Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Other names: Black Peppermint, Brandy Mint, Extract of Mentha Piperita, Extract of Peppermint, Extract of Peppermint Leaves, Extract of Peppermint Leaves, Extrait de Feuilles de Menthe de Poivrée
Uses: Teas are made from its leaves as well as the oil. The use of these brings an exhilarating aromatic sensation as well as fresh oxygen for well being. A cup of tea will relieve baby’s colic. A touch of oil to the tongue of a baby or adult will push distressful gas, from the body and settle the stomach. Very good for morning sickness. A partial list of its corrective abilities is: diarrhea, dizziness, convulsions, earache, fainting, fevers, stomach and bowel gas, nausea, restlessness, motion sickness, vomiting and heart palpitations.
Peppermint is an aromatic stimulant with carminative properties. Useful in flatulency, nausea, diarrhea; colic, nervous headache, heartburn, and as a flavoring agent. The oil and menthol are used externally in headache, neuralgia, etc.
Warnings/Concerns/Drug Interactions: May affect how medications are broken down by the liver. Consult your doctor before using peppermint medicinally.
Always consult your physician before taking any medicinal products. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to see if the product is appropriate for you. If you experience any pain or adverse side-effects, stop and consult your healthcare provider immediately.