An “upset stomach” is a common symptom for a number of problems. The discomfort can stem from a food source, possibly a virus, or even a stress or nervous situation. Addressing the symptom in many situations will relax and relieve the person enough that they can be comfortable while the body does its natural work of dealing with the underlying problem. In the case of a virus, essential oils are very good antiviral agents and can be used to that end. During those periods when viral infections are being spread among school children and the work place it is good to use the essential oils precautions described under cold and flu, to limit exposure to the common viruses. If someone has a viral infection, taking diluted essential oils like Cinnamon and Oregano in capsule form can be very effective.
Constipation, Diarrhea, Upset Stomach: 2-5 drops Digestive Blend supplemented with 1-3 drops of Coriander or if Digestive Blend is not available consider Coriander, Fennel, Ginger and/or Peppermint. Consider any of the following application techniques:
• Take internally with water, juice, or a teaspoon of honey or agave.
• Add oil or blend to a capsule,
• Rub on the abdomen, or for children and those more sensitive rub on the tummy with a carrier oil.
• For small infants or very sensitive skin apply to the bottoms of the feet.
Repeat as soon as 10 – 15 minutes if no relief is experienced from the initial application.
Motion Sickness, Nervous Stomach: The same applications are very effective for some such as travelers who suffer from motion sickness, people who tend to get a “nervous stomach” before a public presentation, or other nervous stomach situations. Also consider one of these following procedures an hour or so before or during the occasion:
• Use 3-5 drops of Peppermint and/or Ginger or Digestive Blend in a tissue cup or inhaler and breathe it occasionally to help settle the stomach.
• Use 1 – 2 drops of Coriander or other oils and apply behind ears.
Chronic Indigestion: Add Fennel to the regular use of the TerraZyme supplement for a gentle way to help indigestion. Simply add 2 – 3 drops of Fennel to a glass of water
and drink daily in addition to the regular use of TerraZyme. Also consider a gastro-intestinal cleanse with GX Assist/PB Assist+ (see Detoxification).
Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.