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PEPPERMINT

(Mentha piperita)


A strongly aromatic, bitter decongestant herb that relieves spasms, increases perspiration, improves digestion, and has antiseptic, mildly anesthetic effects. It acts mainly on the digestive system, especially on the lower bowel.

PROPERTIES:

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
· internally for nausea, morning sickness, vomiting, influenza and colds
· tends to stimulate the flow of stomach digestive fluid that is necessary to healthy digestion
· used primarily to alleviate stomach and intestinal problems such as indigestion, gastric ulcer, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome, colic
· used as a specific in almost every digestive, colon cleansing and bowel combination to control flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
· beneficial during pregnancy and may be used after the first trimester to help digestion, to soothe the stomach and overcome nausea
· may be combined with Elder Flower and Yarrow or Boneset in influenzal colds

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily..
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Excessive use of essential oil causes irritation to mucous membranes. May cause allergic reactions. Not given to infants in any form.

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.