Anyway, every Thursday I'm going to spotlight an oil, give you the background on it, historical uses, how you can use it, etc. Today I'm going to talk about doTerra's blend DigestZen.
This is our go to oil when we have an digestive distress: stomach aches, constipation, diarrhea, accidental gluten exposure, the stomach flu, etc.
The blend contains a mixture of anise, caraway, coriander, fennel, ginger, peppermint, and tarragon. My boys like to call it the 'black licorice' oil (from the anise and fennel).
We apply the oil directly on our bellies (or where the pain is), and also on the reflex points on bottoms of our feet.
DigestZen can also be taken internally. Do this by adding 1-2 drops into 1/4 cup of water, and drinking, or by placing a few drops in a capsule.
For Gallbladder issues (which I have at least once a month...it's getting better, though), mix 2-3 drops of the DigestZen with 1 drop of Lemon oil in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and take it internally every hour for up to 8 hours. I also apply the DigestZen topically over the gallbladder/liver area, along with the lemon oil, and drink lots of water.
My older son caught a stomach virus right after Christmas, I put the DigestZen on his belly about every 30 minutes or so (it was really how ever often we thought about it), along with DoTerra's OnGuard blend, Oregano, and Frankinense on his feet about 3-5 times a day (to kill the virus). He only threw up 3 times, and was back to normal within a day.
For more information on how to use DigestZen or any of the other oils see: