Inflammation

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Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. A sequence of complicated, interrelated events work to defend the body, ultimately bringing plasma proteins and phagocytes (white blood cells that engulf and consume foreign material and debris) to the injured area for the purpose of initiating tissue repair.

Chronic inflammation is the source of many diseases, including cancer, obesity, and heart disease. In some diseases, the inflammatory process can be triggered even when there are no foreign invaders. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s normally protective immune system damages its own tissues, as it erroneously recognizes self as foreign, and normal as abnormal. Some types of arthritis are the result of misdirected inflammation.

Inflammation can also affect organs in autoimmune diseases. Symptoms depend on the particular organ affected.

  • Inflammation of the heart (myocarditis) can cause shortness of breath or fluid retention.
  • Inflammation of kidneys (nephritis) may cause kidney failure or high blood pressure.
  • Inflammation of the large intestine, known as colitis, may cause cramps and diarrhea.

Oral

5 drops each of Frankincense, Idaho Balsam Fir and Copaiba with capsule or NingXia Red (recommended), 2 to 3 times daily.

Topical

Apply 2 to 5 drops of Frankincense, Idaho Balsam Fir and Copaiba to affected area 2 to 5 times daily.

inflammation

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
inflammation (noun)
1.
a local response to cellular injury that is marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic infiltration, redness, heat, and pain and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious agents and of damaged tissue
2.
the act of the state of being - inflaming inflamed
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