Peppermint Herbal Supplement

Peppermint Supplement Info

Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint.  The plant though mainly found in Europe is now cultivated all over the world.  Peppermint has a long tradition of use in medicines and as a flavoring agent.

Peppermint Supplement Benefits

  • Peppermint aroma is found to enhance memory.

  • Peppermint is used as tea, or as a flavoring agent in ice-creams, confectionary, chewing gum, and toothpaste.

  • It is also used in shampoos, which gives the hair a minty scent and in soaps which produces a cooling sensation on the skin.

  • Peppermint aids in digestion, it calms the stomach muscles and improves the flow of bile.

  • Peppermint relieves flatulence and bloating.

  •  Studies show that enteric coated peppermint capsules help treat the condition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

  • Skin irritations caused by poison ivy, hives, are soothed by the local application of peppermint.

  • Peppermint oil applied locally to the forehead reduces headaches.

  • Peppermint is an effective decongestant.

  • Peppermint shows promise as potential anti cancer agent.

  • Peppermint aids breathing in asthma, and colds.

  • Peppermint is also a rich source of nutrients.

  • Peppermint is also used to treat nausea.

  • Peppermint flowers are large nectar producers, and it produces a mild pleasant honey. 

Peppermint Supplement Dosage

  • Tea- I tsp of dried peppermint leaves brewed in water for 10 mins,   Strain and cool.   Four to five times per day in between meals.

  • Enteric coated capsules, 1-2 capsules three times a day for IBS.

  • Use a tincture of 10% peppermint to 90% ethanol for headaches, by applying on the forehead and allowing to evaporate.

  • For skin irritations apply a peppermint based cream no more than 3-4 times daily.

Peppermint Supplement Side effects

  • Peppermint should not be taken if you suffer from gastroesophegal reflux disease.

  • Peppermint increases gallstones.

  • Large dose of peppermint is toxic.

  • Peppermint reacts with certain allopathic medicines which you may be taking. 

  • Peppermint interferes with diabetic and high blood pressure medications.

  • Peppermint may also cause heartburn and acidity.