DIARRHEA

ESSENTIAL OILS 

 

Peppermint. Can help soothe the digestive tract.

Ginger. Contains compounds that may improve digestive function.91

Roman Chamomile. Soothes digestive distress and calms emotional stress.

Turmeric. Reduces inflammation and supports a healthy digestive system.

Research
Peppermint oil taken internally has been proven to be effective at naturally relieving symptoms of IBS that can include diarrhea. One study found a 50 percent reduction of IBS symptoms in 75 percent of patients who used it.

Home Remedy
Stomach Ease. Mix 2 to 3 drops each of ginger oil, Roman chamomile oil and peppermint oil with equal parts carrier oil and rub the mixture onto your abdomen. Additionally, take 1 to 2 drops of peppermint oil with honey internally to improve diarrhea.

Background
Diarrhea is a natural reaction to toxins that need to be expelled from the digestive system. When you have diarrhea, your bowel movements (stools) are loose and watery. It’s incredibly common and although it feels bad, it's usually not serious. For many people, diarrhea strikes once or twice each year. If you have certain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it can happen more often. Diarrhea can have a variety of causes, including food allergies, infections, emotional stress or autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s. Symptoms of diarrhea include an urgent feeling that you need to go to the bathroom, bloating, cramps and thin, loose or watery stools. Chronic diarrhea is problematic and can lead to dehydration and nutrient deficiencies.

Suggested Supplements

» Probiotics. Help fight infection and can help re-colonize the gut with healthy bacteria.

» Bentonite Clay. Helps to absorb toxins and bind water within the intestines to slow down bowel movements.