Peppermint


Article Outline
  1. 1. Composition
  2. 2. Healing Properties
    1. 2.1. Analgesic
    2. 2.2. Antiemetic
    3. 2.3. Antispasmodic
    4. 2.4. Stimulating Nervine
    5. 2.5. Stimulating Diaphoretic
  3. 3. Disease / Symptom Treatment
    1. 3.1. Hiccups
    2. 3.2. Upset Stomach
    3. 3.3. Bad Breath
    4. 3.4. Colds
    5. 3.5. Flu
    6. 3.6. Fever
    7. 3.7. Sinus Congestion
    8. 3.8. Headaches
    9. 3.9. Itching and Inflammation of the skin

Peppermint[1]

Composition

Peppermin contains the flavonoid Hesperidin.

Healing Properties

Analgesic

Antiemetic

Peppermint is effective against vomiting and nausea.

Antiemetics are typically used to treat motion sickness and the side effects of opioid analgesics, general anaesthetics, antipsychotic medication and chemotherapy directed against cancer.

Antispasmodic

Peppermint has been used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.

Stimulating Nervine

Peppermint has been used to stimulate the nerves.

Stimulating Diaphoretic

Peppermint has been used when a person has a fever but they feel chilled and are shivering.

This herb supports the body’s desire to increase internal temperatures.

Disease / Symptom Treatment

Hiccups

Upset Stomach

Bad Breath

Colds

Flu

Fever

Sinus Congestion

Headaches

Itching and Inflammation of the skin

  • externally applied

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