An enteric-coated peppermint oil capsule has been used successfully in treating symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
In one trial, 42 children between 8–10 years old with IBS were given enteric-coated peppermint oil or a placebo for two weeks. After two weeks, 76% of the peppermint oil group reported significant improvements compared to only 19% in the placebo group.
Suggested dosage: 1 to 2 capsules between meals three times daily.
Source: Michael T. Murray, ND
Dr. Murray is the author of more than 30 books on natural health, including The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.