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Can peppermint oil help relieve sciatica?

Can peppermint oil help relieve sciatica?

Not Likely: Not likely that any time of topical substance will actually help the condition of sciatica. Sciatica is due to nerve root compression at a much deeper level than that of the skin where peppermint oil is applied. Although symptomatically the oil may feel good and typically will not be of harm it is only providing symptomatic relief at best for reasons unrelated to the underlying condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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How to relieve the hot burn from peppermint oil? My husband has swelling in the back of his neck i used peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil.

How to relieve the hot burn from peppermint oil?  My husband has swelling in the back of his neck i used peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil.

Cold pack may help: I would use a bit of soap and cool water to wipe off the oil, then use a cold pack (ice in plastic bag and wrapped in thin towel will do also) will help. The peppermint will "burn itself out" in about 1-2 hours (must wipe off the oil). Hope this will help. If not better, call doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for you?

Is peppermint tea good for you?

Check out these: Links.Yes, it's safe and good for u. Take care! http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-705-peppermint.aspx?activeingredientid=705;activeingredientname=peppermint. http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/why-you-should-be-drinking-peppermint-herb-tea-before-bed.html. ...Read more

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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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Does peppermint help lower cholesterol?

Peppermint: there are claims in the commercial literature that peppermint lowers cholesterol, I can't find any good scientific studies of the same. I wouldn't count on lowering my cholesterol with peppermint ...Read more

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Does drinking peppermint tea benefit you?

Does drinking peppermint tea benefit you?

Peppermint tea: Peppermint has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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