Anyone using pepermint oil?

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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 12/28/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive never used pepermint oil, but I did get a slap on the wrist from my GI for drinking pepermint tea.  I thought it would help settle my stomach but he told me the caffeine from the tea would just make it worse...I dunno. I dont think Ive ever seen caffeine free pepermint tea.
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   Posted 12/28/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi MAG102866,

I don't normally post on this thread but as I was passing by on my way to the ostomies thread I saw the peppermint oil?  I use peppermint oil all the time...2x's daily on my stomach...I had a colectomy in July...I see a kinesiologist who uses essential oils as part of the healing process...the peppermint oil has helped me a lot for pain...there is even a world reknown GI Dr in Michigan that talks about the use of peppermint oil in one of his websites...if you would like more info, you can look up Gary Youngs Essential Oils on line...

I hope this helps you.

Blessings and peace,



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   Posted 12/28/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
celestial seasonings makes great peppermint tea- caffeine free

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   Posted 12/28/2008 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink mint tea too. I don't ingest any other caffeine, so I'm not too worried about the small amount in my tea. I love peppermint flavoring, so I'm glad it's good for the gut!

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   Posted 12/29/2008 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
peppermint tea gives me heartburn so I'd imagine the oil would do the same.

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   Posted 12/29/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I keep peppermints on me all the time. They help to settle my stomach.
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   Posted 12/29/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
growing up, mint was known as "yerba buena" or good herb and a fresh preparation was made into a tea whenever there was any kind of GI distress.

My nana drank this daily, and alas succumbed to stomach cancer, but even my father remembers yerba buena being given to him by sisters, aunts, etc.

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   Posted 12/30/2008 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
There have been some papers in the IBS realm indicating that enteric coated peppermint oil (ECPO) has a positive effect on their gut pain. One of the better write-ups is here:

I used ECPO for a while, right around the time I felt the SCD was taking hold. Whenever I would eat out and I was concerned about side-effects, I would take an ECPO capsule before I ate- and it seemed to work.

I suspect that ECPO impacts the growth of Klebsiella, which seems to be ultimately responsible for the disease.
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