7 Most Effective Essential Oils for Constipation

In an earlier post on the Most Effective Yoga Poses for Constipation, we have covered the causes for constipation and how to cure constipation with yoga.

Out of the many natural remedies for constipation, essential oils need special mention. Various studies have proved the efficacy of certain essential oils in curing digestive conditions. Here are some of the most effective essential oils for constipation.

Essential Oils for Constipation

Some of the most effective essential oils for constipation include:

1) Ginger Essential Oil

According to a research, applying and massaging ginger and lavender essential oils help to cure constipation. The participants in the said research had aromatherapy massage for 15 minutes, five days in a week. This helped to soften stool consistency and reduced severity of constipation.

2) Lavender Essential Oil

 Massaging lavender essential oil helps to relieve constipation. Diffusing lavender oil relaxes the mind and helps to relieve digestive disorders including constipation caused by stress.

3) Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil relaxes abdominal muscles and aids in curing constipation. Peppermint oil can be externally applied and massaged or can be diluted as prescribed and taken orally.

4) Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is one of the most effective essential oils for constipation. Applying rosemary oil on the abdomen helps to promote blood circulation and cure constipation and indigestion. Diffusing rosemary essential oil in the air relaxes the stressed mind and relieves constipation caused by stress.

5) Lemon Essential Oil

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Dilute lemon essential oil as prescribed with water and consume regularly for relief from constipation. The aroma of lemon oil relaxes the mind and relieves constipation caused due to anxiety and depression.

6) Anise Essential Oil

According to a research, anise essential oil aids in treating symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome including constipation and diarrhea.

7) Chamomile  Essential Oil

Chamomile essential oil is also highly recommended as a natural remedy for constipation. A study has proved that chamomile oil is effective in curing POI following C-section. POI refers to the symptoms caused following surgery, particularly abdominal surgery including cesarean. Such symptoms include constipation, indigestion, nausea and vomit.

Do note that essential oils should be diluted as prescribed. Those experiencing health conditions can seek medical advice before using essential oils.

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Rama Thamizharasu

Welcome to Yogaaatral. I am a yoga therapist, touch healer, seo consultant, writer and translator. I have authored e-books on subjects including yoga therapy for certain health conditions and natural remedies to treat illnesses for my clients across the world.

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