Hello again, and welcome to this this edition of Young Living’s audio education series. I’m Scott Johnson, Young Living’s Director of Global Education and U.S. Sales. Today I am excited about our topic because we have the opportunity to discuss two highly valuable essential oils, one that excels in aiding digestion and another that supports the respiratory system. Today we are discussing Di-Gize Essential Oil Blend and Eucalyptus Blue.
The gastrointestinal tract is a muscular tube extending from the mouth to the anus. Its job is to process the food we consume so we can benefit from the nutrients our food contains. This food processing provides fuel for cellular energy and supports numerous body functions. Quite frankly, if your digestive system is not working optimally, your gastrointestinal system becomes merely a tube for food to pass through and exit as feces. No matter how healthy and clean your diet is, you aren’t getting the benefits of the numerous nutrients found in healthy foods and beverages without this system functioning at its best.
We know that when digestive health is poor, other systems don’t perform well. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 80% of your body’s immune system is located in the gut, providing more evidence that keeping your digestive system healthy is critical to your overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, in today’s society we eat way too many processed, fried and unhealthy foods devoid of enzymes and other beneficial nutrients. Combine this with the fact that we eat in a rush, don’t chew food carefully, and immediately start back into activitiy following a meal, and you have a perfect storm to harm the health of this important system.
Astonishingly, some experts estimate that 70,000,000 people experience some sort of digestive complaint every day. This can be anything from gas to an upset stomach or worse. Fortunately, we at Young Living have a great option for these occasional digestive complaints – a remedy that is not only a valuable aid for occasional digestive complaints, but helps support the digestive system overall to encourage optimal functioning; and the great thing is, it is even effective when you need to be rescued from overeating, or when you have eaten something that doesn’t agree with your stomach. Of course, I’m referring to Di-Gize Essential Oil.
Di-Gize is a synergistic blend of digestive supporting essential oils, some of which have been used for centuries to aid the digestive system, including tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemon grass, anise and patchouli. It is super simple to use by either applying over the stomach or even on the feet. Many users report that simply inhaling Di-Gize can have profound effects on the digestive system. Let’s discuss why each of these oils was selected for this must-have blend.
Tarragon is commonly used to spice up recipes; but like other spices, is also known to aid the digestive system. It helps stimulate the secretion of digestive juices which help break down food and nutrients the body can assimilate. Specifically, it encourages the production of bile by the liver which also helps to eliminate toxic waste in the body. Additionally, it is thought to stimulate the peristaltic action of the intestines, helping move food through the digestive system. It is a great remedy for occasional stomach ache.
For thousands of years, ginger has been a popular food spice and digestive aid. Ginger is known to help protect the gut and encourages the peristaltic action of the gastrointestinal system. Traditionally, ginger was used for everything from calming an upset stomach to relieving occasional diarrhea. Many women report ginger effectively relieves pregnancy associated nausea. In addition, studies suggest that ginger is an effective remedy for motion sickness.
Peppermint is one of the most highly regarded digestive remedies; and its recorded use dates back thousands of years. Peppermint is frequently used to remove excess gas. Research demonstrates that peppermint oil can relax the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal system to help soothe occasional abdominal discomfort. It also helps promote the peristaltic action of the gastrointestinal system. With its many valuable properties, peppermint is beneficial for a number of digestive concerns including a poor appetite, nausea, motion sickness and occasional upset stomach. Merely inhaling peppermint can be very calming for those who experience motion sickness.
Juniper aids kidney function. It’s considered a mild diuretic and may help detoxify and cleanse the body. It helps remove excess gas from the intestines and stimulates the production of gastric juices. It encourages the gastrointestinal muscles to relax, which helps relieve occasional abdominal cramps.
Fennel has been used for hundreds of years as a digestive aid. Chewing fennel seeds after a meal to aid digestion and freshen the breath is a common practice in India. This practice is thought to stimulate the secretion of digestive and gastric juices to facilitate proper absorption of nutrients from food. Fennel helps protect and maintain stomach health and function, and is considered a good remedy for occasional constipation. It is a common ingredient in infant colic formulas.
Lemongrass is lesser known digestive aid, but an integral part of this formula. It helps excess gas travel downward by relaxing intestinal muscles, and may also combat the formation of further gas. Its ability to soothe the muscles of the digestive tract make it a good choice for occasional stomach aches or cramps.
Anise is botanically related to fennel, and has a licorice flavor. Just like lemongrass, anise helps alleviate and reduce the formation of gas. It is commonly used to encourage digestion, especially after eating a large meal or rich foods. It helps to relax intestinal muscles, making it beneficial for occasional gastrointestinal cramps.
Patchouli is a powerful digestive aid that may help stimulate the production of gastric juices. It also helps reduce feelings of nausea.
Now after learning about each of these oils, you can see how individually, any one of these could help you experience rapid results; but when you combine them as is the case in Di-Gize, you’re going to have a much better possibility and likelihood that you will experience results. This essential oil blend is great for a number of digestive concerns, and even for occasional nausea or motion sickness.
Next we have Eucalyptus Blue, also known as blue gum, which is grown and distilled on Young Living’s very own farm in Ecuador. It is a cross between two eucalyptus species and closely related to eucalyptus globulus. Due to its high eucalyptol content, eucalytus is used in many over-the-counter rubs, creams, lozenges and mouthwashes. Interestingly, despite its high eucalyptol content, Eucalyptus Blue is the only known eucalyptus species that doesn’t cause a reaction in those who are sensitive to eucalyptol. This is thought to be a result of the balancing effects of the other compounds present in Eucalyptus Blue. Australian aboriginals have used eucalyptus for a variety of ailments ranging from body aches to respiratory complaints; and research supports this usage. Both in vitro and clinical studies demonstrate that eucalyptol helps remove excess mucous from the airways, allowing one to breathe easier. It is highly supportive of the respiratory system and sinuses; and it is very easy to experience the benefits it provides. Simply apply a few drops on the chest or inhale directly. It is also a great choice for diffusing to help support normal breathing. When applied topically, it helps soothe sore muscles and has the added benefit of calming your nerves. So it is also a good choice for a variety of aches.
We encourage you to experience these products for yourselves. We are confident that you will find these two products beneficial, and products you’ll quickly never want to be without.
Until next time, we wish you abundant health and a wonderful day!