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No More Embarrassing Nights Out Due To IBS


Author: Katie W.
Skill: Psychologist
Date: 12-13-2016
Views: 2,166
Word Count: 221
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 11070-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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For many years I struggled with IBS. Contrary to what my general practitioner said, it was due to stress and not an overnight negative reaction to all the foods I had consumed since childhood.

Since being introduced to essential oils over a year ago I have not suffered with bloating, or digestive upsets (except the one day I forgot to follow my routine!).

Because my IBS is linked to stress I looked at how I could both target stress reduction, and aiding my digestive system. Going for a '2-birds with one stone' approach led me to Lemon oil (which also happens to be a great detoxifier so in reality I've got 3 birds with one stone!).

The change to my daily routine was so simple - I still kick myself for forgetting the once!

I simply put 1 drop of Lemon essential oil into a glass of hot water (or 2 drops into a pint of cold water) first thing in the morning. This one change supports my digestion and keeps my body relaxed enough for the whole day to cope with metabolising my food without the need for me to bloat up like a balloon.

I've since supported at least 4 other people to make this one change and they too have seen a phenomenal result overnight.

No more disgusting fibergel sachets or embarrassing nights out!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bloated, bowel, flatulence, gassy, indigestion, stomach.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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: gastrointestinal,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
4.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,colitis — "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
5.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowel,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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
6.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD) — "[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
7.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD),ulcerative-colitis,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),colitis,crohn's-disease,colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowel,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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
8.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD),bloating,ulcerative-colitis,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),colitis,crohn's-disease,colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowel,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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

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