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Peppermint For Menstrual Cramps


Author: Lori Ann B.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 11-18-2005
Views: 11,419
Word Count: 55
Questions Received: 9
Testimonial ID: 1096-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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I have been sharing Peppermint oil with women complaining of menstrual cramps. I put the Peppermint oil on them and after about 5 minutes they said that their cramps had subsided. They were shocked and pleased because all said that nothing else worked on their cramps.

Just one more effective use of Peppermint oil!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: menstrual-cramps — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: menstrual-cramps — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
3.Associated topics: menstrual-cramps — "[T]he level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggest that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea or excessive menstrual bleeding."Link

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