Peppermint

Mentha x piperita

Herbal Actions

  • Antispasmodic
  • Decongestant
  • Antiseptic
  • Analgesic
  • Choleretic
  • Antipruritic

Used For

  • Digestive discomfort (IBS, pain, dyspepsia, & wind)
  • Common cold & fever
  • Nausea (during travel or pregnancy)
  • Gallbladder & biliary disorders
  • Topically for rheumatism, sprains, & strains

Avoid If...

You have a hiatal hernia

References

  • Blumenthal, M., & Busse, W. R. (1998). Expanded Commission E Monographs. Austin, Texas : Boston : American Botanical Council

  • World Heath Organisation. (2004). WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants: Volume 2. World Health Organisation, Geneva