Can Essential Oils Help with Digestion?
The answer is yes! My experience and education with essential oils has shown me ways to tackle digestive issues you may not have heard about.
Heavy Meals and Digestion
It is pleasurable to enjoy your favorite foods, but the after-effects of overeating can be terrible. Whatever be the occasion, an overstuffed stomach is uncomfortable and, of course, unhealthy. It gets worse when you don’t get quick remedies to deal with a troubled, stuffed tummy. As food lingers in your belly, it can start pushing itself upwards against your diaphragm, causing you to have shallow breaths, heart burn, acidity, and other troublesome symptoms. Overeating tends to slow down your digestive capacity, depending on the kind of foods you ingested.
The Stomach is a Muscle
Essential oils can help by calming muscle spasms, reducing tension, relieving the sensations of bloating, and can ease a queasy stomach. Many of the essential oils that help with digestion come from the same seasonings and spices we use in cooking.
Suggested Ways to Support Digestion
The best way to use essential oils for digestion either topically or through inhalation. To use topically, simply add a few drops to a lotion or cream and rub directly on the belly. To enjoy through inhalation, add 5-10 drops of an oil or oil blend into a room diffuser or into a personal inhaler.
Roman Chamomile and Other Oils
One of my favorite oils for muscle spasms, which can be the cause of some serious indigestion, is Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis). It is anti-spasmodic and relaxing which can help settle an upset stomach quickly. Roman Chamomile can be used alone or blended with other essential oils. Some other fantastic oils to use would be Basil (Ocimum basilicum ct Linalool), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Orange (Citrus sinensis), Peppermint (Mentha x piperita), and Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana).
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