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Peppermint Oil

Other Names: Peppermint Oil, Oil Peppermint, Essential Oil Peppermint, Mentha piperita
Traditional Usages: Asthma, Headache, Morning Sickness, Fever,  Indigestion, Anorexia, Acid Reflux, Scabies, Flatulence, Herpes, Pubic Hair Lice, Colds, Flu, Clears Nasal Passage, Irritable colon, Myalgia and neuralgia.
Resources: Egypt, Asia, Europe, India
Parts Used: Peppermint Oil is processed from peppermint herb.
Administration Method: Oils and natural preparations for internal and external use.
Herb Action: Antispasmodic, Carminative, Cholagogue, Antibacterial, Secretolytic, Cooling
Herbal Research: Peppermint Essential Oil
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, obstruction of bile ducts, gallbladder inflammation, severe liver damage.  In case of gallstones, peppermint to be used only after consultation with your medical doctor.

Health Warning: Preparations containing peppermint oil should not be used on the face, particularly the nose, of infants and small children.  

Peppermint Oil - Herbal remedy for Chilblains: Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a tub of warm water. Put legs and toes in it for some time, then dry.

Peppermint Oil - Herbal remedy for Mouth Ulcers: Apply a few drops of peppermint oil to the mouth ulcers.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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