Peppermint oil is made from the peppermint plant. It has been used for many years as a tea to calm digestion. Peppermint oil calms the smooth muscles of the stomach, intestines, and uterus and has analgesic (pain-killing) properties.
Peppermint oil is used for all the main symptoms of IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), but it may be particularly effective at relieving cramps, spasms, and pain. Several published scientific studies are showing that peppermint oil is useful in reducing IBS symptoms.