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Endured Convention With Relentless Crohn's Nausea

Author: Kristen D.
Skill: Nutritionist
Date: 08-13-2014
Views: 3,885
Word Count: 476
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10036-OR
Scientific Studies: 13

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I attended the 2014 International Grand Convention during an extended Crohn's flareup. I was experiencing a great amount of nausea, which sometimes persisted all day long, every day.

After trying Peppermint, the DiGize blend, and a few other essential oils over the past year, the best nausea remedy I had to work with was Wintergreen essential oil. So I carried it around with me everywhere during the convention. Unfortunately, I was still nauseous most of the time.

I saw in the Workshop Guide that one of the workshops being offered was entitled "At Ease: Stomach Comfort with Essential Oils." The description mentioned the word "nausea", so I was determined that, if I could only make it to one workshop, that would be the one!

I showed up as nauseous as could be. Boy, was I excited when Dr. Tyler Call, MD, and Marc Schreuder, the company's Vice President of Science, explained how they have tested -- in a major hospital for a year -- a new blend of essential oils on the patients with the worst cases of nausea and vomiting.

When Dr. Call could not get any other meds to work to control a hospital patient's nausea and vomiting, that is when he would break out the "aromatherapy blend". Every time, it worked for his patients!

I was sitting there absolutely ecstatic (and nauseous)! Unfortunately, I could not get my hands on the AromaEase essential oil blend until after the convention. :-(

When I finally picked up my bottles of AromaEase (I ordered multiples, LOL), I wasn't sure how to use this new blend. After trial and error, I figured out what works best for me:

I put my finger over the orifice of the bottle and just get a little bit (less than a full drop) on my fingertip. Then I touch my tongue. I put as little as necessary in my mouth because this stuff is overpowering for the first 30 seconds. I also wipe the residue over my nostrils (breathing it in) and over my tummy area (or wherever I feel my digestive system could use it).

I have noticed that AromaEase works within about 5 to 10 minutes. The first time I used it, I all of a sudden noticed that my entire stomach/abdomen had relaxed and felt very "comfortable". Not only was the nausea completely GONE, but my tummy felt truly comfortable (a feeling that had been foreign to me for quite some time)! Funny... I could not figure out why they called the workshop "Stomach Comfort" instead of "Nausea", but now I understood!

The AromaEase essential oil blend works very well for my nausea. However, if I have low blood sugar because I need to eat some food, AromaEase will not fix that kind of nausea. We hypoglycemics still need to eat food for a hypoglycemic episode. No way around that!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: antiemetic, colitis, crohn, crohns, gravidarum, hyperemesis, ibd, ibs, nausea, nauseated, nauseous, puking, queasiness, queasy, vomiting.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Fennel seed oil has been shown to reduce intestinal spasms and increase motility of the small intestine.... Our study suggests that fennel seed oil emulsion is superior to placebo in decreasing intensity of infantile colic."Link
2."In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
3."In the present study, we have evaluated the gastroprotective activity of turmeric essential oil (TEO) and ginger essential oil (GEO) in rats.... Histopathological examination showed that ethanol-induced lesions such as necrosis, erosion, and hemorrhage of the stomach wall were significantly reduced after oral administration of essential oils.... Results suggest that TEO and GEO could reduce the gastric ulcer in rat stomach as seen from the ulcer index and histopathology of the stomach. Moreover, oxidative stress produced by ethanol was found to be significantly reduced by TEO and GEO."Link
4."D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is a major constituent in several citrus oils.... Being a solvent of cholesterol, d-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. Because of its gastric acid neutralizing effect and its support of normal peristalsis, it has also been used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). D-limonene has well-established chemopreventive activity against many types of cancer. Evidence from a phase I clinical trial demonstrated a partial response in a patient with breast cancer and stable disease for more than six months in three patients with colorectal cancer."Link
5."Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
6.Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: "In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
7."14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
8."[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
9."Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
10."A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
11."Phytogenic compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are currently discussed as promising complementary agents in prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our study aimed to evaluate possible protective and curative effects of broccoli extract (BE) and of the essential oils of turmeric (Cuo), thyme (To), and rosemary (Ro) in a rat model with a mild dextran sulphate sodium- (DSS-) induced colitis.... We conclude that the phytogenic additives tested have a promising anti-inflammatory potential in vivo and a particular role in the prevention of IBD."Link
12."Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
13."Ginger root reduced the tendency to vomiting and cold sweating significantly better than placebo did.... Remarkably fewer symptoms of nausea and vertigo were reported after ginger root ingestion...."Link

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