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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…)

Managing nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

nude-pregnancy2 faculty at the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Utah reviewed the evidence and make recommendations for treatment.

Let’s focus on complementary options. (more…)

Managing nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy

Monday, July 12th, 2010

nude-pregnancyThey’re among the cardinal signs of early pregnancy — experienced by 50% to 80% of women.

Let’s focus on CAM options from this review by researchers at the University of Utah and the University of California at San Francisco. (more…)

Arsenic, cadmium and lead in medicinal herbs

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

This study was conducted at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria using local herbals.

I don’t know the relevance to herbals in other parts of the world, but the results are disturbing. (more…)

Success with peppermint oil for IBS symptoms

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

An international group of researchers report that peppermint oil is “more effective than placebo in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).”

It compared favorably to fiber and antispasmodic drugs too. (more…)

Treating functional dyspepsia with STW 5

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

STW 5 (Iberogast) is an herbal preparation containing 9 plant extracts (including Iberis amara [Candytuft] peppermint, and chamomile). In this study, it was better than placebo in treating functional dyspepsia — a chronic or recurrent pain or discomfort centered in the upper abdomen. (more…)