While peppermint has been known to calm stomachs for many years, DigestZen® is a blend that comes in handy for taming digestive issues as well. Everyone’s bodies are different and each one can be more or less receptive to different oils. We’ve found that it is a great blend for kids. They frequently don’t like the cooling sensation on their stomach that comes from peppermint oil. Although DigestZen® does contain peppermint, it is in a lesser amount so the effect is much milder. So what does it contain in addition to peppermint oil that makes it such a great blend for digestive issues?
Ginger, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Coriander and Anise all round out DigestZen®. While I won’t cover all of the other oils in this blend, I do want to mention ginger. It has been found to be helpful not just for upset stomachs but is being used in chemotherapy treatments. I can’t think of a better place to use essential oils. With all of the chemicals and toxins going into your body it is great to use the cleansing abilities of the essential oils and help calm the nausea.
We have found that just smelling the oil can have a strong enough effect for some people to help their stomachs calm down. It can be applied directly to your stomach or for more potent relief put a couple of drops in some water or juice and drink it. Please be sure to put this in a carrier oil before applying to infants or small children on their stomach.
We haven’t tried it but have heard anecdotally that it can also help with gallbladder attacks. To use it, mix 2-3 drops of DigestZen® with Lemon Essential Oil and a tablespoon of olive oil. Take that internally every hour for up to eight hours. (Source: Everything Essential)