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Peppermint: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?

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PEPPERMINT: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?

Peppermint is determined each known as a herbal tea, which can also drink when you're not sick.

The peppermint is actually a pretty strong healing effect and is not overly suitable therefore as Haustee. Who but tolerates well, does not have to give up his regular mint tea.

Peppermint grows quite easily in home gardens and comes back year after year, when they first became times at home.

Other types of mint, such as water mint or Nanaminze have similar effects.

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Characteristics

Main applications: Indigestion,
Healing: antibakteriell,
beruhigend,
entzündungswidrig,
keimtötend,
galletreibend,
krampflösend,
schmerzstillend,
tonisierend,
Areas of application: Appetitlosigkeit,
Blähungen,
Brechreiz,
Durchfall,
Erkältung, Gallenbeschwerden , Grippe , Herzschwäche, Hexenschuss , Ischias , Kopfschmerzen , Magenkrämpfe, Magenschmerzen, Migräne, Mundgeruch, Nervenschmerzen, Nierenschwäche, Rheuma, Schlaflosigkeit , Schlecht healing wounds, Painful periods, colds , nausea, indigestion, menopausal symptoms ,

scientific name: Mentha piperita
Plant Family: Lamiaceae = Labiatae
English name: Peppermint
popular names: Core mint, balm, mint precious, English mint, garden mint, Peperminte, Schmeckerts, Teeminze
misspellings: Pfeferminze
Parts used: Foliage
Ingredients: essential oils (including menthol), tannins, bitter compounds, flavonoids, enzymes, valeric acid
Collection time: in early summer before flowering

Application

Internally as a tea

The peppermint is preferably used as a tea.
So it helps internally for gastrointestinal complaints, headaches and other problems listed above.

Even as Haustee in everyday life it is popular because it tastes so refreshing. In Arab countries, the mint is even ubiquitous national drink.

Peppermint is part of a carminative tincture which relieves flatulence:

Recipes: carminativum
External Applications

For external use, you can use the tea infusion for baths, washes and compresses.
For headaches can make forehead envelopes with mint tea.

Essential Oil - externally

As essential oil can inhale or rub the peppermint for colds.
The essential oil first calls forth a feeling of cold and then a feeling of warmth. It relieves pain and dissolves cramps, plus it widens air ways.

Therefore, it make easy breathing and relieves headaches. Applied in time it can mitigate or prevent migraines.

Also, joint pain, muscle tension and neuralgia can thus be solved.

In the eyes but peppermint essential oil should not get up, because it would irritate the eyes too much.

See also:

Essential oil: mint
Ointment Kitchen: mint balm
Ointment Kitchen: Bear balm
Essential Oil - internally
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High quality peppermint oil can be dosed low and diluted with liquid and take internally.
It then promotes the secretion of bile, strengthens digestion and can ease cramps.

However, internally ingested peppermint oil is very strong and should not be taken too often.

Watch out!
During pregnancy you should not use peppermint, like all mint species, because it could possibly cause miscarriages.

Also, some people can not tolerate peppermint. This gives them a stomachache. Such people should refrain from the use of peppermint. In some cases, the milder water mint is better tolerated.

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Plant Description

Peppermint is a Bastardart of spearmint, which spontaneously arose in the 17th century in England. Therefore, the peppermint occurs in nature originally intended not wild.
The peppermint multiplies itself by root suckers, which sprout from each new peppermint plants.

It is about 30 cm high and has angular stems that branch upwards, if they have enough space.

The finely serrated elongated dark green leaves are decussate along the stem.

If you rub them, you can smell the typical minty.

From June peppermint flowers in the form of spikes at the tips of the shoots with weissrosanen small flowers.

Other varieties

Cologne mint
Of peppermint, there are several sub-species or varieties.

Some aromatic plants belong to it, where the mints other scents than the normal peppermint.

On the photo you can see for example the cologne mint, the scent of cologne.

Disclaimer: Ask your doctor or pharmacist
The visit to the site can not replace a visit to the doctor.
Prefer case of serious or unclear symptoms necessarily your doctor.

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