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What's peppermint oil used for?

What's peppermint oil used for?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Peppermint Oil (Definition)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita), a popular flavoring for gum, toothpaste, and tea, is also used to soothe an upset stomach or to aid in digestion. Because it has a calming and numbing effect, it has been used to treat headaches, skin irritations, anxiety associated with depression, nausea, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, and flatulence. It is also an ingredient in chest rubs, used to treat symptoms of the common cold. In test tubes, peppermint kills some types of bacteria and viruses, suggesting it may have antibacterial and antiviral properties. A number of studies support the use of peppermint for indigestion ...Read more


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Where could i find peppermint oil capsules?

Where could i find peppermint oil capsules?

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 are widely available online from iherb.Com, swanson vitamins, amazon.Com etc. ...Read more

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Dose peppermint oil pills help conitsaption?

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 , and laxative fruits like prunes, avoiding processed dehydrated salty foods, avoiding dehydration, and getting a good night sleep, moving through the day, and lowering stress will help as well. ...Read more

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What are the beneficial effects of peppermint oil?

Relax smooth muscle: Helps with cramps, passing gas. Can increase heartburn (even if enteric coated, but less so), by relaxing lower esophageal sphincter. ...Read more

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I was wondering why do people take peppermint oil capsules?

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, one can "eructate" (burp) and then feel less full. ...Read more

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What are reasons why someone takes peppermint oil capsules?

What are reasons why someone takes peppermint oil capsules?

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. ...Read more

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I accidently swallowed peppermint oil will i be okay?

Yes.: Peppermint oil has traditionally been used to calm a queasy stomach, help with nausea, and ease gas. It is not toxic. ...Read more

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Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

No good evidence fou: Eucalyptus oil is often used for arthritis or steamed to relieve nasal congestion. Peppermint oil can be taken for irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches and nausea and is "possibly effective". Skin is not listed as a use. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more