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Gastroenteritis, Nausea & Gas Affliction

Author: Angie S.
Date: 06-14-2009
Views: 21,215
Word Count: 489
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3608-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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The other day I was feeling very ill. I started getting terrible stomach pain that made me very weak and I could hardly walk from the cramping in my stomach.

I've had gastroenteritis in the past, and it's no fun. I grabbed a bottle of Peppermint oil and I applied it neat on my stomach, which helped to settle it down quite a bit immediately. Now from my past experiences I usually would have to battle vomiting, nausea and diarrhea for days at a time, sometimes with and sometimes without fever.

The cramping started to get bad so decided to try to flush out the virus or bacteria that was causing me such pain so I wouldn't have to go to the hospital. I took a water bottle and place a few drops of Peppermint in the water and I drank it as fast as I could without causing myself to throw it up.

Then I did this again and drank a second bottle and while I did, I took an Inner Defense. I did feel a little burn as the Inner Defense went to work, but I continued to drink the Peppermint water.

I went to bed feeling better but still a little sick. I was surprised that I hadn't thrown up yet or had to run to the bathroom. My husband said when I first started to get sick, I looked like I was dying.

We were at the grocery store and I asked for the keys to the car and left him at the checkout counter. When he got to the car he found me laying down and he said I was pale and looked very bad. So I was expecting the worst, because the pain was intolerable.

I woke up at 2 am very sick and needing to go to the bathroom, so I took the opportunity to drink more Peppermint water and put a drop on my tongue and went back to bed.

When we woke up at 9 am my husband had errands to run. I was feeling alright so I went with him but drank Lemon water with my breakfast and I had also taken an Inner Defense and Life 5 at bedtime the night before.

Today it is Sunday, and I'm completely fine with my stomach. I was able to eat a normal dinner last night. The only thing is I woke up with a sore throat which I'm treating with Inner Defense, and other oils to help and I'm really not that sick anymore.

Now, as far as I can tell it is the Peppermint and Lemon oils that soothed the gas pain in my stomach and whatever was in there. The nausea also became very tolerable. Stomach illness can be really intense so that whatever pain is caused by it can tear the strength from a person and make you very weak all of a sudden.

I hope this testimonial will help someone else when they need it most.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "[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
4.Associated topics: gas-/-fart-(Flatulence) — "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
5.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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
6.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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
7.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy,gas-/-fart-(Flatulence) — "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
8.Associated topics: gas-/-fart-(Flatulence) — "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

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