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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14 Oils For Your Digestive Health

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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Citronella Essential Oil

Add Citronella Essential Oil to an equal amount of a carrier oil 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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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 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 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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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 Remedy for Acid Reflux


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the name given for a group of symptoms which can include abdominal pain or various changes in your pattern of bowel movements. 

IBS can creep up on you over a period of time that may cover months or even years and is a condition you will need to manage long term. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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