Digestive System Treatment
The digestive system is where and how our bodies process and absorb nutrients from food, and eliminate waste. Aromatherapy can be hugely beneficial to the digestive system, as aromas send signals to the brain that almost immediately trigger digestive processes, and essential oils derived from culinary herbs and spices also aid digestion – in Southeast Asia lemongrass in particularly has been used for centuries to relieve indigestion, and the Romans used anise oil after meals.
Ginger and peppermint are both known to improve digestion and relieve nausea, rosemary helps with food absorption, and grapefruit oil is excellent for boosting the metabolism. A tea is a great way of reaping the digestive benefits from herbs, as hot water releases their essential oils.