Many people suffer from an uncomfortable feeling associated with eating too fast or foods not proper for their diet. This feeling, or bloating can be relieved with the consumption of mint. Studies show that peppermint oil used to treat Irritable bowel syndrome relived symptoms better in people than the a placebo. There have been multiple studies to back up the claim of mint as a significant aid to symptoms of IBS. Delivery of mint can be in the form of tea, however chewing mint leaves has been found to be effective as well.
- Bloating is often the result of eating inappropriate foods, often gassy ones, or simply eating far too fast.
- Historically, the use of the herb peppermint has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of irritable bowl syndrome.
- Animal research shows that peppermint is capable of acting to keep smooth muscle groups in the digestive tract from contracting and thereby causing spasms.
“The condition is a tricky one as it can sometimes signal a far more serious health condition underlying and for this reason it’s imperative one monitors both their symptoms and their diet to ensure its nothing to worry about.”