Constipation usually includes infrequent bowel movements
and/ or strained bowel movements and hardened stools.
Fewer than 3 to 4 bowel movements in a week would be
considered constipation and rectifying procedures should be
Constipation, as with
other digestive system disorders, can be symptomatic of
other root causes. While treating this symptom do not
ignore what might be the underlying cause of the problem
whether diet, emotional stress, or disease (pain medication
often causes constipation).
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
DigestZen, Marjoram, Rosemary
Essential oils based
Also consider: Ginger, Lemon, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Thyme
To relieve the symptoms use one of these suggestions:
• 2 -
3 drops DigestZen neat (undiluted) orally or in a capsule
drops of Cassia in a warm cup of water, stir well, drink
while avoiding lips. Add tablespoon of honey if preferred.
• Marjoram and/or Rosemary in 50% dilution with a carrier oil
massaged on the abdomen or taken internally will help.
oils listed above will also provide relief.
What Science & Research are saying
The essential oil of Eucalyptus
tereticornis and its constituents, α- and β-pinene, show
accelerative properties on rat gastrointestinal transit.
Jucá DM, da Silva MT, Junior RC Jr, de Lima FJ, Okoba W,
Lahlou S, de Oliveira RB, dos Santos AA, Magalhães PJ., July
Departamento de Fisiologia e Farmacologia, Faculdade de
Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE,
The essential oil of Eucalyptus tereticornis (EOET) has
pharmacological activities but their effects on the
gastrointestinal tract are yet unknown. It possesses α- and
β-pinene as minor constituents, isomers largely used as food
or drink additives. In this work, we studied their actions
on gut motility. After feeding with a liquid test meal,
conscious rats received perorally EOET, α-, or β-pinene, and
the fractional dye retention was determined. EOET and its
constituents decreased the gastric retention. In
anesthetized rats, pinenes increased gastric tonus, while
enhancing the meal progression in the small intestine of
conscious rats. Both α- and β-pinene contracted gastric
strips IN VITRO but relaxed the duodenum. Conversely, EOET
relaxed both the gastric and duodenal strips. In conclusion,
EOET accelerates the gastric emptying of liquid, and part of
its action is attributed to the contrasting effects induced
by α- and β-pinene on the gut.