Peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in children with irritable bowel syndrome. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Enteric-coated, pH-dependent peppermint oil capsules for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children.
J Pediatr. 2001 Jan;138(1):125-8. PMID: 11148527
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.