Studies related to Colonic Tension and Peppermint

Premedication With Peppermint Oil Capsules In Colonoscopy: A Double Blind Placebo-controlled Randomized Trial Study

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 65
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
When subjects were given the standard dose of colpermin (0.2mL peppermint oil) four hours prior to a colonoscopy, colonic tension and spasm frequency were significantly reduced (due to the relaxing properties of peppermint oil) and this led to increased tolerance by patients and an overall improved experienced during the colonoscopy by both patient and practitioner.