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Essential Oils for Digestion

How Can You Support Your Digestion with Essential Oils?

GingerEssential oils have been used for centuries with good reason. They have assisted people with issues ranging from digestion, detoxification, insomnia, anxiety, concentration, and much more. In this article we will discuss a few of the most beneficial essential oils for help with digestion.

First it is crucial to purchase quality, 100% pure grade, therapeutic essential oils, or results may not reach their optimum potential. They should never say “fragrance” or “perfume”. The quality products are extracted via low steam distillation from plants, roots, flowers, shrubs, herbs, grasses, and seeds.

What Essential Oils Aid in Digestion?

  • Peppermint   
  • Fennel
  • Ginger

These oils work to calm digestion by soothing the digestive tract, assisting muscles in spasm or tighten depending on the issue being constipation or diarrhea. Stimulating digestive enzymes and they calm the stomach muscles from stomach cramping. This is especially helpful during issues with bacteria or parasites.peppermint

A carrier oil is an oil that is added to the essential oils to calm them, so that they do not burn the skin. Carrier oils are usually fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Not all essential oils need carrier oils but the common “hot” oils are cassia, peppermint, birch, cinnamon, clove, ginger, eucalyptus, oregano, lemongrass, thyme, and wintergreen. They are considered “hot” oils and can burn the skin on contact, or be too intense for the digestive system without a carrier oil or encapsulation. In this case it is easiest to apply them externally with a carrier oil. Generally, one drop of essential oil to three drops of a carrier oil for adults, and children would be three times this dilution. Keep away from the eyes.

How are Digestive Supporting Oils Used?

Essential oils absorb into the bloodstream within 30 seconds and are in the circulation of the entire body within 30 minutes. They can be applied directly over the abdomen, at the base of the neck, on the bottom of the feet, over the forehead, or any needed area from one to three times per day. They can also be diffused aromatically in any room with the use of an essential oil diffuser.

There is a company that makes a quality essential oil blend of ginger, peppermint, lemongrass, juniper, fennel, vetiver and black pepper already in a grapeseed carrier oil. Blends can be more effective than a single oil alone. This blend is appropriately called “stomach relief” and it can be purchased at www.greenlotusoils.com. If you use the coupon code “SOLUTION” at checkout you will receive 10% off of your entire order. There are many other quality blends to choose from there, as well.

For a free pdf on, Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD, CLICK HERE. 

Ginger Salmon Fillet

Since my last recipe was homemade hamburgers, I decided to cook fish tonight.  It was fast and easy to cook, flavorful and delicious.  I made Ginger Salmon Fillet.

Salmon is full of protein, vitamin A, and omega fatty acids, which are essential to the proper functioning of the heart and brain. This recipe for ginger salmon is both good tasting and extremely healthy for you.  Of course you can also take supplements to get your Omega’s in.
My favorites are Nordic Natural ProOmega or Dr Ohirra’s Vegetarian Living Oils,  but……they do not taste the same as delicious homemade fish.

The term salmon comes from the Latin salmo, which in turn may have originated from salire, meaning “to leap”.

Typically, salmon are anadromous, which means they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce.

Ginger Salmon Fillet

Meal Type: Lunch or Dinner
Level of Difficulty:  Super Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

One Salmon fillet 1-2 lb (or salmon fillets- 6 ounces each)
~ Wild salmon is an option too.
~ is better than frozen. Fresh has better consistency.
Frozen is okay if you can’t get fresh.
Half cup fresh ginger chopped finely
1 tablespoon fresh garlic chopped finely
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
Chopped parsley
Course salt
Black pepper

Directions for making Ginger Salmon Fillet:

Step: 1   Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking dish or oven-proof skillet with foil

Step: 2   Place salmon  skin side down, on baking sheet.  In a small bowl, whisk together ginger, garlic, honey, olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, parsley,  salt and pepper. Mix well.

Step: 3  Pour mixture over salmon.       Ginger Salmon Fillet

Step: 4  Cook for 18-25 minutes.

How to tell when your salmon is ready:

Cut into the thickest part.  At the bottom, you should have some translucent, raw-looking fish. This fish is easily parted with a butter knife.  If there’s raw-looking salmon that can’t be teased apart with a butter knife, it needs a few more minutes. If it can, do not cook the salmon any longer!  The fish is moistest and most delicious when you leave this translucent area as so.

~Enjoy~

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