Does peppermint oil relieve spasm during barium enema?

  title={Does peppermint oil relieve spasm during barium enema?},
  author={Mary Sparks and Patricia O'Sullivan and Anthony Herrington and Sameh K. Morcos},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  volume={68 812},
The effectiveness of topical peppermint oil added to barium sulphate suspension in relieving colonic muscle spasm during double contrast barium enema examination was assessed in a double blind study. 141 patients were randomized either to a control group (71 patients) examined with standard barium suspension or to the treatment group which received peppermint oil mixed with the barium preparation. No residual spasm was evident in a significant proportion of patients in the treated group (60… CONTINUE READING
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