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What are side effects of peppermint oil?

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As with any herb or medicine, peppermint oil can cause side effects. Some people may have an allergic reaction. Other milder reactions are heartburn and a burning feeling around the anus. These symptoms tend to go away quickly.

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Peppermint Oil,” “6 Tips: IBS and Complementary Health Practices.”

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Peppermint Oil and IBS Pain Relief.”

American Family Physician: “Peppermint Oil.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome,” “Peppermint oil in irritable bowel syndrome.”

National Health Service: “Peppermint does soothe IBS.”

UCLA, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 28, 2017

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Peppermint Oil,” “6 Tips: IBS and Complementary Health Practices.”

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Peppermint Oil and IBS Pain Relief.”

American Family Physician: “Peppermint Oil.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome,” “Peppermint oil in irritable bowel syndrome.”

National Health Service: “Peppermint does soothe IBS.”

UCLA, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 28, 2017

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