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Parts of this were taken with permission from Essential Oils Overview and Reference Guide, published by: The Family Tree, 2008


Nosebleeds (Epistaxis) are more common with children.  The more common type is an anterior (towards the  front) nosebleed usually involving blood vessels on the cartilage between the left and right nostrils (the septum).  The bleeding can result from a blow to the nose, picking, vigorous blowing, or other irritation to the interior of the nostrils such as from a cold or allergies.

A less common type of nosebleed is the posterior nosebleed that originates from an artery in the back of the nose.  This may occur with those of advanced age and is a more difficult nosebleed to control and more serious.  It may result from other health issues such as hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure.

To control an anterior nosebleed pressure can be applied with the fingers to each side of the nostrils at the pressure points near the middle of the nose.  Using the coagulating properties of some essential oils as described on the Protocol tab can assist this.  If the bleeding continues for more than 15 to 20 minutes seek professional help.

Oils, blends & products recommended:

Oils & Blends:  CypressEC, FrankincenseEC, HelichrysumC

Essential oils based products:

Also consider: LavenderC, LemonEC

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Suggested protocols:

Simply apply 2 - 3 drops to the nostril that is bleeding.  This may be applied external or internal using a Q-tip or tissue saturated with the Helichrysum.

Experiences and Testimonials of others

Keith – I read that Helichrysum stops bleeding.  How do you apply it?

Pat – Apply Helichrysum for nosebleeds with a Q tip to the interior of the nostril.

Teresa - Chronic nosebleeds are often a calcium deficiency.

Rebecca - My 3 year old had a nosebleed yesterday, I rubbed Helichrysum on the top of his nose and it stopped the bleeding instantly.

Rob – I know a few people that use Helichrysum for frequent nose bleeds.  Most successfully, they apply 2-3 drops on a rolled up tissue and insert the tissue in the nostril.  Bleeding usually stops quickly.  If you need to, apply more drops before inserting.

Helichrysum has no constituents or properties that will interfere with blood thinning medication.

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