Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil


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Quick Overview

Peppermint oil works on the smooth muscle in the gut, which may cause:

  • relaxation of the gut

  • reduction in painful cramps

  • relief from IBS discomfort



Peppermint leaves (Mentha piperita)


The following is a Daily Mail article on Peppermint Oil as a remedy for IBS.

Peppermint oil 'the most effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome'

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:30 AM on 14th November 2008

Peppermint oil is the most effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, doctors said last night.

The oil, which can be bought cheaply and without prescription, is better than muscle-relaxants or fibre for easing the condition which afflicts up to one in five Britons, research suggests.

The results were so convincing that scientists recommended that national and international treatment guidelines be updated to reflect the benefits.

The research by doctors at McMaster University in Canada and published in the British Medical Journal, took results from dozens of studies over the past 60 years into the treatment of the syndrome.

They found that 40 per cent of sufferers experienced a significant improvement after using peppermint oil as opposed to 20 per cent after taking drugs.

Bran was not found to improve symptoms.

British guidelines, issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, advise dietary changes such as eating more fruit and vegetables.

But Professor Roger Jones, an irritable bowel syndrome expert from King's College, London, said that to update the NICE guidelines might be a ' little premature'.


1 to 2 drops with meals or as directed. Put in empty capsule, on bread or in a beverage.


Do not put directly on tongue

Additional Information

SKU 11576
Size 10 ml

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