Stomach flu is caused by viruses that attack the gastrointestinal system that leads to diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramp, and body pain. There are many methods to treat stomach flu. You can ask an expert and contact them today to know the different treatment options for stomach flu. Essential oil is one of the methods that is used to treat stomach flu. Essential oil is extracted from plants and distilled to become oil. It is known to cure nausea, fight viruses, reduce cramp pain and reduce diarrhea.
Here are some of the essential oils that are very beneficial to our stomach.
- Ginger oil
Ginger oil is used for the digestive issue and to treat nausea. It can be diffused into the air, rubbed at the pressure point or applied directly to the stomach. This oil is best used for those after surgery or pregnant woman.
- Lavender oil
Lavender oil is known for its relaxing properties. It is also a good treatment for anxiety disorder especially if caused by stomach flu. Best used as a diffuser.
- Peppermint oil
This oil can be a cure for mild nausea. It is believed to relax the stomach muscle thus reducing the stomach cramp effect. This oil is still under research for further effect on stomach flu
- Spearmint oil
It can treat nausea very well and can be used as a diffuser, rubbed at pressure point or applied directly to the affected area.
- Fennel oil
Useful as a constipation reliever and to reduce the bloating issues. It can be applied to pressure points or diffused into the air.
- Lemon oil
Lemon oil can help in digestion and to reduce nausea. Best used as a diffuser.
- Cardamon oil
Works well as an anti-nausea agent when mixed with other essential oils. It can be used as a diffuser.
- Nutmeg oil
Known to reduce nausea and works well with other oils. It can be used as a diffuser or applied directly to the affected area.
- Coriander oil
Very useful to aid in digestion. This is one of the few oils that can be digested. 2 to 3 drops is enough to help with digestion.
Essential oils can be diffused into air, inhalation, through a bath, direct application to affected areas or through internal consumption although not all essential oil can be consumed. So use the oil accordingly to get the maximum benefit out of it.