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Peppermint Oil and IBS Diet

Along with following the IBS diet, one of the other natural offerings that can help you manage your IBS symptoms is peppermint oil. It has been used as medicine for ten thousand years, in ancient Egypt and Greece. Researchers have found that peppermint contains important vitamins and minerals that have some positive effects on the human body.

Some of the benefits include:

1. Calm the abdominal muscles that help in fat digestion and help the food to get through the digestive system faster.

2. Reduce inflammation by relaxing the muscles that allow the body to remove painful gas.

3. Some studies have shown that peppermint can help treat conditions like stomach ache, gas, bloating and diarrhea as well.

There are several ways in which you can choose to take mint oil. This includes:

1. Peppermint Tea - Planting dried peppermint leaves in your tea can help your digestive system

2. Peppermint Capsule - Consult your doctor before taking pills to discuss the potential effects of peppermint on your body

3. Butter essential oil - Some drops of mint oil in a glass of water after a meal, can help digestion.

So far, all research on peppermint oil could not be concluded. While it has been proven to have some benefits, there are some side effects, such as heartburn and headaches, that you should be aware of. Also, peppermint oil should be consumed in very small quantities, so that you do not damage your system.


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