3 Best Essential Oils for Heartburn

by Jodi Cohen

Heartburn, also called Acid Reflux, causes a burning sensation in the chest or throat.  It is commonly believed that acid reflux or heartburn is a sign of too much stomach acid being produced, but in nutritional circles it is believed to symbolize the opposite – that the stomach is not producing enough stomach acid. Essential oils for heartburn can help ease the digestive system.

The digestive juices need to reach a certain level of acidity to break down the food so it can pass along into the small intestine. Food isn’t supposed to remain in the stomach for very long but when levels of stomach acid, known as gastric acid which is composed of hydrochloric acid (HCl),  are insufficient, food stays in the stomach longer than it should causing proteins putrefy and carbohydrates to ferment which we experience as bloating, discomfort, and the gas that “refluxes” back into the esophagus.

It is the parasympathetic response that triggers the natural release of HCl which helps to alleviate symptoms of acid reflux.

Sensory stimuli from food, including the sight, smell, taste, or thought of food, activates the parasympathetic nervous system of the stomach to secrete acid before food enters the stomach.

The neurotransmitter acetylcholine is also secreted by parasympathetic nerve fibers which stimulates the release of both hydrochloric acid and intestinal mucosa, which are responsible for nutrient absorption and waste secretion.  The parasympathetic state also activates motility in the digestive system when food is eaten as well as suppresses motility when the stomach empties.

Essential Oils for Heartburn

Parasympathetic™ the Parasympathetic response that triggers the natural release of HCl which helps to alleviate symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn.  Applying the Parasympathetic™ blend behind the earlobe on the mastoid bone before meals can help ensure the sufficient HCl is released and the symptoms of acid reflux are diminished.

Digest™ can help balance intestinal activity and support healing for an upset stomach or heartburn.  It contains powerful oils like Ginger which has long been used to help heal gastrointestinal distress and heartburn.  Digest™ blend also contains Peppermint™ oil known for its relaxing properties and ability to ease heartburn.

Intestinal Mucosa™ helps maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut which can promote a more balanced digestive system and reduced the likelihood of acid reflux and heartburn.



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About The Author

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.

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