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FYI J Pediatr 2001 Jan;138(1):125-128 Related Articles, Books, LinkOut Enteric-coated, pH-dependent peppermint oil capsules for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children. Kline RM, Kline JJ, Di Palma J, Barbero GJ University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Child Health, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Columbia, Missouri; Pediatric Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Clinic, Charleston, South Carolina; and Hahnemann University, St Christopher's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Record supplied by publisher] In a randomized, double-blind controlled trial, 42 children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) were given pH-dependent, enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules or placebo. After 2 weeks, 75% of those receiving peppermint oil had reduced severity of pain associated with IBS. Peppermint oil may be used as a therapeutic agent during the symptomatic phase of IBS. PMID: 11148527 ------------------ http://www.ibshealth.com/ www.ibsaudioprogram.com
 

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This may sound stupid, but I even find using mint scented hair shampoo and conditioner helps my IBS...maybe the scent has some aromotherputic function too?
 

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Aurora,I am not a qualified aromatherapist, but all my aromatherapy books says that the scent of peppermint, ginger, and assorted citrus fruits may help with nausea, at least, if not the other symptoms. My lime-scented shampoo works for me!------------------JennT
 
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