Digestion Problems

The symptoms of digestion problems such as constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea and stomach aches can be eased through the use of essential oils.

Even some diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcers, Liver Disease, Hepatitis, Pancreatitis, Diverticulosis, Gallbladder Inflammation, etc. have been known to respond to essential oil treatment. 



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Oils For Digestion Problems

14 essential oils are discussed briefly on this page with links which will provide more detailed information on each one.

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil can be very helpful in promoting a normal digestive function, eliminating flatulence, treating a urinary tract infection, removing intestinal worms and parasites or just stimulating good digestion.

It can be applied topically, taken internally or just added to your bath water with Epsom Salts.

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Black Pepper Essential Oil

To stimulate your digestive system and promote normal digestion, Black Pepper can be applied topically or consumed in your diet. 

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Cajeput Essential Oil

Cajeput Essential Oil can be used against digestion problems in several areas. 

Cajeput promotes the secretion of natural digestive enzymes which go to work breaking down your food and absorbing the nutrients which it contains. This action serves to prevent indigestion, cramps, dysentery, as well as diarrhea and abdominal pains.

It works as a carminative to inhibit the formation of pain inducing gas as well as to relieve the flatulence that may already be present in your intestines.

It helps to tone and cleanse the urinary tract and digestive system.

It helps prevent or ease digestive muscle spasms.

Add 10 - 15 drops of oil in a cup of Epsom Salts and take a relaxing aromatic bath.

Blend Cajeput 50:50 with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil and apply it to your lower abdomen or wherever needed to relieve spasms or cramps.

Fractionated coconut oil can be replaced with coconut and aloe if you prefer, for a nice soothing massage.

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Citronella Essential Oil

Add Citronella Essential Oil to an equal amount of a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut and massage your abdomen in order to stimulate digestion and ease abdominal issues including colitis.

Add a drop to drinking water mixed with honey for taste or include it in a gel capsule to consume once a day. Do not give to small children (under 6 years of age)

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Globulus can be massaged into your abdomen to promote normal intestinal function, relieve diarrhea or stomach aches and to aid in digestion. It has also been used to fight infections such as urinary tract infection (UTI) chicken pox, measles, flu and epidemics. 

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Diffuse Eucalyptus Radiata oil in a diffuser or dilute a couple drops and massage over your abdomen to promote normal intestinal function. 

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Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger Essential Oil is very effective at treating all kinds of digestive disorders/issues including:

  • acid reflux
  • bloating
  • colic
  • cramps
  • diarrhea
  • indigestion
  • flatulence
  • nausea

Ginger can be inhaled off of a tissue or cotton ball; it can be used in a salad or in your cooking; it can be mixed with a teaspoon of honey or taken in a gelatin capsule with some carrier oil such as fractionated coconut.

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Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil can be applied topically or consumed daily to stimulate your digestive system and increase your metabolism. 

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True Lavender Essential Oil

Use True Lavender as a natural dietary supplement to relieve cramps and nausea and to eliminate intestinal parasites. 

Lavender has also been used successfully in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 

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Lemon Essential Oil

For digestive problems such as nausea or dyspepsia Lemon Essential Oil can be used in a diffuser or added to a cup of Epsom Salts in a hot bath.

To promote normal digestive health massage Lemon Essential Oil over your stomach or consume in a glass of water.

Consuming lemon oil will also support your immune system, boost your metabolism and provide rich antioxidants. 

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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil can stimulate your digestive functions and calm digestive problems like colitis, gastric inflammation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and nausea. 

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Orange Essential Oil

Orange Essential Oil is rich in antioxidants and can be used internally or added to a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut and used as a massage oil to support healthy digestion and encourage metabolic detoxification. 

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil can be used for constipation, digestion, motion sickness, fresh breath, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 

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Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman Chamomile can help ease digestion problems such as colic, gas, indigestion and nausea. Can be applied topically, consumed or diffused

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Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil can be taken internally to treat digestion problems like excess gas, diarrhea, colitis and liver disorders. 

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Sweet Basil Essential Oil

Try Sweet basil to combat nausea, gas or gastric spasms or to calm your digestive system.  Abdominal issues and digestion problems can be addressed by applying topically, by mouth, or by using a diffuser

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Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine essential oil can stimulate your digestive system to help with gastric upset, hiccoughs and nausea. It can be applied topically, taken by mouth, or used in a diffuser

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Oils for Digestion Problems

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Related Pages You May Like

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Essential Oils

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  • Remedy for Acid Reflux

    Essential oil remedy for acid reflux either alone or in a blend. Ginger oil calms the stomach. Lavender oil attacks indigestion. Lemon oil neutralizes acid. Peppermint oil soothes digestive distress


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