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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/07/02

peppermint oil

i read that peppermint oil can heal IBS. how is it used?

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hi

Peppermint oil can assist with the digestive tract to relieve cramping and spasms. Peppermint oil is thought to have a helpful effect on gut motility. The principal component of peppermint oil is menthol, which appears to relax smooth muscle such as that found throughout the colon. This effect on the smooth muscle is thought to act to reduce gut spasms.
There are different companies available (I would suggest a tablet / capsule form) not the pure oil. the pure oil can cause heart burn whilst the enteric coated oil will not have this side effect.


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Dr Debbie

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