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Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Sandalwood Oil

Other Names: Peppermint, Brandy Mint, Curled Mint, Balm Mint, Mentha Piperita
Traditional Usages: Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Colic, Abdominal Cramps, Nausea, Chorea, Diarrhea, Colds, Influenza, Reduce Appetite, Crohn's Disease, Travel Sickness, Vomiting, Catarrh, Gall Bladder Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Bad Breath, Smoking Addiction,
Resources: Europe, Asia, India, North America
Parts Used: Whole Herb, Distilled Oil
Administrative Methods:  Cut herb for infusions, extracts and other natural preparations.
Herb Action: Anti-spasmodic, choleretic, carminative
Herbal Research: Peppermint
Health Warnings:

  • Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. 
  • Do not apply the peppermint oil directly to a tooth, because the full-strength oil can cause heartbeat irregularities. 
  • Do not take peppermint if there is an existing gallbladder problem.
  • Pure volatile oils can act as an irritant to skin and mucus membranes and should therefore only be used after dilution.
  • Do not use peppermint if you have problems with reflux or heartburn.


Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Sandalwood Oil - Herbal remedy for Migraine: Add a few drops of one of these oils to your bath water and relax in it for 20-minutes.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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