Acid Reflux, Heartburn & Upset Stomach Issues
Author: Darla S.
Word Count: 158
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10936-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8
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I have suffered from acid reflux for years and took prescription medication to control it.
A friend introduced me to high quality essential oils and then helped me research what oil could provide relief. Peppermint, from what I found, has natural compounds that are said to help with digestion.
So, with my doctor’s permission, I went off the prescription and began a protocol of the following:
2 drops of Peppermint oil in a veggie cap ingested orally every morning.
It took approximately 30 days to completely relieve my acid reflux. That was 2 years ago! That one positive experience made me a true believer in quality essential oils. Now they have taken over our medicine cabinet!
I now only take Peppermint when I occasionally have heartburn. I also use Peppermint oil directly on my stomach if it’s upset. 2 drops mixed in a with a carrier, like almond oil, is all that is needed to quickly dissipate the discomfort.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: antacid, antacids, barrett, barretts, digestive, esophageal, gerd, indigestion, omeprazole, prilosec.
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||Associated topics: indigestion — "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|
|2.||Associated topics: gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-(GERD),acid-reflux,indigestion — "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|
|3.||Associated topics: indigestion — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."||Link|
|4.||Associated topics: indigestion — "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|
|5.||Associated topics: indigestion — "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|
|6.||Associated topics: indigestion — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."||Link|
|7.||Associated topics: gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-(GERD),acid-reflux,indigestion — "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|
|8.||Associated topics: indigestion — "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|