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DIARRHEA





  • Diarrhea Description
  • Diarrhea Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Diarrhea Causes
  • Diarrhea Diagnosis
  • Diarrhea Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutrition Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Diarrhea Relief Supplements & Products




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    DIARRHEA DESCRIPTION

    Diarrhea is defined as a significant increase in the total weight of stool passed in a single day. Most people, however, think of diarrhea as an illness during which they have more frequent, loose, watery stools.

    Almost everyone has had diarrhea at some point in their lives. In developing countries, where illnesses that cause diarrhea are more common and where health care is less readily available, diarrhea is a major health concern because of its potential to cause severe, life-threatening dehydration. Infants and the elderly are more prone to dehydration from diarrhea.

    Diarrhea that comes on suddenly and goes away over a period of a couple of weeks is usually referred to as "acute diarrhea." Most people with acute diarrhea recover on their own. Diarrhea that last more than 3 weeks is thought of as "chronic diarrhea." Typically, chronic diarrhea requires medical care to find the underlying cause and treat complications, such as dehydration.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Dehydration





    DIARRHEA FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    Diarrhea symptoms include:
    • Increased frequency of bowel movements.
    • Loose, liquid stools.
    • Urgency (having to go right away).
    • Incontinence (leakage of stool).
    • Bloating, gas.
    Symptoms that may accompany diarrhea include:
    • Nausea, vomiting.
    • Cramping or lower abdominal pain.
    • Thirst.
    • Rectal pain.
    • Blood or flecks of mucus in the stool.
    • Loss of appetite, weight loss.
    • Fever.





    DIARRHEA CAUSES

  • Incomplete digestion of foods. A number of non-infectious medical conditions may cause diarrhea, too. These include the inability to digest certain foods, including a lactose intolerance, difficulty digesting sugar found in dairy products; celiac disease, inability to digest wheat and sometimes other grains; and pancreatic problems, such as those caused by cystic fibrosis, which interfere with production of important digestive substances.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Celiac Disease
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  • Gastric surgery to remove part of your intestine resulting in a shortened intestine that may be unable to absorb all the substances you eat. This is referred to as short-bowel syndrome.

  • Food allergies. Consumption of certain foods, such as beans, caffeine, unripe fruits, spoiled or rancid foods, and foods the body cannot tolerate.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergies

  • Excess alcohol consumption.

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  • Food poisoning or consumption of contaminated water. You may get it after eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. If you eat food that was improperly cooked or was contaminated after cooking, you may get food poisoning, which can lead to diarrhea. Many people who travel to foreign countries develop what is termed "traveler's diarrhea," usually after drinking contaminated water. Infectious diarrhea is a particular hazard in developing countries where it may be difficult to keep waste water and sewage separate from water used for cooking, drinking, and bathing and where inadequate facilities make it difficult to practice good personal hygiene.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Food Poisoning

  • Intestinal parasites, bacterial, viral, or other infection. Acute Diarrhea can be accompanied by fever and mucus or blood in the stool can be a sign of infection or presence of parasites. An infectious agent can be picked up from contact with another individual who has it. Children who attend day care and their families are more likely to be exposed to certain infectious agents. Acute diarrhea accompanied by fever and mucus or blood in the stool can be a sign of infection or the presence of parasites.
    • A virus, such as rotavirus, Norwalk agent, enterovirus, or a hepatitis virus.
    • A bacterium, such as E.coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Clostridum, Vibrio cholerae.
    • A parasite, such as those that cause giardiasis and amebiasis.
  • Certain diseases of the endocrine (hormonal) system, including thyroid disease, diabetes, adrenal disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Certain rare tumors (including carcinoid tumor and pheochromocytoma) that produced diarrhea-causing substances.

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  • Cancer and cancer treatments. Radiation therapy for prostate cancer or cancers in the abdomen can damage the intestine and cause diarrhea.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Cancer

  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease or pancreatic disease may all lead to severe intestinal upsets. Inflammation of the intestinal tract (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease), you will have regular bouts of diarrhea during a flare-up of your disease. Sometimes, people who develop bumps in the intestine from diverticulitis also get diarrhea. Irritable bowel syndrome, which may cause alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation.

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  • Emotional stress can cause diarrhea.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Stress


  • The use of certain drugs. Many medications can cause diarrhea. Some of the most common include antacids containing magnesium, laxatives, sorbitol (for young children) digitalis, diuretics, an number of antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, cholesterol-lowering agents, lithium, theophylline, thyroid hormone, and colchicine are all known to cause diarrhea in some people.

  • The use of certain drugs, including antibiotics such as tetracycline, clindamycin (Cleocin), or ampicillin can also contribute to diarrhea.

  • Consumption of chemicals. Toxins such as insecticides, psychedelic mushrooms, and arsenic can cause diarrhea, and overuse of caffeine or alcohol may contribute to diarrhea.





  • DIARRHEA MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

    Your most important consideration should be the cause of your diarrhea. Your health care provider may be an important tool for diagnosing the problem. You will need to inform your health care provider about recent travel and whether other people in your family are ill. Providing details about the stool may be embarrassing to you, but they are very important, such as presence of blood or mucus, how watery it is, it's appearance and consistency, smell and color, how long you have had diarrhea, whether you are also experiencing severe urgency, abdominal pain, or pain in your rectum, and whether if occurs more often after eating certain foods.

    Your health care provider may want to examine a sample of your stool and may send it to a laboratory for testing. If food intolerance is suspected, you may be asked to avoid a particular type of food for a while, in order to see if this helps stop your diarrhea. You may need to undergo a sigmoidoscopy, which is an examination of the rectum and lower part of the colon with a lighted tube-like instrument, or a colonoscopy, which is an examination of the entire colon with a similar instrument. If your symptoms suggest food intolerance or an hormonal disturbance, other tests may be ordered.

    PHYSICAL EXAM

  • Temperature may be measured to check for fever.
  • Blood pressure and pulse may be checked for signs of dehydration.
  • Abdomen may be examined for abdominal pain.
  • Review of current medications including over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, nutritional and herbal dietary supplements.

  • LABORATORY TESTS

  • Blood Test to check your complete blood count to check for anemia, infection, and other potential causes of diarrhea.
  • Stool Test to check for bacterium or parasitic infection causing diarrhea.





  • DIARRHEA CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    DEHYDRATION

    Most cases of diarrhea clear up on their own within a few days or so without treatment. If you have tried lifestyle changes and home remeidies for diarrhea without success, your health care provier may recommend medications or other treatments.

    The most important aspect of treating diarrhea involves avoiding dehydration. Your health care provider may recommend steps to replace the fluids and salts lost during diarrhea. Because plain water does not contain sugar, sodium, or potassium, which is also lost from diarrhea, it is important to consume plenty of fluids that contain these substances. The salts ad electrolytes are needed to maintain the electric currents that keep your heart beating. Disruption of your body's fluid and mineral levels creates an electrolyte imbalance that can be serious. You can help maintain your electrolyte levels by drinking fluids that may include sports drinks, prepared rehydration solutions, chicken or beef broth, fruit juices, or bottled and flavored mineral water for their sodium and potassium content.

    If you are also vomiting, try taking tiny amounts of liquid every 15 minutes. After you are able to hold down liquids, you can advance to a bland, soft diet. A good diet for children is the "BRAT" diet which consists of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. If drinking liquids upsets your stomach or causes diarrhea, your health care provider may recommend getting fluids through a vein in your arm (intravenously).

    MEDICATIONS

    If your diarrhea is caused by a medication (such as an antibiotic), your health care provider may modify your treatment plan by lowering your dose or switching to another medication.

    Medications that slow diarrhea are controversial. Some health care providers do not like people to take these medications because it slows the passage of the virus, bacteria, or parasite causing the problem out of the body. If you wonder whether you should use any of the over-the-counter medications available for diarrhea, ask your health care provider.

    Over-the-counter (OTC) anti-diarrheal medications, such as Ioperamide (Imodium A-D) and bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol), may help reduce the number of watery bowel movements you experience. However, certain medical conditons and infections (bacterial and parasitic) may be made worse by these OTC medications because they prevent your body from getting rid of what is causing the diarrhea. These drugs are not always safe for children. Check with your health care provider before taking these medications or giving them to a child.

    ANTIBIOTICS

    Antibiotics may help treate diarrhea caused by bacteria or parasites. If a virus is causing your diarrhea, antibiotics will not help and should not be taken. If you take antibiotics, be sure to include an Acidophilus and/or Bifidus supplements during and after treatment to replace the good intestinal bacteria killed by the antibiotics along with the bad.

    UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS

    If your diarrhea is caused by a more serious disease or health condition, such as inflammatory bowel disease, your health care procider will work to help you control that condition. You may be referred to a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist, who can help devise a treatment plan for you.



    DIARRHEA - NEWBORN TO YOUTH AGE 11 YEARS


    Diarrhea is the sudden increase in the frequency and looseness of bowel movements. Each baby or child has different bowel habits, so the definition of diarrhea can vary from individual to individual. Newborns have frequent bowel movements that can be mistaken for diarrhea. Toddlers and young children tend to produce much firmer stools than babies due to the intake of solid foods. The main indicator of diarrhea in children is a noticeable change in bowel habits from what the parent considers normal. The main complication of diarrhea in children is dehydration from excessive loss of fluids.

    Most cases of diarrhea in children are caused by a viral infection of the intestines (gastroenteritis); however bacterial infections, food poisoning, a change in diet or an increase in fruit or juice consumption can also result in diarrhea. On rare occasions, on-going diarrhea in children can be an indicator of a more serious condition.

    Symptoms of diarrhea include an increase in the frequency and looseness of bowel movements. Diarrhea can also include abdominal cramping, fever and excessive thirst. Dehydration is the main complication of diarrhea in children, so parents should be aware of these symptoms of dehydration: dry mouth, absence of tears, decreased urine production, and darker and more concentrated urine.

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    Diarrhea can be prevented by washing hands often, following safe food handling practices and not allowing children to drink untreated water from lakes and streams. When a child has diarrhea, the parent must immediately take action to ensure against dehydration. Offer plenty of fluids and keep oral dehydration solutions on hand for emergencies. Dietary changes are the best course of action when a child suffers from diarrhea. Give the child frequent, small meals made up of easily digestible foods, such as rice cereal, pasta, mashed potatoes, breads, applesauce and bananas. Do not give the child apple juice, soda pop, sports drinks or tea. Do not give the child medication to stop diarrhea unless told to do so by a health care provider.



    banana and toast are easily digestible foods
    DIARRHEA & EATING


    When diarrhea first strikes, consume only water or clear broths and teas. Avoid any solid foods. When diarrhea begins subsiding, start to reintroduce solids and semisolids. Try thicker soups, steamed greens and fruit juices, as well as, juiced, steamed or grated radishes, carrots and beets, to replace lost nutrients. For nutrients and to help bind material in the intestines, eat apples or apple sauce, bananas and toast or zwieback.



    DIARRHEA - ADULT: AGE 12 YEARS & OLDER


    Diarrhea is a condition that occurs when bowel movements suddenly become more frequent and watery than normal. The stools are watery and loose because the intestines push the stools out before they have the opportunity to absorb the water or the bowel tissues are inflamed, causing water to seep into the stool. Diarrhea is the body's way of eliminating toxins, bacteria and other invaders from its system. Diarrhea affects almost everyone at one time or another and usually clears up by itself in one or two days. Diarrhea is not usually considered serious, but it can lead dehydration, especially in young children and the elderly. See Diarrhea - Newborn - Youth (above) for more specific information on childhood diarrhea.

    There are many possible causes of diarrhea. Some of the most common causes include food poisoning, gastroenteritis, food allergies, excess alcohol intake, consumption of contaminated water, emotional stress, some medications and inflammatory bowel disease. Diarrhea can occur on its own or it can exist as a symptom of another problem.

    Symptoms of diarrhea include loose, watery stools; abdominal cramping; and excessive thirst. Some people also run a fever while suffering from a bout of diarrhea.

    apples and apple sauce for recovery


    Diarrhea can be prevented by adhering to safe food preparation practices, such as washing hands before preparing meals, keeping kitchen surfaces clean, cooking foods thoroughly and taking special care with dairy and meat products. If diarrhea strikes, drink plenty of fluids and eat easy to digest foods, like cooked potatoes, rice, bananas, toast and applesauce.



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    DIARRHEA WITH VOMITING


    Diarrhea with vomiting is a potentially dangerous condition that can be triggered by food allergies, bacteria, viruses, spoiled food, environmental toxins, metabolic disturbances or antibiotic treatments. Diarrhea may be thin, watery and foul-smelling and accompanied by abdominal pain. The illness may also be accompanied by vomiting and a feeling of being bloated. A fever may also be present. Typically, the body loses a great deal of fluid with diarrhea, often resulting in tremendous thirst. Home remedies begin with a special diet that includes plenty of liquids, such as mineral water and teas made from antibacterial and anti-inflammatory medicinal plants. Warm abdominal compresses can also help. However, if the diarrhea is bloody, if abdominal pain is severe, if the diarrhea lasts longer than 3 days or if fever increases sharply, a serious infection may be at work and a health care provider should be consulted immediately.

    mineral water to replace electrolytes lost


    PURGING TOXINS

    Diarrhea and vomiting are self-help mechanisms you body uses to remove substances that cause illness from the intestines and stomach. In some cases, you must let the illness run its course so that toxins can be completely eliminated. It is never wise to stop diarrhea by taking constipating remedies.

    If you are having diarrhea with vomiting, you should not eat anything for the first 3 days, to spare the intestines further work and irritation. However, be sure to drink plenty of liquids - at least 4 times the usual amount - so you do not become dehydrated. Try weak black tea or other therapeutic teas. After three days, you may eat toast, crackers, rice or vegetable broth. You can also apply warm abdominal compresses or take Acidophilus supplements.

    kale and vegetable broth


    Illnesses accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting weakening the body because they cause a great loss of minerals and fluids. Therapeutic teas can help restore proper gastrointestinal activity and resupply the body with fluids. See Therapeutic Teas & Recommendations (below) for more information.


    DIARRHEA PREVENTION

    INFECTION CONTROL

    Though some types of diarrhea, such as those due to other medical conditions, are unavoidable, infectious diarrhea can be prevented. The most important way to avoid diarrhea is to avoid coming into contact with infectious agents that can cause it. This means that good hand washing and hygiene are very important.

    TRAVELING TIPS

    If you travel to developing countries and/or tropical regions, these vacations pose great risks for travelers. It can be hard to avoid the germ-infected foods that cause diarrhea and vomiting. Here are some tips for preventing this illness - you should take the following precautions:
    • Drink only bottled water, even for tooth brushing. If you must use tap water, drink only boiled water, coffee or tea. Use non-carbonated bottled mineral water to brush your teeth instead of tap water.
    • Avoid cold drinks with ice cubes made with tap water, rather than bottled water. Do not eat ice cream.
    • Eat only those fruit or vegetables that are cooked or raw fruits that can be peeled. Do not eat raw vegetables, especially salad greens, which are usually washed in tap water.
    • Be sure that all foods you eat are thoroughly cooked and served steaming hot.
    • Never eat raw or under cooked meat or seafood.
    Since diarrhea is common when traveling in other countries, it may be advisable to take certain preparations with you. Lactobacillus GG, a type of probiotic, is a natural alternative to both antibiotics or bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol).

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    DIARRHEA CONSIDERATIONS

  • Chronic diarrhea in very young children is evident if the child has five or more watery stools a day. A baby with diarrhea can become dehydrated very quickly, and should be evaluated by a health care provider.

  • Use of the vaccine against rotavirus, a type of virus that commonly causes diarrhea, especially in infants and small children, was halted after the National Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration linked the vaccine to a rare type of bowel obstruction called intussusception. This situation is still being investigated.

  • If you suffer from frequent bouts of diarrhea and feel it is a chronic problem, assess your eating habits to make sure you do not have a food allergy or intolerance.

  • If diarrhea is chronic or recurrent, an underlying problem such as a food allergy, infection, or intestinal parasites may be the cause. Allergy testing can determine if you have any food allergies. A stool culture can be done to check for infection or the presence of parasites. Some infectious causes of diarrhea are treated with an antibiotic; others are not.

  • MoonDragon's Health Disorders: Allergies
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    MoonDragon's Health Disorders: Dehydration





    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • If you suffer from occasional bouts of diarrhea, use Blackberry root bark, Chamomile, Pau D'Arco, and/or Red Raspberry leaves. Herbs can be taken in tea form or added to Applesauce, Bananas, Pineapple, or Papaya juice. Caution: Do not use chamomile on an ongoing basis, and avoid it completely if you are allergic to ragweed.

  • Herbal Antibiotic (Without) Poke Root tincture contains three well known herbs: Echinacea Root, Goldenseal Root and Cayenne Pepper.

  • Acacia is a natural, pure, certified organic, soluble dietary fiber produced from the gum of the Acacia tree (also known as gum arabic). Acacia is a natural plant water-soluble fiber that has been harvested for millenia in Africa; its recorded dietary use dates back to the Egyptian pharaohs.

  • Acidophilus is essential for healthy digestion. Acidophilus helps cure diarrhea and candida infections, lower cholesterol, prevent and heal cancer and restores healthy intestinal flora after antibiotic treatment.

  • Amalaki is said to stimulate the production of red blood cells, enhance cellular regeneration, increase lean body mass and support proper function of the liver, spleen, heart and lungs. It has also been used to purify the blood, improve eyesight, strengthen the bones and teeth, and cause hair and nails to grow.

  • Anantmul (Indian Sarsaparilla) has long enjoyed a reputation as tonic, alterative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic and blood purifier.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar is used for intestinal function. Apple vinegar contains large amounts of potassium, pectin and beta carotene. These gently help restore destroyed intestinal flora so intestinal function can return to normal. Drink a glass of non-carbonated mineral water with 2 teaspoons of apple vinegar 3 times a day until the problem eases. A damp, hot compress soaked with apple vinegar soothes pain. Apply it to the abdomen for 2 hours twice daily.

  • Arsen Alb (Arsenicum Album) Homeopathic is used for upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting and therefore much better suited to a busy lifestyle.

  • Baby Calm, Natural Calm for Babies, is absorbed instantly and contains Magnesium for baby's relaxation, comfort and growth and Vitamin C for immunity.

  • Barberry is used for treating gallbladder disease, heartburn and indigestion and diarrhea. This herb can also be used to treat infections, parasites, psoriasis, and vaginitis.

  • Bentonite Clay powder is one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents available. Bentonite powder works in the body much like a sponge by attracting and absorbing toxins before being eliminated by the body.

  • Bilberry is helpful with many different diseases of the eyes including vascular retinal disturbances, cataracts, diabetic-induced glaucoma, myopia, and all forms of eye strain. Antioxidant rich.

  • Bio Defender is an immune system support supplement. It is an Antibacterial, Antiviral, & Antifungal Formula that is a unique formula, a clinical nutritionist response to bio terrorism such as anthrax.

  • Blackberry vinegar is used throughout Europe for hundreds of years for various maladies including burns, boils, blackheads, dysentery, diarrhea, whooping cough, sore throats, wounds and ulcers and has also been employed as a hair dye.

  • Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa) studies support the usefulness of black cohosh for symptomatic relief from menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, and Black cohosh has been used traditionally as a relaxant, sedative, and antispasmodic.

  • Brewer's Yeast has been shown to help people having difficulty sleeping, fatigued, and diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile.

  • Carob powder is high in protein and helps halt diarrhea.

  • Try a mineral-rich broth when you are ill with diarrhea. Simmer chard, collard greens, kale or other dark green, leafy vegetables for 1 hour with a little Apple Cider Vinegar. Strain off the broth and drink.

  • Cayenne Pepper is beneficial for the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. When combined with other herbs, Cayenne Pepper helps increase their effectiveness by helping them enter the blood stream faster.

  • Chlorofresh Liquid Chlorophyll complex is derived from premium alfalfa leaves.

  • Cinnamon bark is warming to the body, an analgesic, carminative, antiseptic, and antibacterial.

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  • Curcumin, through its antioxidant mechanisms, supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

  • A Diarrhea Relief Formula can be used as a remedy for diarrhea and to use for colitis and as an herbal treatment for dysentery.

  • Digestion Enzyme Complex is a superior formulation of digestive enzymes along with digestive acids. Digestion is a vital process necessary for the breakdown and absorption of nutrients needed for basic health.

  • Soothing Flaxseed pouch may be helpful. A flaxseed pack relaxes gastrointestinal cramping and discomfort due to inflammation. Fill a pouch with raw flaxseed or rice and stitch closed. Hang the pouch over a pot of boiling water to heat it with steam for about 30 minutes, or heat it in a microwave. Place the pouch (as hot as you can stand) on your abdomen. Cover with a towel and a wool blanket and leave in place for about one hour.

  • Use Garlic as a preventive food because of its high sulfur content, it helps to regulate digestive activity and kill germs. Try taking garlic capsules or use liberal amounts of fresh garlic in your cooking as a preventive measure. Avoid garlic if you do not digest onions well.

  • Ginger tea is good for cramps and abdominal pain.

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract has antiparasitic properties.

  • Haritaki is an herbal remedy used for detoxification and rejuvenation. As a natural laxative and purgative, Haritaki removes undigested food and accumulated toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. It strengthens and nourishes the tissues and supports proper function of the colon, lungs, liver and spleen.

  • Kachnar (Bauhinia tormentosa) can be used as a gargle for sore throats, as a paste for skin diseases, or internally as a remedy for diarrhea. It is grown all over India in beautiful gardens and its self grown trees are found in forests, in the Himalayan valleys and in lower hilly region. Based on the flower types its three main varieties are identified as purple rose: Bauhinia purpurea, white to purplish: bauhinia variegata and yellow flowered: Bauhinia tomentosa. Yellow flowered trees are large in size and grow in hilly areas and its flowers and leaves are larger than the other two varieties. For medicinal purposes generally the white to purplish: bauhinia variegata is used which is described here but in properties all three are the same. This is why if one variety is not available the other variety can be used. Bauhinia acuminata white flower is also used as an ornamental garden plant.

  • Kombucha tea extract is used by people from all over the world, claiming drinking Kombucha Tea provides relief from many physical ailments. Kombucha tea, which has detoxifying and immune-boosting properties, may be beneficial for diarrhea and other digestive disorders. See Kombucha Tea Therapy.

  • Marshmallow root tea (also known as malva tea) helps calm the stomach and sooth intestinal problems. The primary use of Marshmallow root is to relieve digestive and respiratory problems, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and asthma.

  • Mullein has been used medicinally to treat respiratory diseases, hemorrhoids, and diarrhea.

  • Multi-Fiber supports the body's own natural detoxification processes, helping to promote 2 to 3 good bowel movements per day. A fiber complex may contain powerful cleansing herbs chosen to stimulate and facilitate the release of toxins. A natural fiber supplement formula helps to give bulk to the stool and to check diarrhea; thus, creating balance in the bowel movements.

  • Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement so special over other forms of Magnesium supplements is that it is water soluble and assimilates instantly and thoroughly, and works even in cases of highly impaired digestion.

  • Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquafolium) was used by Native Americans as a tea to treat jaundice, arthritis, diarrhea, fever, and many other health problems.

  • Peppermint Oil capsules, as part of the diet, have been clinically proven to help IBS symptoms, even in children. A recent survey of clinical trials declared peppermint oil capsules the drug of first choice for IBS patients with constipation or diarrhea, to alleviate general symptoms, and to improve quality of life.

  • Peppermint is a cooling, calming herb that, through dietary management, helps relieve the symptoms of IBS. Clinical studies have shown that peppermint is exceptionally beneficial for IBS abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhea, and urgency (it will not cause or worsen constipation).

  • Pippali, an Ayurvedic, is good for digestion, inflammations of the nose, throat, larynx. Helpful in constipation, diarrhea, as well as toothaches. Pippali is a powerful rejuvenating herb that strengthens and nourishes the body. It is a close relative of the common table spice, black pepper, and is similarly pungent and heating. Pippali stimulates metabolism, burns natural toxins and helps maintain a healthy digestive environment. It is an excellent tonic for the lungs, supporting clear and comfortable breathing. Pippali nourishes the blood and promotes healthy circulation and supports a healthy liver. It is also used in many Ayurvedic formulations in small amounts to encourage proper assimilation of the herbs.

  • Slippery Elm bark, taken in tea or extract form, is soothing to the digestive tract.

  • Swedish Bitters are the traditional European herbal extract, Gentle and stimulating. Promotes regularity for healthy digestive function. NatureWorks Swedish Bitters is an artfully blended extract of selected herbs of unsurpassed quality. They make the extract and analyze it in their laboratory to assure you of unquestionable purity and optimum potency. Swedish Bitters is the most remarkable traditional European herbal extract. Swedish Bitters (or Swedish Herbs) have been around since the middle 1500's. This mixture was invented as a digestive supplement, but it's effects far outweigh the original intent a thousand fold. Swedish Bitters are one of the best known herbal remedies world wide. The knowledge of Swedish Bitters as an herbal remedy was brought to the public's eye by writings of the famous Austrian herbalist, Maria Treben. Ingredients in the Maria Treben formula are 13 grams Myrrh, 2 grams Saffron, 2 grams Senna leaves, 2 grams Camphor (natural, white), 18 grams Rhubarb roots, 2 grams Wornwood herb, 8 grams Theriac Venezia, 4 grams Carline Thistle roots, 7 grams Angelica roots, 9 grams Zedoary roots, 7 grams Diotom, 5 grams Purified Infuscial earth, 7 grams Gentian roots, 2 grams Tormentilla roots, 2 grams Nutmeg blossoms.


  • SWEDISH BITTERS TONICS

    Swedish Bitters - Schnapps Recipe:

    Pulverize the herbs, pour them in a bottle and fill the bottle with 1.25 liters of Schnapps made from wheat or rye with at least 40 to 80-percent (20 to 40 proof) alcohol. You may use Vodka or any other fruit schnapps. Shake he bottle thoroughly several times a day. After 10 days fill the clear mixture (without shaking it), into a different bottle. Over the residue in the first bottle, one can refill with another 1.25 liter of Schnapps or Fruit Spirits. Again, let it sit for 10 days, shake it frequently. There after, extract again the clear liquid and add the remainder by filtering it through a cheesecloth with a layer of cotton in-between if needed to catch the residue. Mix the contents of the 2 bottles together and pour the mixture into small bottles for storing. Should you want part of the mixture for external use only, do NOT add sugar to one of the bottles. Keep the bottles stored in a cool, dark room and the mixture will be usable for several years.


    Swedish Bitters - Wine Recipe:

    Pulverize the herbs, pour them in a bottle and fill the bottle 1 Liter of pure wine. Shake the bottle thoroughly several times a day. The mixture can have a temperature fo 80 to 90°C. After 10 days, add 1 liter of boiled water and let it sit again for 10 more days, then fill the clear mixture (without shaking it), into a different bottle. Over the residue in the first bottle, one can refill with another 1 liter of pure wine. Again, let it sit for 10 days, shake it frequently. Thereafter, extract again the clear liquid and add the remainder by filtering it through a cheesecloth with a layer of cotton in-between if needed to catch the residue. Mix the contents of the 2 bottles together and pour the mixture into small bottles for storing. Should you want part of the mixture for external use only, do NOT add sugar to one of the bottles. Keep the bottles stored in a cool, dark room and the mixture will usable for several years.


  • Turkey Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) root is an essential ingredient in many old homemade ciders, wines and root beers. A strong decoction of Rhubarb root has a purgative action for use in the treatment of constipation, but also has an astringent effect following this. It therefore has a cleansing action upon the gut, removing debris and then astringing with antiseptic properties as well. Rhubarb is used as a natural laxative, also helps with diarrhea. Acts as a blood builder and cleanser. Helps disorders of the colon and liver.

  • Wild Oregano Oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral agents.


  • THERAPEUTIC TEA FOR DIARRHEA IN ADULTS

    4 tablespoons Alfalfa leaves.
    3 tablespoons Oat Straw
    3 tablespoons Licorice root, shredded
    3 tablespoons Red Raspberry or Blackberry leaves
    2 tablespoons Thyme

    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of the herb mixture. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.


    THERAPEUTIC TEA FOR NAUSEA IN ADULTS

    3 tablespoons Peppermint leaves
    3 tablespoons Chamomile flowers
    3 tablespoons Licorice root, shredded
    3 tablespoons Fennel seeds

    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of the herb mixture. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.


    THERAPEUTIC TEA FOR CHILDREN

    1 ounce Marshmallow leaves
    1 ounce Licorice root, shredded
    1 ounce Blackberry leaves

    Pour 1 cup of hot water over 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture. Steep and strain. Have the child drink up to 3 cups a day.


    HEALING TEA FOR INTESTINAL INFLAMMATION

    The potent astringent tannins in Tormentilla Root tightens tissues. They can reduce the inflammation of intestinal mucous membranes. They also thicken the membranes, so toxins are less easily absorbed. To make a tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of the root. Steep for 5 to 8 minutes, Drink 2 to 3 cups daily.


    HEALING TEA FOR PAINFUL CRAMPING AND BLOATING

    1 ounce Peppermint leaves
    1 ounce Caraway or Fennel seeds
    1 ounce Chamomile flowers

    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of the blend and steep for 15 minutes. Strain. Drink 1 cup several times each day.`





    DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Allow yourself to rest. Moderate fasting the first day helps. Stick to fluids at first, substantially increasing your normal intake; experts suggest at least 10 cups daily. As you begin to eat, choose foods with high levels of nutrients to replace those lost. You will find the suggestions given here helpful. Avoid rich, fatty, heavy foods, which overtax the intestine.

  • Drink plenty of liquids, such as hot Carob drink, Carrot juice, and Green Drinks, as well as plenty of quality water. The prolonged loss of fluids as a result of diarrhea can lead to dehydration and loss of necessary minerals, such as Sodium, Potassium, and . Liquid gelatin, clear broth, sodas such as ginger ale or flat cola, and weak tea with Honey can be substituted for water if necessary Carrot juice is also good, and makes the stools less watery. Do not drink apple juice, as this can make diarrhea worse.

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  • Avoid high-fiber foods, which may stress the digestive system. Instead, stick to foods that are easy to digest, such as cooked potatoes, rice, bananas, applesauce and toast. Apples in all forms for recovery - grated apple, applesauce and apple juice (do not use unless the diarrhea has subsided) along with apple pectin, a soluble fiber that binds toxic substances so they will not be absorbed and can be eliminated. Pectin also coats the intestinal lining to soothe it. Of course apples offer vitamins and minerals as well. Even apple cider vinegar mixed with water has similar effects.

  • Drink 3 cups of rice water daily. To make rice water, boil 1/2 cup of brown rice in 3 cups of water for 45 minutes. Strain out the rice and drink the water. Eat the rice as well. Rice helps to form stools and supplies needed B vitamins. Rice is rich in B vitamins and is easy to digest and solidifies wastes. It soothes intestinal membranes. A two-day rice diet is often recommended.

  • Avoid certain foods such as dairy products, fatty foods, high-fiber foods or highly seasoned foods for a few days. Do not consume any dairy products (except for low-fat soured products, such as yogurt and kefir). They are highly allergenic. Moreover, diarrhea causes a temporary loss of the enzyme needed to digest lactose (milk sugar). Limit your intake of fats and foods containing gluten, including barley, oats, rye, and wheat. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods.

  • Take Probiotics that contain strains of living bacteria that are similar to the healthy bacteria normally found in your digestive system. Probiotics may boost the number of healthy bacteria present to fight germs in your digestive tract. Probiotic Acidophilus & Bifidus supplements are available. Beneficial bacteria may also be found in yogurt and cheese.

  • Take Brewer's Yeast supplements since they are high in vitamin B complex and eat yogurt or kefir with live active cultures of lactobacilli for a healthy flora. This is an essential step in recovery and in prevention of future illness.

  • Use Activated Charcoal supplements for absorbing toxins. Charcoal is highly absorbent; it absorbs toxins from both the intestines and bloodstream so they can be eliminated. Take 4 capsules every hour or so with a large glass of water until symptoms abate. Caution: Charcoal should be taken separately from any other medications.

  • Let a mild case of diarrhea run its course. It is the body's way of cleaning out toxins, bacteria, and other foreign invaders. Do not take any medication to stop diarrhea for at least two days. Stick to a liquid diet for 24 hours to give the bowel a rest.


  • MINERAL DRINK

    Prolonged dehydrating diarrhea deprives the body of essential minerals known as electrolytes - especially sodium and potassium - and they must be replaced. You do not get electrolytes by drinking water alone. You can buy premade electrolyte products or you can make your own mineral-rich drink.

    2.5 teaspoons Amino Acids Complex Powder
    6 Tablespoons Honey or Molasses
    10 Cups Water, boiled

    Dissolve the amino acids and honey or molasses in the water. Drink the entire blend over the course of 1 day.


    HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

  • Consider using homeopathic remedies. Take 1 to 2 pellets of any of the following homeopathic remedies 3 times daily or as instructed by your homeopathic practitioner.
    • Arsenicum Album is a homeopathic remedy for burning diarrhea that is troublesome at night. It is used for small, foul-smelling stools, thirst, and nausea before eating or induced by the smell of food, restlessness and exhaustion.
    • Podophyllum can be used for watery stools and severe diarrhea immediately after eating or drinking.
    • Sulfur is excellent for diarrhea that comes on suddenly. Stools that contain mucus and smell of rotten eggs and queasiness.
    • Pectin is known to counteract diarrhea.
  • Consult with your health care provider if any of the following conditions occur:
    • The diarrhea lasts for more than 2 days.
    • The stool looks like black tar.
    • You have a fever above 101°F.
    • You have severe abdominal or rectal pain.
    • You suffer from dehydration as evidenced by dry mouth or wrinkled skin, or urination is reduced or stops in any 8-hour period.
    • If an infant has a dry diaper for more than 4 hours accompanied by a fever, it is wise to seek the advice of your health care provider.


    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended in this section are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Psyllium Husks
    Take 4 capsules daily at bedtime. Take with a large glass of water. Take separately from other supplements ad medications. To provide bulk that aids in forming stools.

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  • Charcoal
    Take 4 capsules or tablets every hour with water until the diarrhea subsides. Take separately from other supplements ad medications. Absorbs toxins from the colon and bloodstream.

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  • EFA Complex
    As directed on label. Aids in forming stools.

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  • Kelp
    1,000 mg daily. To replace minerals lost through diarrhea.

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  • L=Glutamine
    500 mg twice daily or as directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Take with water. Do not take with milk. Helps the gut to produce healthy new cells and boosts the immune system.

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  • Potassium
    99 mg daily. To replace potassium lost in watery stools.

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  • Pro-Flora Probiotic
    As directed on label. Essential for maintaining the proper pH of the colon flora. Alleviates diarrhea quickly.

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  • Important
    Acidophilus
    1 teaspoon in distilled or quality water, twice daily on an empty stomach. Replaces lost "friendly" bacteria. Use a non-dairy powder form.

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  • Colloidal Silver
    As directed on label. Acts as a natural alternative to antibiotics.

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  • Garlic (Kyolic)
    2 capsules 3 times daily. Kills bacteria and parasites. Enhances immunity.

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  • Helpful
    Calcium
    1,500 mg daily. Important for pH balance. To replace calcium depleted from the body. Also aids in forming stools.

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  • Magnesium
    1,000 mg daily. Works with and balances with calcium and for calcium uptake.

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  • Vitamin D
    400 IU daily. Needed for calcium uptake.

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  • Multi-Enzymes Complex
    With
    Pancreatin
    Take with meals as directed on label. Needed for normal digestion.

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  • Vitamin B-Complex
    100 mg of each B vitamin daily, with meals, 3 times daily. Amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary. Do not exceed 300 mg daily from all supplements. All B vitamins work best when taken together and are necessary for digestion and absorption of nutrients. Sublingual forms are recommended for better absorption. Injections (under a health care provider's supervision) may be necessary.

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  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-1
    (Thiamin)
    50 mg daily. B Vitamins work best when taken together.

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  • Vitamin B-3
    (Niacin)
    50 mg daily. B Vitamins work best when taken together.

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  • Folic Acid
    (Vitamin B-9)
    400 to 800 mcg daily. B Vitamins work best when taken together.

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  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    500 mg 3 times daily. Needed for healting and immunity, Use a buffered form.

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  • Vitamin E
    200 to 1,000 IU daily. Protects the cell membranes that line the colon wall. Use d-alpha-tocopherol emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses.

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  • Zinc
    50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Aids in repair of damaged tissue of the digestive tract and enhances immune response. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or optizinc for best absorption.

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  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • You or a family member has diarrhea that lasts for more than 2 days.
  • Other family members currently are having similar illnesses, too.
  • There is blood in the stool.
  • The stool looks like black tar (dark-black in color). Tell your health care provider if you have been taking over-the-counter medications, which also can make the stool look darker than usual.
  • You have a fever above 101°F.
  • You have severe abdominal or rectal pain.
  • You suffer from dehydration as evidenced by dry mouth or wrinkled skin, or urination is reduced or stops.
  • Recent travel out of the country.
  • Recent seafood consumption.
  • Reason to believe that you have food poisoning.
  • You have symptoms that get worse regardless of treatment currently used.
  • You have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. Some people may have sensitivity, allergies, or other health conditions which would prevent them from using certain medications, herbs, or other treatments. Some medications may produce side effects.






  • DIARRHEA RELIEF SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS


    Information and supplements for diarrhea in adults, a condition occurs when bowel movements are more frequent and watery than normal.

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    DIARRHEA RELIEF PRODUCTS

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    Probiotic

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  • KACHNAR HERBAL PRODUCTS

    All parts of Kachnar (Bauhinia Tormentosa) tree are used in Ayurveda for treatment of a wide variety of ailments and especially for thyroid and glandular enlargements. The bark of the tree is astringent to the bowels and tonic to the liver. The therapeutic uses of stem bark include worm infection, scrofula, cervical lymphadenitis and wounds. Bauhinia tree parts have antibacterial, antifungal, antimalarial, pain reducing, swelling reducing, cytotoxic, fever reducing and thyroid hormone regulating properties. In Ayurveda, the tree is used extensively for treaing skin and glandular diseases, leprosy, intestinal worms, tumors, wounds, ulcers, inflammations, scrofula, protoptosis, hemorrhoids, hemoptysis, cough, menorrhagia and bleeding disorders. It is considered best for treating diseases of lymphatic system and glands. Ayurvedic medicine Kanchnar guggulu is used in treatment of hypothyroidism.

    Goiter: 14 to 28 ml decoction of stem bark is given 3 times daily or 14 to 28 grams of past of stem bark is given with 25 to 100 ml rice water 3 times daily.
    Tonsils, Thyroid: Boil 20 grams bark in 200 ml water until water reduces to 50 ml. Filter and drink.
    Jaundice, Liver: For jaundice grind leaves of Kachnar to extract juice. This juice can be taken 2 times daily. Dose for adult is 100 ml and for children 15 ml. This improves liver function and also helps in treating liver enlargement.
    Mouth Ulcers, Bad Breath: Take 10 grams bark of Kachnar tree and boil in 400 ml until volume reduces to 100 ml. Filter and gargle frequently.
    Diarrhea: Take dried bark and ground to make powder. Take 3 grams powder 2 times daily.
    Loss of Appetite: Drink leaves juice of Kachnar.
    Burning Sensation in Urine, Urinary Problems: Take 10 grams bark and 4 grams Coriander Seeds and cook in 250 ml of water. Filter, add misri (rock candy sugar) and drink.
    Weakness: Dry flowers of Kachnar in shade and grind to make powder.
    Uterine Cysts, Fibroids, Tumors: Take 5 grams dry bark or 10 grams fresh bark and boil in 400 ml water until it reduces to 100 ml. Filter and drink. This is also helpful for treating hormonal imbalance.

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  • PIPPALI HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Pippali (Piper longum) is also known as Long Pepper and is especially useful in respiratory problems. It encourages broncho-dilation and improves blood circulation in lungs. Because of its Ushna Virya; Pippali increases the fire content of the body and an increased metabolic rate which works in burning of extra fats from the body. Pippali is also of great use in liver and spleen disorders. A formulation of Pippali named Pippali Vardhaman Rasayana is specially indicated in splenomegaly, a health problem involving enlarged spleen. Besides all these Pippali is also one of the best Ayurveda herbs which nourish each and every part of the body and increases vigor and vitality of the body.

    Effect on Doshas: Pippali is katu- kaphashamak, Snigdha vatashamak. When fresh it is sweet an sheeta and thus is vatakaphavardhak and pittashamaka. Disorder related to Kapha and Vata are the main uses of dry Pippali. Pippali increases blood flow when applied locally. Therefore it is used in swelling accompanied with pain. Pippali is a brain tonic and alleviates vata. It is useful in weakness of the brain and vata disorders. Pippali is used to treat anaemia and blood disorders as it act on rakta dhatu and enhances rakta dhatvagni. Pippali act as vermicide by pungent, Tikshna and ushna properties. Pippali is vitiated vata-kapha Doshas viz. anorexia, loss of appetite, indigestion, colic, piles, liver disorders and ascites. Pippali in increasing dose is a boon for chronic fever, typhoid, agnimandya and splenomegaly. Though pungent, dry ginger and long pepper are only two drugs which are used in bleeding. Pippali is an excellent medicine for cough, asthma and hiccoughs. Pippali acts as expectorant and prevents the production of mala kapha. Pippali is used as a tonic for tuberculosis. Pippali is the only ushna and Tikshna dravya which act as an aphrodisiac. It reduces seminal debility and act as an rejuvenator. Pippali is useful in dysmenorrhoea and painful labour by its action of rasa pachan. Pippali is the best medicine for typhoid and chronic fever. Increase dose of Pippali effective in remittent fever, fever occurring in anupdesha and fever due to tuberclosis. Pippali powder should be taken with honey for maintaining a healthy body weight. It removes the unnecessary fat from the body. Fruit Powder is taken in dosage of 1/2 to 1 gram.

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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
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