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What are the beneficial effects of peppermint oil?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Relax smooth muscle

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

In brief: Relax smooth muscle

Helps with cramps, passing gas.
Can increase heartburn (even if enteric coated, but less so), by relaxing lower esophageal sphincter.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: A #

Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome).
Anecdotally (no scientific proof) it is reported to help with headaches, musculo-skeletal pain, dental pain, upper respiratory infections, inflammatory conditions as well as viral & bacterial infections.

In brief: A #

Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome).
Anecdotally (no scientific proof) it is reported to help with headaches, musculo-skeletal pain, dental pain, upper respiratory infections, inflammatory conditions as well as viral & bacterial infections.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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