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Peppermint for IBS

Peppermint for IBS

Peppermint does more than cure bad breath. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Peppermint is a natural antispasmodic that relaxes the smooth muscles in the intestines." It is said that this herb (make sure to take the enteric-coated capsule form of peppermint) may provide relief from irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) symptoms, however study results on this treatment are inconsistent, so speak to your doctor first to make sure it's safe for you.

By Daniel Halperin, published July 12, 2011. Daniel is a freelance writer based in New York City.