When your gut microbiome is disturbed, healthy flora – and the intestinal barrier that keeps invaders out – become compromised. While enzymes and probiotics encourage the growth of healthy gut flora, they cannot directly suppress unwanted gut microbes. As a result, your gut remains irritated and complicated by microbial overgrowth, unregulated inflammation, oxidative stress, and impaired nutritional balance.
Essential Oils for Gut Health
Though essential oils have recently gained widespread popularity, certain oils have been used worldwide for centuries due to their extensive medicinal profiles. Long before modern medicine, our ancestors used thyme, clove, and oregano to purify their bodies, heal wounds, and restore balance to the digestive tract. Researchers have investigated the properties of these plant oils and have found that they not only support the removal of bad microbes, but also encourage the health of good bacteria, wound healing, and pain relief. †