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What's peppermint oil used for?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 respiratory and skin conditions.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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 indigestion. Peppermint oil can be used topically to help abdominal distension, antispasmodic in UGI endoscopy, headaches including migraine, and postherpetic neuralgia. A dilution is used in these latter situations.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Peppermint oil: has antimicrobial properties & can sooth the gut.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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