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Posted by: Natalie | 2010-09-28

Peppermints

I have been told that peppermints (too many) are bad for your heart? How many is too many and is it true?
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Hallo Nathalie,
Peppermint oil (aromatherapy) or peppermint tea made from fresh peppermint leaves can cause heart rhythm abnormalities. I doubt if this would happen with peppermint sweets even if you eat a packet per day.
Dr Bets

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Our users say:
Posted by: Mad | 2010-10-04

Ek is mal oor peppermente maar as ek te veel van dit eet, kry ek dikwels hartkrampe.....wees maar versigtig !

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-09-28

Hallo Nathalie,
Peppermint oil (aromatherapy) or peppermint tea made from fresh peppermint leaves can cause heart rhythm abnormalities. I doubt if this would happen with peppermint sweets even if you eat a packet per day.
Dr Bets

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