are some uses for peppermint oil?
supplement is a natural remedy suggested for treating irritable
syndrome (IBS), headache, stomach pain, stomach spasm, stomach
gas, diarrhea, stuffy nose, cough, common cold,
fever, morning sickness, nausea and vomiting.
Research studies showed that this supplement works for treating stomach
pain, discomfort and spasm. Applied to the skin, it helps with treating
tension headaches. Other uses of this supplement did not show
benefits in research studies (or that the results were not very
are some of the dosages used?
In a tea formulation, use 1 tablespoon of dried leaf in 2 cups of
water and boil. Then steep for 15 minutes. Take up to three times
For headaches, a 10% solution applied to the forehead
and temples has been used in research studies. Apply three or four
times daily as needed.
For treating IBS, take
0.2 to 0.4 mL of peppermint oil (either in enteric-coated capsules or
diluted with water or juice) three times daily.
A product called Iberogast (which also contain eight
other natural ingredients) is proven to help with IBS and dyspepsia.
Take 1 mL (20 drops) three times daily.
For helping with
stuffy nose, add 3 for 4 drops into hot water and inhale two or three
times daily. You may consider using up to a 5% strength ointment or gel
inside the nose.
Tom's recommendations: This is worth trying for stomach
discomfort/pain and IBS. It sis safe to use on the skin (may
cause a bit of irritation) and
when taken by mouth. Side effects may include heartburn, nausea and
vomiting, especially at high doses.
Taking the enteric-coated capsules
will help reduce the heartburn side effect. The cost is reasonable so
you can do "research" on yourself to find out how well it works for
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