. & Macchioni, G. (1994) Acaricidal agents of natural origin against Psoroptes cuniculi . Parassitologia (Rome), 36, 269–271.

Perrucci, S., Macchioni, G., Cioni, P.C., Flamini, G., Morelli, I. & Taccini, F. (1996) The activity of volatile compounds from Lavandula angustifolia against Psoraptes cuniculi . Phytotherapy Research, 10, 5–8.

12. Pirali-Kheirabadi, K., Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M. & Halajian, A. (2009) Acaricidal effect of Pelargonium roseum and Eucalyptus globulus essential oils against adult stage of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus in vitro. Veterinary Parasitology, 162, 346–349.

13. Poultry red mite. The poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer) (Mesostigmata: Dermanyssidae), has been the subject of extensive acaricide assays using a wide range of essential oils (Kim et al., 2004; George et al., 2009a, 2010a, 2010b). contact exposure to 0.21 mg/cm2 of essential oil of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) in a closed chamber resulted in >70% mortality if the oil solution was applied to the filter paper 3min prior to exposure (George et al., 2008).

14. Perrucci, S., Cioni, P.L., Flamini, G., Morelli, I. & Macchioni, G. (1994) Acaricidal agents of natural origin against Psoroptes cuniculi . Parassitologia (Rome), 36, 269–271.

Perrucci, S., Macchioni, G., Cioni, P.L., Flamini, G. & Morelli, I. (1995) Structure/activity relationship of some natural monoterpenes as acaricides against Psoroptes cuniculi . Journal of Natural Products-Lloydia, 58, 1261–1264.

Perrucci, S., Macchioni, G., Cioni, P.C., Flamini, G., Morelli, I. & Taccini, F. (1996) The activity of volatile compounds from Lavandula angustifolia against Psoraptes cuniculi . Phytotherapy Research, 10, 5–8.

15. George, D.R., Callaghan, K., Guy, J.H. & Sparagano, O.A.E. (2008) Lack of prolonged activity of lavender essential oils as acaricides against the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) under laboratory conditions. Research in Veterinary Science, 85, 540–542.

16. George, D.R., Smith, T.J., Shiel, R.S., Sparagano, O.A.E. & Guy, J.H. (2009a) Mode of action and variability in efficacy of plant essential oils showing toxicity against the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae. Veterinary Parasitology, 161, 276–282.

17. Perrucci, S., Cioni, P.L., Flamini, G., Morelli, I. & Macchioni, G. (1994) Acaricidal agents of natural origin against Psoroptes cuniculi . Parassitologia (Rome), 36, 269–271.

18. Talbert, R. & Wall, R. (2012) Toxicity of essential and non-essential oils against the chewing louse, Bovicola (Werneckiella) ocellatus. Research in Veterinary Science, 93, 831–835.

19. The potential effectiveness of essential oils as a treatment for headlice, Pediculus humanus capitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9439284

20. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20727129

21. http://www.investigatorsreport.com/breaking-news/tea-tree-oil-lavender-essential-oil-can-kill-lice-lice-eggs-24-hours/

22. Efficacy of spray formulations containing binary mixtures of clove and eucalyptus oils against susceptible and pyrethroid/ malathion-resistant head lice (Anoplura: Pediculidae).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22177577

23. Insecticidal activity of individual and mixed monoterpenoids of geranium essential oil against Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22493851

24. Eucalyptus essential oil toxicity against permethrin-resistant Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19902249

25. Interspecific hybridization of Eucalyptus as a potential tool to improve the bioactivity of essential oils against permethrin-resistant head lice from Argentina.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18261899

26. Efficacy of spray formulations containing binary mixtures of clove – NCBI

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20496586

27. Insecticidal activity of plant essential oils against Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15311463

St Jude’s Miracle Oil® vs. insects, wounds viruses, bacteria, snake venom and orbital fractures

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 |

 

Chronic pain seems to be more common than diseases themselves.  Since my wife and I developed our product St. Jude’s Miracle oilTM, we really were surprised to see the results and customers became repeat customers.  So what is a measuring gage on our product?  First, of course we do not make medical claims of cures as it is listed in the disclaimer section elsewhere on our website.  Our goal was to develop a relief for inflammation.  We literally are in a living computer because we keep learning something new about our product each year.  What are some results we review here that you can find more in depth details elsewhere on the blog?  We have many consumers that ask how to apply the oil, and basically you can read the instuctions, which is either topical or inhale.  We do not suggest swallowing the oil as essential oils can be issues when ingesting.

Below I will present a review on many of our research subjects, and testimonials.  But here are things we have been notified by consumers regarding the effects including before and after photos and links:

SJMO  vs. Mosquitoes

SJMO vs. wounds

SJMO  vs. Mosquitoes

SJMO vs. viruses, MDR bacteria, MRSA, Staph, E coli, Pseudomonas, Candida

Essential oils research on wounds, burns

St Jude’s Miracle Oil® test against Canine rash (Staphylococcal Dermatitis & Hypersensitivity in Dogs)

Antivenom, EO vs. snake venom

Miracle oil client testimony of orbital fracture five day swelling

To our consumers, if it had not been for you, we would never have had the motivation to develop this incredible product.  It is your feedback and photos, testimonies and repeat customers that made this product St Jude’s Miracle Oil® what it is today.  Thank you, enjoy the article and share it with other consumers!  We look forward in the future to in depth studies with more funding and projects.

William Vandry

Information within this site is for educational purposes only. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has not evaluated statements about the product efficacy. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

SJMO  vs. Mosquitoes

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Peppermint essential oil is proved to be efficient larvicide (1). Eucalyptus, geranium, and lavender together without any other oils in this study are a very effective mosquito repellent(2). Frankincense(3) and Myrrh(4) are lethal to larvae of mosquitos. Perhaps a diluted SJMO with water or oil to rub or spray may repel mosquitos! We would love to do more studies on mosquito bites and our oil. In the picture section of this website, it does show how the SJMO reduces mosquito bites within a short time.

SJMO vs. wounds

32 hours deep wound almost gone.

sjmo after9 sjmo after2

Effect of myrrh (Commiphora molmol) on leukocyte levels before and during healing from gastric ulcer or skin injury.  Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) has been widely used as an anti-inflammatory and wound healing commercial product(5)

In addition to anti-inflammatory effects, Frankincense has been shown to have wound healing, antiulcer, and anti-diarrheal properties.(6)

From PubMed, this paper reports on a literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice. It focuses mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme and ocimum oils. (7)

Among the PubMed claims made for lavender oil are that is it antibacterial, antifungal, carminative (smooth muscle relaxing), sedative, antidepressive and effective for burns and insect bites. (8)

This study on PubMed compared the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), saline solution (SS), povidone-iodine (PI), and lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) through expression of growth factors in a rat model of wound healing. Wound closure progressed more rapidly in the TENS and lavender oil groups than in the control and other study groups.(9)

Essential oils vs. viruses, MDR bacteria, MRSA, Staph, E coli, Pseudomonas, Candida

1. Peppermint effect on Influenza, viruses

2. Eucalyptus antibacterial effect against multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria

3. Lavender effect against MSSA and MRSA

4. Patchouli, tea tree, geranium, lavender essential oils and Citricidal (grapefruit seed extract) anti-bacterial activity 5. Thyme and Eucalyptus effect against MRSA

6. Lavender against antibiotic-restistant bacteria

7. Lavender oil, petigrain oil, clary sage oil, ylang ylang oil and jasmine combination against Staph 8. Antimicrobial activity of geranium oil against clinical strains of Staphylococcus aureus

9. Essential oils (including Eucalyptus, Lavender, Clove Bud, Peppermint) effective antiseptic topical treatment for MRSA and antimycotic-resistant Candida species

10. Black pepper, cananga, and myrrh oils have potential against Staphylococcus aureus 11. Myrrh antibacterial, antifungal activity against pathogenic strains E coli, Staph, Pseudomonas and Candida

12. Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) effective against Staphylococcus 13. Wintergreen acts as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent

Essential oils research on wounds, burns

Consumer sent us photo of 11 year old son with 2nd degree motorcycle burn, SJMO applied topically, day 20 seems to be gone.

1, Burns and Wounds

2. Medical journals essential oils wounds and burns

3. SJMO wound tests

4. Medical references

Essential oils research on wounds, burns

St Jude’s Miracle Oil® test against Canine rash (Staphylococcal Dermatitis & Hypersensitivity in Dogs)

Canine rash due a form of Staph, relief within minutes, and 12 days later completely gone

 

Staphylococcus

SJMO test on my dog with Staph Dermatitis

How is Staphylococcal hypersensitivity treated on dogs?

SJMO oils reference studies using same oils on Dog rashes, infections, parasites, mites, ticks, fleas

References

St Jude’s Miracle Oil® test against Canine rash (Staphylococcal Dermatitis & Hypersensitivity in Dogs)

Antivenom, EO vs. snake venom

Rattlesnake bite on dog, necrosis is evident on June 15, 2016, second photo after SJMO topically applied shows necrosis appears to be reversed and wound is healing

  

 

1. EO in SJMO vs. Shock

2. EO in SJMO vs. Coagulation of human plasma

3, EO in SJMO vs. Cytotoxic venom

4. EO in SJMO vs. Necrosis

Antivenom, EO vs. snake venom

Miracle oil client testimony of orbital fracture five day swelling

1/30/15 – 2/4/15 five orbital fractures due to baseball injury, no surgery yet, yet pain and inflammation gone

 

Miracle oil client testimony of orbital fracture five day swelling

Military First aid manual, can SJMO be added?

Military First aid manual, can SJMO be added?

Sources of reference:

1. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2011 Apr;1(2):85-8. doi: 10.1016/S2221-1691(11)60001-4.Bioefficacy of Mentha piperita essential oil against dengue fever mosquito Aedes aegypti L.Kumar S, Wahab N, Warikoo R.

Source Department of Zoology, Acharya Narendra Dev College (University of Delhi), New Delhi-110019, India.

2. J Med Entomol. 2006 Jul;43(4):731-6. Repellency of oils of lemon eucalyptus, geranium, and lavender and the mosquito repellent MyggA natural to Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the laboratory and field. Jaenson TG, Garboui S, Palsson K.

Source Medical Entomology Unit, Department of Systematic Zoology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18d, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden.

3.Parasitol Res. 2006 Sep;99(4):473-7. Epub 2006 Apr 27. Persistency of larvicidal effects of plant oil extracts under different storage conditions. Amer A, Mehlhorn H.

Source Omar Almukhtar University, P.O. Box 919, Elbieda, Libya. [email protected]

4. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2000 Apr;30(1):101-15. Larvicidal activity of Commiphora molmol against Culex pipiens and Aedes caspius larvae.Massoud AM, Labib IM.

Source: Larvicidal activity of Commiphora molmol against Culex pipiens and Aedes caspius larvae.Massoud AM, Labib IM.

5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19995243

6. Rahimi R, Shams-Ardekani MR, Abdollahi M. A review of the efficacy of traditional Iranian medicine for inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2010;16:4504–14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924999/

7. J Wound Care. 2007 Jun;16(6):255-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17722522

8. Phytother Res. 2002 Jun;16(4):301-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12112282

9. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:361832. doi: 10.1155/2013/361832. Epub 2013 Jun 3 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23861704

EO vs viruses, etc.

1. Peppermint effect on Influenza, viruses http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957173/

2. Eucalyptus antibacterial effect against multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21591991

3. Lavender effect against MSSA and MRSA http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19249919

4. Patchouli, tea tree, geranium, lavender essential oils and Citricidal (grapefruit seed extract) anti-bacterial activity

5. Thyme and Eucalyptus effect against MRSA

6. Lavender against antibiotic-restistant bacteria

7. lavender oil, petigrain oil, clary sage oil, ylang ylang oil and jasmine combination against Staph

8. Antimicrobial activity of geranium oil against clinical strains of Staphylococcus aureus

9. Essential oils (including Eucalyptus, Lavender, Clove Bud, Peppermint) effective antiseptic topical treatment for MRSA and antimycotic-resistant Candida species http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19473851

10. Black pepper, cananga, and myrrh oils have potential against Staphylococcus aureus

11. Myrrh antibacterial, antifungal activity against pathogenic strains E coli, Staph, Pseudomonas and Candida

12. Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) effective against Staphylococcus

13. Wintergreen acts as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent

Military First aid manual, can SJMO be added?

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 |

 

Ukrainian soldiers learn battle skills such as first aid from U.S. Army troops at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in western Ukraine.

Photo: Ukrainian soldiers learn battle skills such as first aid from U.S. Army troops at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in western Ukraine.  Source: http://www.voanews.com/a/lviv-embraces-us-training-for-ukrainian-soldiers-/3086642.html

Ironically, with veterans I know, first aid came to a discussion last year.  I originally started writing this article earlier this year on Military first aid.  Since today is Veterans day 2016, I decided to finish it.

Salute to Veteran’s day!

What is the object of first aid?  From: http://www.mydaforms.com/study/FirstAid.html

To stop bleeding

First aid bleeding under military is:

  1. Field dressing
  2. Manual pressure
  3. Digital pressure
  4. Tourniquet

Overcome shock

From: http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/SMCT_CTT_Tasks/Skill_Level_1/0818311005-sl1-perform-fi.shtml

Standards: Attempted to prevent a casualty from going into shock by:

  1. Correctly positioning the casualty
  2. Loosening binding clothes
  3. Calming and reassuring ;
  4. and providing shade from direct sunlight during hot weather, or covering to prevent body heat loss during cold weather.

Relieve pain

http://consumer.healthday.com/encyclopedia/first-aid-and-emergencies-20/emergencies-and-first-aid-news-227/first-aid-for-pain-644845.html

First Aid for Pain (By Chris Woolston, M.S.)

When treating an injury, relieving pain should also be a top priority.”

  1. Prompt treatment for pain will make an injured person feel more calm and comfortable.
  2. Pain relief may also make it possible for the person to move safely on her own — a handy thing if the nearest phone is miles away.
  3. Pain can also be a guide to treatment.

Woolston states stocking  a first aid kit with:

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.

– Instant-activating cold packs to treat the pain of insect bites, bruises, and scrapes.

– Cold packs can also be applied to sprains and strains.

– Gauze, adhesive tape, and scissors will make it possible to properly dress burns, and elastic wraps, such as

– ACE bandages, can be used to wrap injuries to muscles, joints, or bones.First- and second-degree burns.

– Run cool water over the burn to soothe the pain. (Don’t use ice or cold packs, because they could slow blood flow and make the injury worse.)

Cover the burn with sterile gauze.  Sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures.

– RICE — rest, ice, compression, and elevation — is the best first aid strategy for painful injuries to muscles, joints, and bone injuries.  Bruises and scrapes.

– Gently clean areas with broken skin with cool water and cover them with a bandage.

– Hold a cold pack on the area to reduce pain and swelling.

Cuts

– Minor cuts simply need to be washed with soap and water, treated with an antibiotic ointment, and covered with a clean bandage.

Apply pressure if the bleeding doesn’t stop on its own after a few minutes.

– Seek prompt medical help if the cut is still bleeding after 10 minutes, if the wound is very dirty, or if you think stitches will be necessary.

Stings

– Wash the area with soap and water, then apply ice or a cold pack to reduce pain and swelling.

– Apply a cold compress, and use topical steroid ointments or oral antihistamines to relieve itching if needed.

– Apply a 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment, which is available over the counter, if the itching is significant, or an antihistamine. (Diphenhydramine (Benadryl))

Prevent infection

Infections are a primary cause of concern in first aid.  From: First Aid Care for Surgical Wound Infections.

Treatment

Care for surgical wound infections will usually require antibiotic therapy.  Over-the-counter or prescription pain killers may also be recommended. Depending on the infection, the doctor may need to remove the sutures and drain the wound.  A debridement procedure may be necessary to remove dead tissue preventing healing.

SJMO potential

Photo: SJMO consumer sends on her son’s motorcycle burns on his legs.  Miracle oil she applied to the wound and she sent second photo 10 days later to post on facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1501590526814283&set=g.132501736829734&type=1&theater

The potential for SJMO product to assist as a supplemental addition to first aid for the Military referring to the above needs to stop bleeding can be referenced to a previous article regarding wounds and burns.1  The article covers wounds and a list of the medical references:

Wound infection

All open wounds are contaminated with bacteria, sometimes leading to wound infection which is a scourge to patients and caregivers, with some estimates as high as 30% of wounds affected.2

Wound treatment methods

Development of wound treatment methods were developed in 2001.  At that time there were no guidelines for palliative wound care, and wound healing was seen as an unrealistic goal of treatment in this patient population.3  What are general pain methods?  Nothing in the literature was found to either support or contradict use of lidocaine in the wound bed for pain relief, yet it is known that topical lidocaine can decrease pain.4

Topical antiseptics and antimicrobials

The NCBI and Pubmed medical journals show although it is established through in vitro studies that many of the antiseptic agents have cytotoxic properties.  (Toxic to cells)5

Antimicrobials are available in various forms for topical use and the most commonly used ones are Bacitracin A, Neomycin, Fucidin, Mupirocin, Retapamulin.  These serve as moist dressings.  However, because of its extensive use the incidence of resistance to mupirocin (Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection) is also increasing, to the rate of 11-65%.6

If we look at essential oils, and specifically the ones in the SJMO product, compare medical sources.

Pain

Wintergreen  Oil is 85%-99% methyl salicylate which is aspirin-like and can contribute to pain relief as promoted in commercial literature.7

Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and wound healing

Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) has been widely used as an anti-inflammatory and wound healing commercial product.8  This complimentary study also discusses the use of myrrh in wound management.9  Myrrh oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity in wound management.10  Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha.11,12

Frankincense has been shown to have wound healing, anti-ulcer, and anti-diarrheal properties.  Frankincense was used for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.13

Lavender shows evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice.  It focuses mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme and ocimum oils.14

Antibacterial, antifungal, relaxing, antidepressive, burns and insect bites

Among the PubMed claims made for lavender oil are that is it antibacterial, antifungal, carminative (smooth muscle relaxing), sedative, antidepressive and effective for burns and insect bites.15

This study on PubMed compared the effects of lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) through expression of growth factors in a rat model of wound healing.  Wound closure progressed more rapidly in the TENS and lavender oil groups than in the control and other study groups.16

Anti-microbial and anti-fungal

A natural polymeric composite films made of essential oils (EOs) dispersed in sodium alginate (NaAlg) matrix, with remarkable anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Namely, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus and other oils were encapsulated in the films as potential active substances.17

Anti-agitation properties

Lavandula angustifolia and Melissa officinalis with anti-agitation properties: data suggest that components common to the two oils are worthy of focus to identify the actives underlying the neuronal depressant and anti-agitation activities reported.18

Labor/pregnancy episiotomy wound care

Healing advantages of lavender essential oil during episiotomy recovery: a clinical trial.  This study suggests application of lavender essential oil instead of povidone-iodine for episiotomy wound care.19

Antimicrobial activity on MSSA and MRSA

The antimicrobial activity of high-necrodane and other lavender oils on methicillin-sensitive and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA).20

Anti-inflammatory and analgesic

Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the leaf extracts and essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia Mill.21

Pain relief on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clary sage (Salvia sclarea) and marjoram used.  All outpatients used the cream daily to massage their lower abdomen from the end of the last menstruation continuing to the beginning of the next menstruation.22

Pathogens, pain and wound treatment

Geranium oil  In this study the tested geranium oil was efficacious against Gram-negative pathogens responsible for problems with wound treatment.  The results suggest that geranium oil may be considered an effective component of therapy in the case of frequent recurrences of infections caused by resistant pathogens.23

The effect of essential oils on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using a dressing model.  Geranium used with two others.  This study demonstrates the potential of essential oils and essential oil vapors as antibacterial agents and for use in the treatment of MRSA infection.24

Geranium has shown temporary relief of neuralgia pain.25

Clary sage oil may be applied to treat wounds and skin infection.26

Antifungal activity of the clove essential oil from Syzygium aromaticum on Candida, Aspergillus and dermatophyte species.27

Cymbopogon citratus and Eucalyptus citriodora essential oils and their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties on Wistar rats.28

Antibacterial activity of the essential oils from the leaves of Eucalyptus globulus against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus.29

We would like to see if we can get the funding to do a project with the Military and our SJMO.  We would hope to do a trial test one day on a CAM therapy, and definitely to discuss more on hopeful projects.

William Vandry

References 1-29:

1.http://www.stjudesmiracleoil.com/essential-oils-research-on-wounds-burns-2/

2.Lindholm C. Pressure Ulcers and Infection-Understanding Clinical Features. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2003;49(5): 4-7. – See more at: http://www.woundsresearch.com/article/palliative-wound-treatment-promotes-healing#sthash.gcCu3Nsi.dpuf

3.Rinne C. Laying the foundation: the multidisciplinary approach to program development. Paper presented at: Southwest Missouri State University, Four-Day Wound Management Workshop; September 2001; Warrensburg, MO. – See more at: http://www.woundsresearch.com/article/palliative-wound-treatment-promotes-healing#sthash.gcCu3Nsi.dpuf

4.Christensen T, Thorum T, Kubiak E. Lidocaine analgesia for removal of wound vacuum-assisted closure dressings: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. J Orthop Trauma. 27(2):107-112 – See more at: http://www.woundsresearch.com/article/palliative-wound-treatment-promotes-healing#sthash.gcCu3Nsi.dpuf

5.Lineaweaver W, Howard R, Soucy D, Mc Morris S, Freeman J, Crain C, et al. Topical antimicrobial toxicity.Arch Surg.1985;120:267–70. [PubMed]

6.Mathieu et al., 2006; Menke et al., 2007 Wintergreen essential oil same as birch? www.experience-essential-oils.com/wintergreen-essential-oil.html. – See more at: http://www.woundsresearch.com/article/palliative-wound-treatment-promotes-healing#sthash.gcCu3Nsi.dpuf Curr Med Chem. 2003 May;10(10):813-29.

7.Antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils. Kalemba D, Kunicka A.SourceInstitute of General Food Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, Poland.

8.Effect of myrrh (Commiphora molmol) on leukocyte levels before and during healing from gastric ulcer or skin injury http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19995243

9.Integrating complementary and alternative medicine: use of myrrh in wound management. Walsh ME 1, Reis D, Jones T. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20709267

10.Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperlipidemic activities of Commiphora molmol extract (Myrrh), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4576796/

11.Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21167270

12.Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha. Source: Jiangsu Key Laboratory for TCM Formulae Research, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210046, PR China., A review of the efficacy of traditional Iranian medicine for inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2010;16:4504–14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924999/

13.Chopra A, Saluja M, Tillu G, Sarmukkaddam S, Venugopalan A, Narsimulu G, et al. Ayurvedic medicine offers a good alternative to glucosamine and celecoxib in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: A randomized, double-blind, controlled equivalence drug trial. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2013;52:1408–17. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4175880/

14.The influence of essential oils on the process of wound healing: a review of the current evidence, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17722522

15.Biological activities of lavender essential oil. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12112282

16.A Comparison Study of Growth Factor Expression following Treatment with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Saline Solution, Povidone-Iodine, and Lavender Oil in Wounds Healing http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23861704

17.All-natural composite wound dressing films of essential oils encapsulated in sodium alginate with antimicrobial properties. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24211443

18.Pharmacological profile of essential oils derived from Lavandula angustifolia and Melissa officinalis with anti-agitation properties: focus on ligand-gated channels. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18957173

19.Healing advantages of lavender essential oil during episiotomy recovery: a clinical trial. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21168115

20.The antimicrobial activity of high-necrodane and other lavender oils on methicillin-sensitive and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19249919

21.Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the leaf extracts and essential oil of lavandula angustifolia mill. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 89(1), 67-71.(Lavender), http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874103002344

22.Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22435409

23.The antibacterial activity of geranium oil against Gram-negative bacteria isolated from difficult-to-heal wounds http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24290961

24.The effect of essential oils on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using a dressing model http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15555788

25.Temporary relief of postherpetic neuralgia pain with topical geranium oil. American J of Medicine, 115, 586-587. The antibacterial activity of geranium oil against Gram-negative bacteria isolated from difficult-to-heal wounds. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24290961

26.The effect of clary sage oil on staphylococci responsible for wound infections. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Wounds+clary+sage+oil

27.Antifungal activity of the clove essential oil from aromaticum on Candida, Aspergillus and dermatophyte species Euge´ nia Pinto,1 Luı´s Vale-Silva,1 Carlos Cavaleiro2 and Lı´gia Salgueiro2, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19589904 SAA no. 8

28.Phytochemical composition of Cymbopogon citratus and Eucalyptus citriodora essential oils and their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties on Wistar rats http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=ical+composition+of+Cymbopogon+citratus+and+Eucalyptus+citriodora+essential+oils+and+their+anti-inflammator

29.Antibacterial activity of the essential oils from the leaves ofEucalyptus globulusagainst Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609378

Further Resources

Thygerson, Alton L., Thygerson, Steven M., and Thygerson.Matthew L. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Wilderness First Aid Field Guide. Jones and Bartlett. 2006

Duke University Medical Center. Stocking a first-aid kit. http://www.dukemednews.org/news/healthtip.php?id=5710

National Safety Council. First Aid & CPR. http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/FirstAidCPR/Pages/Firstaid_CPR.aspx

Arthritis Foundation. First aid with R.I.C.E. http://www.arthritis.org/resources/SIP/RICE.asp

Massachusetts General Hospital. Basic burn care/first aid burn treatment. http://www.massgeneral.org/burns/patients/

Mayo Clinic. Burns: first aid. January 2005. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-burns/FA00022

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. How to splint a fracture. http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/splint.shtml

Mayo Clinic. Dislocated shoulder when to seek medical advice. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dislocated-shoulder/DS00597/DSECTION=5

American Academy of Family Physicians. Cuts, scrapes, and stitches: caring for wounds. http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/041.html

Mayo Clinic. Insect bites and stings: first aid. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-insect-bites/FA00046

Nemours Foundation. Insect stings and bites. http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/emergencies/insect_bite.html

Mayo Clinic. Cuts and Scrapes: First Aid. January 2008. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cuts/FA00042

Miracle oil client testimony of orbital fracture five day swelling

Posted on: September 16th, 2016 |

     

1/30/15 broken eye socket          2/4/15 bruise reduced, swelling appears gone

Five days!

I was contacted by a Chiropractor that sells our product at her office.  She notified me that one of her patients wanted to contact me regarding our Miracle oil product.  She handed me a note with her patient’s contact information.  The Chiropractor notified me that this woman’s son had endured a baseball injury from a baseball that hit him in his orbital socket.  It had broke the socket, and inflammation and pain were unbearable.  She added that her patient stated she wanted to contact me with photos verifying the reduction of swelling and pain within a relatively short period of time.  I called her patient the next day.  Her name is Heather.  Heather was very excited to tell me how the product helped her son’s eye injury healed so fast.  She notified me of the below photos timeline:

1/30/15 baseball pop fly injury.

1/31/15, 8 hours later the eye swelling is not as prominent after applying Miracle oil.

2/2/15, almost 60 hours later the eye swelling is almost normal, excluding the bruising and scrape.

2/4/15, appointment with surgeon showed he had five breaks in the socket.  Excluding bruising and scab, the eye swelling appears normal.

What is an orbital socket injury?

Eye-Socket Fracture (Fracture Of The Orbit)

The eye socket is a bony cup that surrounds and protects the eye.  The rim of the socket is made of fairly thick bones, while the floor and nasal side of the socket is paper thin in many places.  A fracture is a broken bone in the eye socket involving the rim, the floor or both.  Orbital rim fracture — These are caused by a direct impact to the face, most commonly by an automobile dashboard or steering wheel during a car crash.1

 Healing Time of Orbital Fracture

The healing time of orbital fracture depends on the severity and location of the fracture.  In majority of the cases of orbital fracture, the discoloration and swelling begin to subside within a week to 10 days after the injury has occurred.  However, the fractured orbital bones take a longer time to heal.  If surgery is needed to repair the orbital fracture, then the doctor will wait for several weeks before operating, to allow the swelling to subside.2

I have a facial fracture, how long will it take to heal?

How long it takes a facial fracture to heal will depend on the type and extent of fracture and what other problems and treatment you had.  Bruising and swelling usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to settle down.  At this point, you will begin to look more normal.  After this time the body will continue to heal itself inside. Unfortunately, you will need to be a patient.3

NBA players orbital injuries two weeks no activity

According to In Street Clothes writer Jeff Stotts,  Jason Terry, Joe Johnson, Tarence Kinsey and Etan Thomas are four NBA players that recently suffered orbital fractures that required surgery.  Collectively as a group, they missed an average of 14 games (about two weeks).4

Considering the weeks and months it normally takes to reduce swelling and inflammation, the testimony from the parent gives a hopeful possibility for orbital injury swelling.5  Enjoy it below!

William Vandry

References:

1. http://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/eye-socket-fracture-fracture-of-the-orbit

2. http://www.epainassist.com/sports-injuries/head-and-face-injuries/orbital-fracture

3. http://www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes-hospital/services/oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-and-orthodontics/facial-fractures

4. http://dawindycity.com/2015/09/30/chicago-bulls-news-the-facts-about-orbital-fractures/

5. Testimony from parent Heather Watson.

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My testimonial. The proof is in the oil!! St Jude’s Miracle Oil that is!!!

Hi William,
Thanks for reaching out and spending so much time talking with me! The wealth of information is greatly appreciated! Below is the success I had using your oil on my son.

 

The 2 pictures above were taken at approximately 10:30pm on 1/30/15, Friday, about 3 hours after he took a 60mph pop fly to the eye.  We got home from the hospital at 4am and around then I applied miracle oil just under the eye and on the eyelid.


This is 1/31/15 the morning after applying 1 time. (About 8 hours after applying once!!) 😊 His eye is open!!
The following 3 pictures were taken that Monday, 2/2/15 which was 60 hours of the 1st application and after applying 2 times per day for the weekend.

So much swelling has been reduced!


In my opinion it reduced the swelling by more than 50%

Side view of the MAGIC!!!

These last 2 were taken 2/4/15. We saw the surgeon this day. These were actually taken at his office. In the initial exam they told us he had broken the orbital socket in 2 places. On 2/4/15 we learned there were actually 5 breaks but because of all the swelling it wasn’t visible in the 1st x-ray. Pretty powerful stuff!!!!


Sent from my iPhone

Antivenom, EO vs. snake venom

Posted on: July 18th, 2016 |

“The average cost per vial for veterinary purchase is $300.00.  Other F(ab’)2 products from Brazil and Venezuela are available, however there is no current published peer reviewed veterinary literature on these products.   Stay tuned for future veterinary studies, as clinical trials are underway. ”

– Dr. Raegan J. Wells, DVM, MS, DACVECC, an Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Colorado State University

July 16, 2016

Recently, a good friend unfortunately had a dog that was bitten by a rattlesnake.  His dog had been taken to a vet ER, injected with an antivenom, antibiotics, etc. but later had died.  He added that the dog and another dog lived in the country area.  The country area is known for venomous snakes such as rattlesnakes, copperheads and so on.  The second dog too was bitten by the rattlesnake.  I asked him was it still alive?  He stated yes, but it wasn’t doing well after being bit, and had similar inflammation, swelling, lethargy, pain, etc. to the other dog before it died.  This was the next day, and he texted me a photo of the 2nd dog’s leg still alive showing the rattlesnake bite, swelling and infection.  I told him venomous creatures such as snakes and scorpions are administered a type of anti-venom or a vaccination by vets or ER for humans.  This did not help the first dog, as it had passed away.  The second dog’s bite was becoming necrotic on the wound but had not been taken to the vet for a similar treatment yet.

To understand how Antivenom works, we need to understand how venom works.

1. Venom is made of a mixture of proteins and each can individually produce a different response.

2. For example, crotalid neurotoxins block Neuromuscular junction, by acting on acetycholine receptors  (Mechanisms of Venom Toxicity)

3. Another example is Chlorotoxin, found in the venom of the Deathstalker.

NOTE: The deathstalker (Leiurus quinquestriatus) is a species of scorpion, a member of the Buthidae family.  It is also known as the Israeli Yellow scorpion.  This toxin is a potassium, chloride channel toxin, i.e it binds and blocks these ion channels. (Chloride channel inhibition by the venom of the scor… [Toxicon. 1991])

Anti-venom consists of Antibodies, (so, one is getting injected with antibodies for a particular venom), they bind to the venom and chemically change it to something that can not interact with the body, thus neutralizing its effects.  That being said, they usually can not reverse any effects of the venom.  This is a form of Passive immunity.  Technically, one’s body can produce the antibody on its own, but the response of the immune system is a lot slower vis-a-vis venom.  Hence anti-venoms, an external source of antibodies is needed to counter the effect of venom.1

Why Not Rattlesnake Vaccine?

I researched to find critics on rattlesnake venom and to my surprise from Austin, Veterinarian Dr. Will Falconer’s (DVM) website here are quotes:

“The rattlesnake vaccine is of questionable efficacy.  The manufacturer, Red Rock Biologics shows no study data to support efficacy at all.”

“Immunologists and UC Davis Vet School don’t think it’s worthy of recommending.  A colleague of mine, practicing in snake country in So. California, relayed that Dr. Michael Peterson, DVM, MS, an expert in venom and snake bites, thinks the vaccine is a joke, and it was “laughed off the stage” at a human medical conference.”

“If there’s immunity from this vaccine at all, it’s short lived. Some months, perhaps. Even the maker admits this.”

“Another point against its efficacy: the manufacturer urges the same rush to the ER and same intensive treatment whether your dog has had this vaccine or not when he received his snake bite.”

“Then there’s the safety question.  As with all injections of foreign protein into an animal’s body, you really have to question the wisdom of such a procedure.  Abscesses at the injection site have been reported, and here’s a case of autoimmune disease I found that came right after rattlesnake vaccination, with denial by the manufacturer at every turn.”

“Rattlesnake vaccine is also quite expensive, often running $40 or more a shot, and a series is recommended. “2

“Snake Oil”

Dr. David Stewart originally pursued a college major in theology, philosophy, and English, and earned degrees in physics, math, earth science, and natural medicine.  He is a Registered Aromatherapist.  Dr. Stewart wrote on the origin of the work snake oil:

“Snake Oil” is a term coined during pioneer days in the United States that became a synonym for fraud. Actually “snake oil” was a legitimate product sold by traveling salesmen throughout the frontier West as a first aid remedy for rattlesnake bites.  Applying the oil on the site of the bite would react chemically with the venom and render it harmless.  It worked.  The essential oil was Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).  Unfortunately, not all salesmen were honest and some were selling just any old cheap oil in a bottle and calling it “snake oil.” When people discovered that it did not work, all snake oil salesmen were branded as untrustworthy.  In the late 1900s and early 20th century, when it became known that some essential oils promoted as effective snake bite remedies did not work and had been sold by deception, drug companies spread another fraud saying that natural remedies, in general, were unscientific and did not work while the synthetic potions they manufactured were scientific and better.  Hence, even to this day, those of us who promote natural remedies are sometimes called “snake oil salesmen” as a put down for our practice and our products.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have found that spraying or diffusing Cinnamon and/or Clove oil into a container will repel snakes and drive them out.  It does not kill them, but just makes it unpleasant enough to force them to leave. Applying the oils in advance does not prevent snakes from crawling over those surfaces and entering hiding places that could pose hazards to humans.  The oils must be applied directly to or in the vicinity of the snakes themselves.  When a brown snake emerges from a shipment, they can control its movements and facilitate its exodus by simply aiming a stream of spray from a bottle containing a mixture of 1% clove or cinnamon oil, with 1% sodium lauryl sulphate (as an emulsifier), and 98% water.  The stream must hit the snake in the head to trigger escape behavior and effectively control its movements.”3

NOTE:  For more information on how and why essential oils work, see the book, The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple – (God’s Love Manifest in Molecules) by Dr.David Stewart.

Snake bite

Snake bite causes a coagulopathy – a blood coagulation disorder, and this is the problem.   Clinically however, there has been some suspicion about the effectiveness of antivenom because it does not reverse the coagulopathy, initially resulting in larger and larger doses being given (up to 23 vials in this brown snake study).

The current recommendations are to use 1 vial only, because more doses are ineffective, and this recommendation is based on lab evidence (that has not translated into clinical effectiveness for other antivenoms).

This study showed that giving coagulation factors (FFP) was effective at treating snake bite coagulopathy, but the timing or dose of antivenom had no effect.4

The doctor from Australia that writes in his blog also references the ncbi source:

Failure of antivenom to improve recovery in Australian snakebite coagulopathy references this study:

RESULTS: Neither antivenom dose nor time of antivenom administration had an effect on recovery of VICC.

DISCUSSION: Antivenom did not appear to be effective for the coagulopathy in snake envenoming in Australia. FFP appeared to shorten the time of VICC recovery.5

And another NCBI study, Antivenom efficacy or effectiveness:

“Despite widespread use of antivenoms, many questions remain about their effectiveness in the clinical setting.  There are numerous potential reasons for antivenom failure in human envenoming, of which antivenom inefficacy is only one.  Other important reasons include venom-mediated effects being irreversible, antivenom being unable to reach the site of toxin-mediated injury, or the rapidity of onset of venom-mediated effects.  A number of recent studies in Australia bring into question the effectiveness of some antivenoms, including snake antivenom for coagulopathy, redback spider and box jellyfish antivenoms.  Despite brown snake antivenom being able to neutralise venom induced clotting in vitro, use of the antivenom in human envenoming does not appear to change the time course of coagulopathy.“6

 The numbers

1. There are up to 3,000 snake bites per year in Australia, of which about 1% get antivenom, but the deaths still number about 1 person per year.7

– The Australian Inland Taipan has been labelled the deadliest snake in the world, but there have never been any recorded deaths from this snake.  There has been no recorded death from spider bite in Australia since 1979.8

-Interestingly, this has been credited as due to the redback spider antivenom that has been shown to be ineffective.9

-More people die each year in Australia from bee stings than snakes and spiders put together.10

-Anaphylactic (severe allergic) reactions to snake antivenom are common.11

(Antivenom use, premedication and early adverse reactions in the management of snake bites in rural Papua New Guinea, and Current use of Australian snake antivenoms and frequency of immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylaxis) and may be fatal.)

5. DMSO is another product that is used for snake bite venom at times.  DMSO is at times used in an IV, but with hopeful antioxidant purposes, not topical and studies show low success with snake venom.12

From pubmed DMSO vs. Snake venom:

1. Antiproteolytic activity of H. brasiliense

DMSO (1%, v/v, final concentration) did not interfere in proteolytic activity of B. jararaca.

NOTE: Proteolytic activity is the breaking down of proteins into simpler compounds, as in digestion.

NOTE: B. jararaca.is a species of pit viper endemic to southern Brazil,Paraguay, and northern Argentina.

2. Anticoagulant effect of H. brasiliense

DMSO alone did not interfere in clotting times.

3. Antihemolytic effect of H. brasiliense 

Neither HBSE alone induce hemolysis, nor the hemolytic activity induced by B. jararaca venom mixed with DMSO was affected.

NOTE: Hemolysis is the destruction or dissolution of red blood cells with release of hemoglobin.

4. Antihemorrhagic effect of H. brasiliense

DMSO did not interfere in B. jararaca-induced hemorrhage (Figure 5, column 2)

NOTE: Hemorrhage is excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding.

My friend told me they tried to treat his dog the night it was bitten at a Veterinarian’s clinic.  There are different types of antivenom or what is known as antivenin.  Antivenom serums are for:

– Spiders

– Acarids (ticks)

– Insects (such as a venomous caterpillar from Brazil)

– Scorpions

– Marine animals

– Snakes

He sent me the treatments for the snakebite by the vet, and the antivenom used on his dog was Bioclon:

”This product (Bioclon) provides a new treatment for children and adults and is designed specifically for scorpion stings,” Midthun says. “Scorpion stings can be life-threatening, especially in infants and children.”13

I was a bit confused.  Why did his dog get injected with scorpion antivenom?  Snake antivenom or antivenin is limited, but it would seem that perhaps scorpion antivenom may not work against rattlesnake venom?  I will get back to this more at the end.

I remembered one thing about our Miracle oil.  There was a time a friend of mine was stung by a bee in 2015 when we were talking in a parking lot.  We removed the stinger, and he began to have the usual allergic reaction with swelling and shock.  It had an anti-histaminic effect.  Here are photos he took as it happened.

SJMO vs. Bee Sting

Before:

After two hours later no reaction:

It also had a similar effect on a woman I met at a wedding in 2015 that had Rheumatoid arthritis.  She was bitten by a mosquito, and due to her low immunity system, she had a similar allergic reaction to a mosquito bite.  We carry our oil everywhere we go for general reasons, and I applied a few drops on the mosquito bite.

SJMO vs. Woman with RA having reaction to Mosquito bite

Before:

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After app. 33 minutes:

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Granted, both above are hardly clinical trials, but they are on the job work and a type of a blind test.  I was pleased to see both had a recovery in about five minutes.  Bee stings and mosquito bites are not snake venom, but bee stings are treated at allergy centers and are a form of reaction scorpions, and snakes like other creatures listed above cause.

SJMO vs. Poison Ivy in 45 minutes

Similar to allergic reactions, here is an additional before and after of a consumer that was exposed to Poison Ivy while fencing a ranch in Louisiana:

Before:

After:

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Main issues regarding venom or reactions to bee stings or reactions to snake venom are comparable.  I found research on essential oils with snake venom, although much more on clinical trials is needed to validate or even make any claims.  There are ncbi and pubmed medical journals I looked up for reactions to snakebites and any medical journals comparing possibilities our oils:

1. EO in SJMO vs. Shock

Peppermint studied with other oils as an alternative intervention in asthma, allergy and immunology.14

Peppermint and Eucalyptus oils on human and animal studies conclude anti inflammatory and analgesic effects occur.15

Results of Peppermint oil and relaxation of bronchial smooth muscles, increase in the ventilation and brain oxygen concentration, and decrease in the blood lactate level are the most plausible explanations on enhanced exercise performance with athletes.16

Peppermint and Eucalyptus on nausea and headache, secretolytic and and anti microbial effects.17

Eucalyptus application by either vapor inhalation or oral route provides benefit for both purulent and non-purulent respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).18

Eucalyptus globulus (E. globulus) which they find applications as anesthetic, anodyne, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diaphoretic, disinfectant, expectorant, febrifuge, fumigant, hemostat, inhalant, insect repellant, preventitive, rubefacient, sedative yet stimulant, vermifuge, for a folk remedy for abscess, arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis, burns, cancer, diabetes, diarrhea, diphtheria, dysentery, encephalitis, enteritis, erysipelas, fever, flu, inflammation, laryngalgia, laryngitis, leprosy, malaria, mastitis, miasma, pharygnitis, phthisis, rhinitis, sores, sore throat, spasms, trachalgia, worms, and wounds.19

Peppermint oil exhibited antispasmodic activity on rat trachea.20

2. EO in SJMO vs. Coagulation of human plasma

A medical journal compared Peppermint oil with platelet aggression or how clotting at times occurs on airline flights.  When the barometric pressure lowers, it induces platelet aggregation — the platelets clump together. It also says that Japanese peppermint oil inhibits this aggregation.21

Topical Methyl salicylate or Wintergreen oil significantly decreases platelet aggregation in healthy human volunteers.22

Study demonstrated antiplatelet properties of lavender oil towards platelet aggregation induced by arachidonic acid on guinea-pig platelet rich plasma (PRP) and its ability to destabilize clot retraction.23

Clove oil inhibited human platelet aggregation induced by arachidonic acid (AA), platelet-activating factor (PAF) or collagen. Clove oil was a more effective inhibitor for aggregation induced by AA and PAF.24

3, EO in SJMO vs. Cytotoxic venom

Cytotoxic venom is generally composed of several digestive enzymes and spreading factors, which result in local and systemic injury.  Clinically, local effects progressing from pain and edema to ecchymosis (bleeds under the skin) and bullae (watery blisters) most commonly predominate.  Hematological abnormalities including benign defibrination with or without thrombocytopenia (increased bleeding and decreased clotting) may result, but severe generalized bleeding is not common.  Pain and swelling occurs almost immediately after the bite from a cytotoxic snake and gradually becomes worse, in the next few hours. (Within 4 to 6 hours it will be more pronounced) It is often described as “cold fire” Later shock develops and this may cause death.25

Peppermint oil exhibited potent anti-inflammatory activities in a croton oil-induced mouse ear edema model.  It could also effectively inhibit nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated RAW 264.7 macrophages.  The cytotoxic effect was assessed against four human cancer cells. MEO was found to be significantly active against human lung carcinoma SPC-A1, human leukemia K562 and human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells, with an IC50 value of 10.89, 16.16 and 38.76 µg/ml, respectively. In addition, MEO had moderate antioxidant activity.26

Other countries are already doing trials on the Anti-hemolytic and Anti-cytotoxicity Effect of Two Essential Oil against Snake Venom.27

Let’s go back to my friend with the dog.  His dog was administered the above antivenom which is:

1. Designed for scorpions not rattlesnakes

2. Antibiotics also were added

3. Two other drugs for pain and swelling

4. EO in SJMO vs. Necrosis

In this study of essential oils countering tumor necrosis, geranium essential oils used as antiinflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-a at a low concentration (0.0125/0.025%) in vitro, and was one of the strongest suppressing activity oils.  Lavender and Eucalyptus were also successful.  Lavender was not as effective as Geranium, yet its aid at countering necrossis from the study stated it could be explained by other mechanisms, because they also suppress degranulation of mast cells or cytokine production.  Remember cytotoxic venom above?

The study also states:

“it is possible that essential oils suppress the neutrophil adhesion through signal transduction below the receptor interaction to the ligands TNF and LPS in membrane, because the oils are known to affect the physiological condition of cell membranes.”

NOTE: Neutrophil is any cell, structure, or histologic element readily stainable with neutral dyes.

NOTE: Adhesion is a fibrous band or structure by which parts abnormally adhere.

And in addition, the above study showed DMSO (0.4%) to the medium has no significant effects on snake venom.27

Another example of cytotoxicity or the anti tumor effect of essential oils, NCBI has shown Frankincense oil appears to distinguish cancerous from normal bladder cells and suppress cancer cell viability.28

In addition, there are many out there that claim essential oils are toxic and can be harmful.  Some can, as they are not to be used as a drink.  Essential oils generally are applied topical or inhaled, but should not be taken orally or internally as a drink or food.29

Back to the rattlesnake bite, inflammation is a reaction that needs to be controlled.  Wintergreen has shown very strong effects against inflammation in an arthritis study30, and data elsewhere on this website shows other oils here have anti-inflammatory effects as well.

On humans, usually an ER gives an antivenom and tetanus shot.31

Dogs are given general antivenom, and the antibiotics and some pain medications.  On Pubmed, it references what types of antivenom are used for pit viper snakes, or in this case for rattlesnakes in the USA:

“…There is currently only one antivenom available in the United States for the treatment of pit viper envenomation,  Antivenin (Crotalidae) Polyvalent (ACP)…”32

Here Prednisolone was applied to dogs that had received rattlesnake bite.  These were the results:

– None of the dogs died during the study period.

– The mental status was reduced in 60/75 (80%) of dogs on Day 1, compared to 19/75 (25%) on Day 2.

– The proportion of dogs with no or only mild edema increased significantly from Day 1 to Day 2.

– About one-third of the dogs developed gastrointestinal signs during the study period.

– Cardiac arrhythmia was uncommon.

– Clinicopathological changes included increased total leucocyte count, CRP and troponin concentration on Day 2.

– The cTnI concentration was increased in dogs with systemic inflammation, compared to dogs without systemic inflammation.

– A single dose of prednisolone did not significantly affect any of the clinical or clinicopathological parameters studied, except for a higher monocyte count on Day 2 in dogs that had received prednisolone treatment.

The results in the study were:

“…The results of the present study do not support routine administration of a single dose of prednisolone 1 mg/kg subcutaneously in dogs bitten by Vipera berus…”33

The canine rattlesnake vaccine comprises venom components from Crotalus atrox (western diamondback).  In addition, it also states on the Animal Medical Center website specifically regarding this rattlesnake antivenom in the USA:

“The vaccine however does not provide protection against the Mojave rattlesnake, Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake, cottonmouths or coral snakes.”34

In a study of Current Treatment for Venom-Induced Consumption Coagulopathy Resulting from Snakebite, ultimately results showed:

Antivenom is the major treatment for VICC, but there is little high-quality evidence to support its effectiveness.”35

Why did his vet administer scorpion antivenom?  Perhaps he did not have a supply of specific rattlesnake venom, but only his ER vet knows best why.  Antivenom is made for spiders, or other creatures that have no relevance to snake venom or treatment.  Above research clearly prescribes rattlesnake vaccine from W. diamondback does not work for others.

Serotherapy vs. Snake venom

Serotherapy is a treatment that consists of the administration of specific serums that promote self-healing of our body whether through vitamins, nutrition or in this case snake venom.  In Sao Paulo, Brazil there was a study showing the authors report a case of bothropic envenoming in a male Cocker Spaniel.  The animal was bitten in the ventral thoracic region, receiving treatment 4 hours later.  Clinical examination revealed an extensive, painful and area of firm edema, absence of local or systemic hemorrhage, without evident neurological alterations.  Clinical diagnosis was mild bothropic envenoming.   Treatment consisted of 5 vials of polyvalent snake antivenom, two vials administered intravenously and three subcutaneously.

Blood clotting time was always within normal values.

Two days after envenoming, the animal showed hyperthermia and received enrofloxacin (5mg/kg/24h) for 10 days and ketoprofen (1mg/kg/24h) for 5 days.  Seventy-two hours after envenoming, extensive subcutaneous, muscle fiber, and skin necrosis of approximately 10 cm in diameter was observed.

After débridement of necrotic tissues, the area was cleaned with antiseptic solutions.  Complete healing was observed 55 days after envenoming.

The authors discuss whether heterologous serotherapy is effective in preventing tissue necrosis after bothropic envenoming:

“In conclusion, these results are in agreement with the generally accepted view that local tissue damage induced by snake venoms is difficult to prevent by serotherapy.”36

When my friend told me the second dog was still alive but  had the same effects as first dog, he mentioned that it had not been taken  to an ER by the owners yet.

I asked him had it been given anything, and he responded by stating the owners did not, hoping it would heal.  He told me he was visiting the family and dog to see an update that day.  I told him to bring a bottle of the Miracle oil with him and apply it immediately to the dog’s wounds in case of infection.

Since the dog had no treatment and was in pain and infected, I felt something may help, and our oil is not toxic to dogs when applied topically.  The other dog passed away the night before.  None of the shots above worked, as snake bites are attempted to be controlled where it doesn’t get worse with medications and the antibodies are used in the hope of countering the venom.  Back to his second dog.  He told me the dog was experiencing similar results from the rattlesnake bite, swelling, edema, bleeding, necrosis, etc.

He sent me notes on the history on both dogs, and he kindly shared them with me to post on this article:

6/10/2016- Irish Terrier “Bria” was bit in the late afternoon/early evening by a rattlesnake on face.  Snake was never found.

Bria was taken to emergency room in obvious pain- potentially several hours after bite occurance.  After treatment she became non-responsive, heavy breathing, and still in obvious pain when forced to take medication/liquids.

Note: Vet informed that the snake bite location on her face should not have effected breathing.

Treatment outline/prescriptions (1 pill given for Qty listed during time):

Description                                  Qty

Antivenen (Bioclon)/Vial                               1

Buprenex (0.3 mg/ml) Injection/ml          1

Cephalexin 250 mg. Capsules                      14

Tramadol HCL 50mg                                        30

Results: Bria was non-responsive/zombie-like immediately following initial treatment.  Taken home for the night.  Dead by morning- having never changed position.  Bria passed away by morning.

6/11/2016 a second pet was struck on the leg and possibly face (no facial marking, but large swelling)….snake was still not found.

6/12/2016- SJMO applied- ears, stomach, paw pads- 3pm

6/15/2016- SJMO still being applied- ears, stomach, paw pads, around wound (not on wound directly though)- 1-2 times daily on average (Photo 2: Note scab necrosis, inflammation from rattlesnake venom)

6/18/16SJMO applied on wounds bright pink, not necrotic, after three days of directly applying to wound as well as other areas

6/19/16- SJMO application seems to have reduced swelling, infection and inflammation of rattlesnake bite:

NOTE: photo above was last day SJMO was applied.  Owners purchased DMSO product to apply as a self remedy instead.

Close up shows wound is healing, good color, no necrosis, or dead tissue from scabbing.

7/1/2016- Informed by friend that owners purchased DMSO purchased at a Vet clinic, and has been applied to wound daily for about 10 days.  Informed SJMO was being applied the first 7-10 days and then was stopped.

7/4/2016- SJMO has not been used for weeks at this time.  Wound appears to have scabbed over/healing.

Side note: During course of treatment, owner discovered large cancerous tumor on stomach of dog.  Dog has irritated wound by scratching, post surgery/removal.

NOTE: inflammation, dead tissue, clear swelling seems to have returned on dog.

In final, I do not know the current update of the dog and it’s rattlesnake bite toxicity level nor it’s condition.  We do see at least on an anecdotal trial, the SJMO seems to have improved the rattlesnake bite venom response comparing necrotic tissue and the bright pink wound later seeming to be healthier.  In speculation, we do not have any pure blind tests here, but perhaps the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-histaminic and anti-bacterial agents of the essential oils in the SJMO (see references) may have been the improvement during the time it was used.  Unfortunately we will never know.  Consumers have used the oil for insect bites, and on pets we have referenced research on ticks, fleas, mosquitos and other insects.  Perhaps in the future we can also look at future clinical trials with certain essential oils and the efficacy on not only snake venom, but insects, ticks, marine animals, scorpions and others as well.

William Vandry

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