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Peppermint Essential 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, Steam Distilled Oil
Administrative Methods: Cut herb for infusions, extracts and other natural preparations.
Herb Action: Anti-spasmodic, Choleretic, Carminative
Health Warnings: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. May cause skin irritation - always do a skin test. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified herbal practitioner.
• Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and keep away from children.
• 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 or in epilepsy.
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