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Archive for the 'Peppermint Oil' Category

Review: Peppermint (Manta piperita)

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

It’s a popular herb used in many forms (ie, oil, leaf, leaf extract, and leaf water).

Researchers at the San Diego-Rady Children’s Hospital, in California, compiled what’s known. (more…)

Contact dermatitis from lip balms that contain peppermint oil

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Researchers at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario,  describe 4 patients with allergic contact cheilitis (inflammation of the lip) following exposure to peppermint oil contained in a lip balm product. (more…)

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Using herbals to increase the activity of antibiotics

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Resistance to antibiotics by bacteria is on the rise, both in the hospital and in the community. Could it be that herbals might increase the effectiveness of antibiotics?

This lab study suggests it’s possible.

CAERS reports on supplement safety

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) represents one of the few existing surveillance mechanisms.

Here’s a list of the 6 most frequently used and how they rate for reports of adverse events. (more…)

Positive results with peppermint oil to treat irritable bowel syndrome

Monday, January 28th, 2008

In general, past entries on this topic were positive, although peppermint oil gets a “C” rating (inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence) for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Maybe so, but here is another supportive study that tested the effectiveness of enteric-coated peppermint oil in a well-defined group of patients. (more…)

Peppermint oil is “probably effective”

Friday, December 28th, 2007

No consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence is available on peppermint oil (Mentha piperita). So, the authors based their conclusions on the criteria in the strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT). (more…)

Peppermint oil as an antispasmodic in the small intestine

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

This is a bit technical, but I think it’s important because it documents the ability of peppermint to act as an antispasmodic agent in the small intestine.