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Horrible Heartburn During Pregnancy


Author: Cathrina Z.
Date: 09-18-2013
Views: 3,816
Word Count: 97
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8930-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have always experienced heartburn, but during pregnancy it has been out of control.

I wanted to use something safe and simple, so I went to my Lemon oil. I dropped anywhere from 2-4 drops in 8 oz of water. I drank that and about 20-25 minutes later I felt much better.

If I wake up in the middle of the night with heartburn, I will do about 4 ounces of water with 2 drops of Lemon. I sit up about 20 minutes and back to bed I go with little to no heartburn at all.

I love Lemon oil!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: alkaline, alkalize, antacid, antacids, barrett, barretts, digestion, digestive, esophageal, gerd, indigestion, omeprazole, prilosec, reflux.

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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: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
3.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
4.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
5.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
6.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
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: 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

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