Peppermint May Help Ease Difficulty Swallowing, Dysphagia

“Our findings suggest that peppermint may help prevent these symptoms by relaxing the smooth muscle in the lower esophagus,” says Donald O. Castell, M.D., a professor emeritus in the MUSC College of Medicine, a nationally recognized gastroenterologist, and senior author on the article.

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Mohamed H. G. Khalaf, Sejal Chowdhary, B. Joseph Elmunzer, Puja Sukhwani Elias, Donald Castell. Impact of Peppermint Therapy on Dysphagia and Non-cardiac Chest Pain: A Pilot Study. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 2019; DOI: 10.1007/s10620-019-05523-8

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10620-019-05523-8