Natural Home Remedies for Constipation September 22 2014
Constipation is a very common (and very embarrassing) medical problem. Frequent difficulty in this function can cause a host of potential health problems, as waste held too long within the body can act as a sort of internal poison, re-circulating toxins throughout the body that should have otherwise been eliminated.
Essential oils can be very effective in treating mild, moderate and even chronic constipation. The idea is to help improve circulation within the digestive tract so that things can run better, smoother and more efficiently. The following essential oils help to increase circulation, as well as having a stimulating effect on the colon. They can also help to effectively flush out toxins and undigested material that may have accumulated along the walls of the colon.
Essential Oils for Constipation:
How to relieve constipation with essential oils:
In the morning, place 2-3 drops of chosen oil(s) in a glass of warm water or herbal tea. Drink slowly and allow the oil to absorb into the intestinal tract. This method can also be used to treat “acute” cases of constipation and get things moving through the body as they should.
Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil(s) in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil (such as olive, coconut or jojoba). Massage this mixture on the lower abdomen.
Place a drop of undiluted essential oil(s) on the stomach meridian pressure point (on the top of the foot, between the second and third toes). Repeat 3-5 times a day.
Place a drop of undiluted oil on the Large Intestine 4 pressure point, which is located on the top of the hand on the web where the thumb and the index finger meet. (However, avoid this point if pregnant.)
Place a drop on additional pressure points including wrists, behind the ears, and between the thumb and index finger.
Drink plenty of water
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.