Peppermint oil may be able to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion, according to WebMD. There are promising research papers that suggest the oil could be used to help both of these conditions.
Peppermint oil is a type of essential oil that is derived from the peppermint plant, explains WebMD. It is used to flavor foods and beverages, and can be used in cosmetics and in soaps as well. In addition, peppermint oil can possibly be used to improve a patient's health. Medicinally, peppermint oil is used by some people to help relieve the symptoms of a variety of digestive disorders. Dietary supplements with peppermint oil also potentially help treat nausea, morning sickness and menstrual cramps, but WebMD states that there is no clear evidence as of 2015 that these supplements actually work.