Could peppermint oil capsules be the best way to soothe an unsettled stomach that nobody has ever heard of? I’ve recently been convinced that peppermint oil capsules can do some good for just about anyone at one time or another. These powerful little peppermint oil capsules that you swallow with your meals work like magic for a variety of digestion problems:
What are the Benefits of Peppermint Oil Capsules?
From my own personal experience, peppermint bring relief from the following digestive ailments:
- Nervous Stomach
- Mild Nausea
- Bloating, Cramping, and other IBS Symptoms
- Sour Stomach
- Bad breath
- Relief from Hot Spicy Foods
Peppermint capsules help with more than just a nervous stomach. They bring soothing relief to the entire digestive system, from the esophagus, to the stomach, to your intestines and bowels. I discovered pepperment caps a few years ago while suffering through a period of stress and anxiety which resulted in bloating and other IBS symptoms after meals. One evening I took one of these peppermint oil capsules shortly after dinner. In about 20 minutes I began feeling tremendously better. The peppermint oil, which is extremely strong, brought a very cool, refreshing and pleasant feeling to my insides. My anxiety level seemed to subside along with the symptoms of the IBS as I felt the cool, refreshing sensation coat my esophagus and intestines. Believe it or not, the peppermint works like magic. The peppermint oil also leave me with a very refreshing breath and aftertaste – much more effective than any chewing gum or mouthwash I’ve ever tried. But, there is another tremendous benefit of peppermint that I’ve recently started using them for: Settling the effects of hot spicy foods.
Have you ever enjoyed a super-hot bowl of green chili or other spicy Mexican or Asian dish, knowing that you will pay for it by spending some painful moments in the bathroom 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours later? As I got older these episodes with hot food have become worse and I used regret not always being able to eat the spicy food I like. I don’t have this problem anymore. Whenever I eat hot food, I take a peppermint oil capsule along with it. If the food is unusually hot, I will take another one 4-6 hours later just to be on the safe side. Doing this, literally reduces those bad episodes to the bathroom by about 80%. If you like hot foods like I do, but dread eating them for what they do to you, you will quickly learn to make friends with peppermint oil. It’s almost as if the peppermint oil follows the hot food on the way down and cools it off with ice cold water. If you’re skeptical about whether or not peppermint oil capsules really work, give them a try a little bit at a time. There are very side effects to be concerned about:
Occasionally, the peppermint oil capsules will give me a very slight feeling of heart burn in the esophagus when I don’t really have heartburn at all. This sensation is simply the feeling of the cold peppermint oil coating my esophagus and is not entirely unpleasant. The only other side effect I can think of is that the strong peppermint taste will sometimes overpower some of the foods or beverages I enjoy such as coffee. I’ve never liked to drink coffee after brushing my teeth because the peppermint flavor doesn’t mix. You can certainly take them with your meal without worrying about the after-state of peppermint because it takes them a while to work. By the time, you’ve finished your meal, you’ll feel like you’ve been given a very effective after dinner mint that lasts 2 -4 hours. Only take as prescribed – they are very strong and too many peppermint oil capsules can do more to hurt your stomach than help. By all means, though, keep some peppermint oil capsules on hand and learn to take them when you need them.