Peppermint for IBS
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|Wed, 12-28-2011 - 8:09am|
Have you ever tried peppermint for your IBS? Did it help? Well according to research reported by Health Day News scientists have discovered how it helps:
New research offers insight into how peppermint helps relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia report that peppermint activates an "anti-pain" channel in the colon. This contributes to relief of pain from inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
"Our research shows that peppermint acts through a specific anti-pain channel called TRPM8 to reduce pain-sensing fibers, particularly those activated by mustard and chili," Dr. Stuart Brierley said in a university news release. READ MORE