Are you unable to focus on work because of strange waves in your stomach? Does your body feel like it’s about to explode? Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS can quite literally be a pain in the stomach. In addition to causing physical discomfort, it can also be mentally exhausting. Most doctors may direct you towards colorful pills to ease the pain, but they don’t always work, and they don’t provide the comfort you seek after the mental and physical exhaustion. Try one of these essential oils or a combination of all of them to ease the pain.

1.   Peppermint Essential Oil

Clinically proven to be effective, this oil can help the body deal with abdominal pain, indigestion, and all the side effects of indigestion such as bloating, gas and so on. It’s usually ingested in the form of a tablet, which can be swallowed on its own or dissolved in a cup of tea. It also has a distressing effect. It is advised that you take this after consulting a medical professional.

2.   Lavender Essential Oil

With problems like indigestion and gas, the entire body is affected. These symptoms often lead to heartburn and chest pain because the body is unable to release the harmful toxins. Lavender essential oil has soothing properties and also helps in resolving digestion issues. This one also has long term benefits as can hinder germ growth in the body. 

3.   Fennel Essential Oil

You’ve probably used this plant in your food. The oils extracted from fennel seeds can help ease tension in the body. Fennel oil is good for curing constipation and releasing gas trapped in the body. It also kills bacteria, which may negatively impact the gut. The maintenance of the gut fortifies your body against other potential health risks.

Whichever oil you choose to use, you can benefit from it in different ways:

  1. For the most natural form, you can rub the oil on your body which will also allow for maximum penetration. It is advisable that you mix this oil with a base oil such a coconut or olive oil.
  2. It is also possible to consume a few drops of the oil, but this can be dangerous so make sure you read the packaging carefully to make sure it is edible before ingesting it.
  3. You can also soak up the benefits of the oil by putting it in a diffuser and allowing it to spread out throughout the room.
  4. Lastly, a convenient method to consume essential oils is to find and swallow it in tablet form.

Whichever oil and method you end up adopting, keep an eye on how your IBS is faring. If nothing seems to be working, the problem might be more serious, in which case it’s best to visit your doctor.