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Could Not Be Away From A Bathroom After Eating!


Author: Stephanie M.
Date: 05-25-2016
Views: 1,025
Word Count: 236
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10973-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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Ten years ago I had severe IBS. I couldn't be away from a bathroom 20 minutes after I ate. Anything. It didn't matter what the food was, I would be in severe pain shortly after and then confined to the bathroom for an undetermined amount of time.

It had a big impact on my social life. I couldn't go to outdoor events and eat anything, because there were long lines and I wouldn't have made it to the bathroom in time. Even at family functions, I felt bad because I'd spend so much time in the bathroom after eating.

I had just starting using high quality essential oils and researched what I could use to improve the quality of my life. I began taking 2-3 drops of Peppermint oil on my tongue after each meal.

Shortly after that was the big local festival, where I would usually have to plan my day around where a reliable bathroom was. Several hours into the day I realized I hadn't had one stomach cramp...even though I was eating and drinking what I wanted. I felt like a whole new woman!

Over the course of about six months I slowly cut back to only having to use the Peppermint oil a few times a week, and since then I rarely use it at all. It has been ten years and I don't have to even think about the pain and frustration of IBS!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bloating, bowels, colon, diarrhea, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrom.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: stomachache,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: stomachache,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: colon,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),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: stomachache,colon — "[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
5.Associated topics: foot-cramps,colon,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),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
6.Associated topics: gas-(flatulence),bloating,colon,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),diarrhea,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
7.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
8.Associated topics: diet — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link

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