Essential oils for Crohn’s disease
Firstly a big apology to our readers. We’ve been off the air for some time. Gavina and I have had the opportunity to get involved in some charity work, so that’s occupied a fair amount of our time. However we will resume our series on essential oils from Ecuador and the Amazon very soon.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share this information with you which was in response to a question from one of our readers. The reader in question has an 18 yr old daughter with Crohn’s Disease. Her daughter is currently using an immunosuppresant known as Purinthol, and they’re not happy with the side effects associated with this drug. Crohn’s Disease is known as an auto-immune disease and it appears to be afflicting a lot of young people.
The reader who sent us the question was responding to a post we did last year on Sacred Frankincense, in which we mentioned that there was research that indicated that Frankincense had been shown to be effective against Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Here is that original post we did. And here is the research that relates to this:
The research relates to Boswellia Serrata (a species of Frankincense found in India) specifically, However I dare say Boswellia Sacra (Sacred Frankincense) has a higher content of boswellic acid than any other species we know of. Frankincense works well with Crohn’s disease because it is a very powerful anti-inflammatory.
Frankincense isn’t the only essential oil that can assist in dealing with Crohn’s. Copaiba for example, an essential oil from the Amazon, has often been described as an “anti-inflammatory on steroids without the side-effects of steroids”. The Essential Oils Desk Reference, offers many other possibilities including a suggested regimen for Crohn’s disease and dietary supplementation that would be beneficial. There is simply not enough room to put it all here, however I would certainly consider the following:
- An essential oil blend such as Di-Gize, as it’s oil blend designed for digestive problems. It includes peppermint, ginger, lemongrass, anise, fennel, juniper, tarragon and patchouli.
- Sulfurzyme for dietary supplementation, as it includes Copaiba and MSM. I’ve written on the subject of MSM (and could certainly write a whole lot more about it). Check out our previous articles . There is also a book review on our site, for a book on MSM by Dr Ronald Lawrence. What I will say about MSM is that it’s a sulfur bearing compound found widely in nature which people have found effective in treating auto-immune diseases.
- Raindrop Technique. This is a healing modality I will definitely write about in the near future, as it incorporates essential oils and massage, as well as healing techniques from the Dakota Indian nation in North America.
- Pro-bio5 which is a probiotic that works towards restoring healthy bacteria in the gut. One of the big problems with many drugs and especially antibiotics is that they destroy healthy flora in our guts. This in turn makes us susceptible to other problems.
There may also be an emotional aspect to Crohn’s Disease. According to German New Medicine (Dr Hamer), Irritable Bowel Syndrome are about anger. The more intense the anger, the deeper down the gut it is. I’m no expert in GNM, but I offer it up for people’s consideration. It’s certainly a topic I will come back to in the near future, as essential oils have an emotional component as well. In the meantime, if you’re interested, I would suggest you do some research. This will be a good starting point: German New Medicine and the five biological laws .
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