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Acid Reflux Relieved With Peppermint & Lemon Oils


Author: Patti C.
Skill: Frequency Energy
Date: 01-31-2006
Views: 30,535
Word Count: 294
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 1200-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I had problems with acid reflux for many years. I was eating Tums and Rolaids daily to alleviate the burning in my esophagus. I actually had to have my esophagus stretched out because the acid backing up into my esophagus caused scar tissue which made swallowing very difficult.

My doctor prescribed one of those anti-acid medicines, which I took for a few days. While taking this medicine I felt like I wasn't digesting my food, and my body felt out of balance. I really didn't know what to do, but knew I had to do something.

I stopped taking the medicine my doctor had prescribed for me and went back to eating Rolaids. (I am not recommending this to anyone else. Please work together with your doctor and discuss this with them) I made all of the dietary changes recommended by him and things got a little better, but I was still eating Rolaids.

Then I discovered essential oils. I had heard from other people with problems similar to mine that by using Peppermint and Lemon oil daily, they had been able to greatly support their digestive systems.

I started drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning with a few drops of Peppermint oil and a few drops of Lemon oil in it. Doing this has helped me support my digestive system to such a degree that I don't ever have to use Rolaids anymore.

Now I also drink a small glass of Peppermint water after a meal to support my digestive system. I continue to watch what I eat and do not eat a couple of hours before going to sleep. My digestive system hasn't been this healthy for years and as a result, I feel great.

Therapeutic grade essential oils have changed my life!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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: acid-reflux-/-heartburn-/-stomach-acid,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: 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
4.Associated topics: 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
5.Associated topics: 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
6.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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: 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
8.Associated topics: acid-reflux-/-heartburn-/-stomach-acid,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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

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