Mintec Peppermint Oil



The evidence behind peppermint oil


Scientific evidence

Many clinical studies have demonstrated that peppermint oil is an effective natural agent for the treatment of abdominal pain, bloating, wind, cramps and spasm associated with IBS.

One study compared the effect of enteric coated peppermint oil capsules to placebo (inactive capsules) in people with IBS for a period of 4 weeks. The results are shown in the graph below and found that treatment with enteric coated peppermint oil capsules is more effective than placebo. The investigators concluded that “…Enteric coated peppermint oil capsules may be considered as a drug of choice in patients with IBS symptoms…”