(tinctura Mentha X piperita)
from AMAZON HERBS®
Peppermint is a hybrid; actually a cross between watermint and spearmint.
Menthol, menthone & carboxyl esters (menthyl acetate) menthone menthofuran, 1,8-cineol, limonene, pulegone, caryophyllene, pinene. Terpenoids and flavonoids (eriocitrin, hesperidin & kaempferol 7-O-rutinoside.
Minerals (calcium, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and iron).
Some of the enzymes found in mint leaves can be helpful for those who are fighting cancer.
Traditional medicinal applications
Digestive support; also used as a remedy for gas, nausea, heartburn, cramping, bloating, flatulence, hiccups, stomachaches.
Also used against skin infections, rashes and bug bites.
Sinus support (clear sinus and throat); can help ease the pain of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Relieves menstrual cramps and nausea; peppermint can ease tension headaches. Peppermint supports the gastrointestinal tract as well as the gallbladder and bile ducts.
Used for aromatherapy (supports the upper respiratory system).
Contraindications and warnings
Pregnant and nursing women should not take Peppermint; only after consulting a health practitioner.
Those who suffering from gallbladder disorders, gallstones or blockage of the bile duct, or take heartburn medication should not take Peppermint.
Tincture: 0.5 – 1.0 ml; 1 – 3 times daily
For more information on Peppermint, go to the "Mentha X piperita plant" page.
The above presentation is for informational and educational purposes only.
It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage.
For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over - the - counter (OTC) medication is also available.
Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using dietary supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications.
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