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Where does peppermint oil come from?

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The oil comes from the stems, leaves, and flowers of the plant. There’s no harm in drinking peppermint tea, but only the capsules have been shown to be effective for IBS. Plus, with capsules, you know how much peppermint oil you’re getting with each dose.

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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