MENTHA PIPERITA L, M. haplocalyx

Peppermint

Family: Labiatae (Lamiaceae)

Medical use: Muscle pain, neurotic pain, itch, irritable bowel, intestine inflammation and parasites, antiseptic (mouth, throat), sedative, vomit, migraine

Parts: Fresh leaf, oil

Side effects:
  • No side effect by suggested dose and duration
  • Dont use pure mint in long period, it can effect heart negatively. Take a 5 days break when used 5 days. If you should use it longer, prefer to make proper mix to balance it (like fennel)
  • Patients with heart problems should consult a doctor first
  • Can cause muscle irritation, heartburn (depending upon increasing acidity in stomach), inflammation in stomach and intestine, if used in high dose or long duration
Drug interaction:
  • Can extend remove duration of Cyclosporine from body and increase side effects of it
  • Can interact with antifunghal and antibacterial drugs, consult a doctor
  • Can interact with drugs, which changed by liver, consult a doctor

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Muscle pain, neurotic pain, itch, irritable bowel, intestine inflammation and parasites, sedative, vomit, migraine:

Tea: 10-15 piece leaf, smash lightly, add 150ml boiled water, brew 3-5min, drink hot. 2 times a day

Neurotic pain, migraine:

Essential oil: One spoon oil in a bowl, fullfilled with hot water. Inhale its steam. Also oil can spread between upper lip and nose to inhale

Externaly: 

Neurotic pain, migraine:

Essential oil: Simply apply it on areas with pain

Antiseptic:

Essential oil: 2-3 drops in 100ml water, gargle and rinse with it

Name Mentha considered to came from greek ‘minytho: microbe cleaner’ or indish ‘manta: smash and rub’. Peppermint is a natural hybrid of M. aquatica (watermint) and M. spicata (spearmint, common mint).

Even other varieties have been used to medical purpose, today only M. Piperita and M haplocalyx distinguis as medicine. Peppermint has spread today to all regions of world.

In ancient Egypt some drawings similar to mint have been found, also in some pyramids dry leaf itself, dated to 1000bc. Book named Tang Bencao proves that allready in 7. century in Chine mint has been used to treatments. Also ancient Greek resources refer to the plant as medicine. At 15. century it has begann to grown by English society.

Dry leafs wouldnt effect same way, because they are losing their essential oil by drying period.

Content: Menthol (mostly), menthon (less), menthil acetate, menthofuran, trepenoids, flavonoids (kaempferol, hesperidin, eriocitrin, tannen, resin

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First get an examination by a doctor for diagnosis and better consult a doctor for treatment!

Check the herbs and plants below for side effects and interactions with other drugs you use and other disorders you might have!

Don’t maintain any herbal treatment longer than two weeks unless otherwise specified. If any side effecet or any worsening seen, stop using it and consult a doctor!

Rheumatism

Tea: 3g fine grinded mixture, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. 1 cup at night.

Alternative:

Red Centaury (Erythrarea Cen. Pers.) herb 25 g

Fennel seeds 25 g

Tea: 3g fine grinded mixture, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. Max 2 times a day.

First get an examination by a doctor for diagnosis and better consult a doctor for treatment!

Check the herbs and plants below for side effects and interactions with other drugs you use and other disorders you might have!

Don’t maintain any herbal treatment longer than two weeks unless otherwise specified. If any side effecet or any worsening seen, stop using it and consult a doctor!

Blood Cleaner

Nettel (Urtica dioica) 50g

Aloe Vera 50g

Tea: 2g dry nettel, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter, let it cool a litle, mix a turkish tea spoon (2.5ml)  aloe vera juice in it. Drink fresh two times a day, a week long. Can be sweeten with little honey.