Tea? Is Peppermint tea okay for IBS-C?

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Is it helpful to use peppermint tea for IBS-C or is it better for IBS-D? I've been drinking it, but then I realized the package said it was good for slowing the digestive system down. Not what I think would be helpful for IBS-C.

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    Also, is weak black tea okay to drink?
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  • Posted

    I have C and D and it really helps me...also peppermint oil capsules....

    but i seems to vary from person to person..

     

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    Yes it an calm your tummy

    BOB

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    peppermint tea relieves cramps and trapped wind, so it depends on your symptoms.

    regular tea is fine if youre not sensitive to caffeine

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    I have IBS C and I tried peppermint tea not realising either that it slows the gut down. Although it didn't constipate me it gave me heartburn and didn't reduce stomach pain.  In my case it relaxed my oesophageal sphincter too much and caused acid to escape.    I suffer from chronic heartburn due to a weak sphincter. 

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      Peppermint tea is supposed to be good for constipation but everyone is different. To be honest, I have tried a variety of herbal teas which are very nice but they do nothing for my IBS.  Still as it is natural, it does no harm to see if they help.
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    Occasionally but I found if I drink this during an attack for some reason it can make me queasy so I also have camomile as seems to smooth also
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    Hi, You can get enteric coated peppermint capsules, they dissolve in intestines and relieve inflammation, the seem to work for me.
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