Mentha piperita (Peppermint)

ACTION:

Antiseptic, Carminative, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Stomachic and Aromatic.

Peppermint is frequently used to relieve stomach and bowel spasms and promote the expulsion of flatus. It is a good tea to drink either during meals or after meals to aid digestion.

INDICATION:

Intestinal colic. Common cold. Digestive pains caused by gas. Dysmenorrhoea. Morning sickness.

The tea (infusion) is safe but the tincture and essential oil should only be used under professional supervision - REASON.

RESEARCH

Menthol, one of the constituents of Mentha piperita was found to be a high potent inducer of P450IIB1 (Friedli, Georges-Louis, 1992). This liver enzyme when stimulated increases detoxication by the liver.

REFERENCES

Friedli, Georges-Louis (1992). See MSc Thesis, University of Surrey, England. The thesis can also be found at

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FRIEDLI ENTERPRISES
Georges-Louis Friedli, PgDip., MSc., PhD.
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