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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Peppermint for GI sx: Peppermint oil is often used as a supplement to reduce nausea or vomiting or to quell heartburn or indigestion. It has also been used for upper respir ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Peppermint oil: has antimicrobial properties & can sooth the gut.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Health food, online: Like most herbal supplements, peppermint oil capsules should be widely available at health food stores. If you can not find them at a local store they ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience in Holistic Medicine
It helps IBS: It decreases spasm and pain. If that is the cause of the constipation it could help. Eating more fresh vegetables like spinach or other dark greens , ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Relax smooth muscle: Helps with cramps, passing gas. Can increase heartburn (even if enteric coated, but less so), by relaxing lower esophageal sphincter.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Several uses: Peppermint oil has multiple uses. A very popular one is for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). http://tinyurl.com/kjesndd it can also help with indigest ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Relax the esophagus: It can be used to relieve the feeling of fullness after a large meal-like a peppermint is given in some restaurants. In theory, the esophagus relaxes, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
19 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Topical peppermint oil to the back may relax the muscles and ease sciatic pain. Warm soaks in epsom salts can be helpful as well. Consider a prenatal ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Metzger
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: Peppermint oil has traditionally been used to calm a queasy stomach, help with nausea, and ease gas. It is not toxic.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Peppermint oil: Ingestion of too much peppermint oil can cause nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, v heart rate, respiratory problems, dizziness, seizures or loss of co ... Read More

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