One of my daughter’s friends has just been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease so I’m taking a look at how essential oils can help Crohn’s disease suffers.
My daughter also suffers from tummy aches and various digestive related issues so I wanted to find out what oils could help them and other people.
Here are some recommended oils and herbal treatment for Crohn’s sufferers. Symptoms to look out for:
- Rectal bleeding
- Reduced appetite
- Low energy
- Tummy pain
- weight loss
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflamation of part of the intestinal wall, thought to be caused by an over-active immune response. It can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and loss of appetite.
Recommend Oils This is a proprietary blend of pure essential oils: Ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Coriander and Anise each have specific attributes which add to the overall efficacy of this potent blend. When used internally, dōTERRA’s DigestZen helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.Peppermint oil is used to aid the digestive system. It is also the oil to treat nausea, travel sickness and pain relief.Basil essential oil is known for treating digestive problems such as treating indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps and flatulence.There are three ways to use DoTerra Essential Oils because they are CPTG therapeutic grade 100% pure so they are safe to take orally.
Rubbed directly onto the tummy in a circular motion will ease the tummy pain.
A couple of drops of oil can be added to capsules or added to a glass of water.
Put a couple of drops on your heel, for those that don’t like the taste of anise.
Add 2 drops to a veggie capsule or add to a glass of water.Add to pulse points or on the tummy. If you have sensitive skin then dilute with fractionated coconut oil.
Herbal TeasThere are some herbal tea blends that can provide relief such as Chamomile and peppermint tea, liquorice tea.
DoTerra have created the DigestZen digestive blend capsules to offer the oils in an easy to swallow capsule. Taking the capsules promotes a healthy digestive system and relieves discomfort.
Crohn’s dietary recommendationsIn researching this article I found a lot of information about adopting a plant based diet: Raw vegetables and juices but avoid broccoli, cabbage, corn and cauliflower.
Alkalized water is also recommended.
High intake of animal fats and red meat increases risk of Crohn’s.
Avoid whole wheat grains. High fiber diets are often to be avoided for some sufferers.
I rubbed DigestZen on my daughters tummy last night to ease tummy pain and it really did work very quickly. She was able to have a good nights sleep.
If you would like to try DigestZen, Peppermint or Basil oil then please contact me.
Supplements for Crohn’s DiseaseEssential oil supplements are another way to support digestive health.
DigestZen TerraZyme Digestive Enzyme Complex
- Supports healthy digestion and metabolism of enzyme-deficient, processed foods*
- Supports conversion of food nutrients to cellular energy*
- Promotes gastrointestinal comfort and food tolerance*
- Supports healthy production of metabolic enzymes*
- Proprietary blend of 10 active whole-food enzymes
- Contains the doTERRA tummy tamer blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and Caraway Seed
- Sodium lauryl sulfate-free HPMC vegetable capsules
- Safe and effective
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Contact me for more information about how DoTerra Essential Oils can help support your symptoms of Crohn’s disease.