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Is Peppermint Good for Stomach Aches?

By January 2, 2009 - 3:54pm
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I had a really bad stomach ache the other day. I wasn’t really sure what had caused the belly ache but someone gave me a peppermint to settle my stomach. I never heard of peppermint for the stomach. Is this a natural remedy?

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Peppermint can be good to reduce the stomach pain. But if the pain persist you can try Oil of oregano. It's a good natural medicine. Oil of oregano has this antimicrobial property that is good in treating digestive problems.

April 27, 2011 - 6:10am
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dear empowerher im wrtiing this realz time. .... so far the cup is too hot to drink give me a moment for my friend to try it . pause. her tummy a hurtin alot she is also female and only have mint not peppermint does this make a difference? and wha appears to be a big tin of grass. wait its now almost ready for drinking. im rushing her shes blowing softly. and the verrrdict??? shes drinking it up but not telling me the results. im getting bored she ummed. yeah she said its working but shes mainly thinking its because of the heat and she is like some sort of fire demon at heart. of the soul. im guessing its worked shes shut up. ill update u all tonight if anything changes bu bye.

June 8, 2010 - 9:42am
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ive been having cramps in my stomach and my girlfriends mum told me to go and buy some peppermint tea, i used to eat peppermint by the ton when i was little then i got to my teenage years and didnt like the flavour, when she recommend this i laughed at her thinking what the hell is she going on a about, anyway went and bought some and couldnt believe that the cramp pains stopped just from a sip of peppermint tea anyone with stomach cramps or a sore tummy peppermint is the best thing for you, so next time your in the supermarket grab some peppermint tea guarantee it will settle that stomach of yours :):)

January 12, 2009 - 9:39pm

Great point by Coach Virginia -- I have pretty severe GERD and have to avoid peppermint like the plague.

January 3, 2009 - 9:03pm

Thank you so much. I had no idea that peppermint acted as a muscle relaxer for stomach pain. This was great information.

January 3, 2009 - 1:11pm

Peppermint is a member of the mint family and as such, it is also very good for certain digestive system problems. Mint acts as a muscle relaxant and can calm an overactive digestive tract. You can find it as a tea, tincture or capsules. If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, use enteric-coated capsules. Just a word of caution, because peppermint relaxes the valve between the stomach and the esaphagus, it can worsen heartburn. I would not use peppermint you you are experiencing heartburn, instead you can try chamomille tea.

January 2, 2009 - 11:46pm
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