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PEPPERMINT OIL FOR IBS

Posted: 05.25.2016
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, cramping, excessive gas and altered bowel habits, which may include constipation or diarrhea. Peppermint oil is a natural antispasmodic and appears to lessen symptoms of IBS. It may help relax the smooth muscles of the the intestines. In recent studies with about 400 patients, researchers found that 74% of patients taking peppermint oil capsules twice a day for up to 3 months experienced symptom relief compared to only 35% of those who took a placebo.

 

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