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What's peppermint oil used for?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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 answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

has antimicrobial properties & can sooth the gut.

Answered May 31, 2015

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