1. I had a blood clot that extended down the side of my leg from hip to knee. The affected leg was double the size of my other. My doctor had been giving me increasing doses of Cumadin up to a current dose of 20 mgs. This had been going on for nine months with no improvement and I became increasing concerned about internal bleeding from that much Cumadin. The Essential Oils Desk Reference suggests HELICHRYSUM for blood clots, so I began by putting it on my leg and covering the clot with a warm cloth to work the oil further into the area. Within a week, the clot was three quarters smaller and the swelling in the leg had gone down considerably.