Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms are extremely common. The right essential oils can provide relief from these symptoms quickly.
The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are. . .
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (also called IBS or spastic colon) is a disorder of the large intestine. IBS is known as a “functional disorder” because it does not present any outward signs of disease. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is different from colitis, in that it does not involve inflammation.
The cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is uncertain. Although IBS is not as serious as other intestinal problems – like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis – it can still be very debilitating and the discomfort it brings often lowers personal productivity.
The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be managed to some degree by attending to one's diet, stress, and overall lifestyle. There are also over-the-counter and prescription drugs that people have used to seek IBS relief.
For those seeking more natural IBS relief, therapeutic essential oils can serve as an excellent choice.
Our most reliable remedy against Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms is to apply lavender and peppermint – two of the most common oils – on the abdomen.
Lavender is very relaxing and can cause cramping to subside quickly. Peppermint has been shown in scientific studies to decrease the pain from IBS. Layering peppermint over lavender also helps it to penetrate more deeply into the area needing relief.
Other oils that may bring comfort are tarragon, wintergreen, anise, and fennel. These can be applied topically or internally via capsule, or with syrup or rice milk three times daily (therapeutic-grade oils only, of course).
Something else that may help alleviate IBS is an intestinal cleanse.
A few drops of peppermint added to your drinking water provides you with ongoing digestive system support as well.