Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil: Overview

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A special procedure of coating a capsule containing peppermint oil, known as enteric coating, prevents the oil from being released in the stomach.  Without the special coating, peppermint oil tends to produce heartburn.

Why it is Recommended

Peppermint oil has been shown to inhibit intestinal spasm and relieve gas.

Instructions

Dosage is 1-2 capsules 30-60 minutes before a meal, not more than 6 capsules per day.

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Peppermint Oil:

Peppermint Oil can help with the following:

Digestion

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Enteric-coated Peppermint oil has been used in treating the irritable bowel syndrome in Europe for many years.  In one double-blind cross-over study, it was shown to significantly reduce the abdominal symptoms.

Respiratory

Problems Associated With Snoring

Steam inhalation of essential oils of eucalyptus blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) or peppermint (Mentha piperita) can relieve congestion and thus improve snoring in some cases.

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