peppermint

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Part used Herb
Use Tea, Oil (in enteric coated capsule form)
Benefits
  • Calms stomach, quells indigestion; general stimulant; kills micro-organsims that cause food poisoning
  • As oil in enteric-coated capsules, are prevented by the capsules from being released in the stomach and instead released in small and large intestines where it relaxes muscles, thus helping with improving rhythmic contractions of intestinal tract and relieving intestinal spasm, and helping with IBS
Dangers Raw peppermint leaves contain toxic substances and should not be ingested

Adapted from:

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

Murray, M. (2001). Total body tune-up. Chapter 2. New York, N.Y.: Bantam Press

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