Clinical Study: A combination of peppermint oil and caraway oil attenuates the post-inflammatory visceral hyperalgesia in a rat model

Birgit Adam, Tobias Liebregts, Jan Best, Lars Bechmann, Carolin Lackner, Jens Neumann, Stephan Koehler, Gerald Holtmann

Summary: This study focused on the effects of peppermint - and caraway oil - both individually or in combination - to reduce symptoms associated with visceral hyperalgesia in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders. 80 male Lewis rats were divided into two groups; one was given TNBS/ethanol while the other received a saline solution as control prior to treatment. The results indicated that combining peppermint and caraway oils can effectively attenuate post-inflammatory pain beyond either individual ingredient, suggesting potential for clinical management of functional gastrointestinal disorders.

Disclaimer: IBS/W is sharing this study for informational purposes. IBS/W may help alleviate certain symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), however IBS/W is not approved to treat clinically determined IBS. It is important that you speak with your healthcare provider to get a proper diagnosis and see what treatment is best for you.

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