Clinical Study: Peppermint oil reduces gastric spasm during upper endoscopy: a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy controlled trial

Naoki Hiki, MD, PhD, Hanzou Kurosaka, MD, PhD, Yusuke Tatsutomi, MD, Shouji Shimoyama, MD, PhD, Eiichi Tsuji, MD, Junichi Kojima, MD, PhD, Nobuyuki Shimizu, MD, Hitoshi Ono, Tatsuo Hirooka, Chiaki Noguchi, MD, PhD, Ken-ichi Mafune, MD, PhD, Michio Kaminishi, MD, PhD

Summary: Clinically tested peppermint oil was found to be an effective antispasmodic agent, with significantly greater success than hyoscine-N-butylbromide injection. Moreover, the time required for contractions to cease after administration of peppermint solution was shorter and fewer side effects were reported when compared against injections. Peppermint oil could be a safe option for relieving stomach spasms without compromising its efficacy!

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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