Mint. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Mint Properties

- The Mint is digestive, carminative, colicinético. It is natural antispasmodic and antiseptic.
- Nervous system stimulant.
- Used for indigestion, gastric atony, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, flatulence, intestinal infections, stomach cramps, flatulence, enteritis, irritable bowel syndrome.
- Colic, cholecystitis, hepatobiliary dyskinesia, vomiting. and general weakness.
- Other uses of the mind: headaches, dysmenorrhoea, fatigue, convalescence, sinusitis.
- In use topic: bone and joint inflammation, neuralgia, toothache, urticaria, eczema, colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis.

Contraindications to the Mint
Essential oil:
- Individual hypersensitivity to peppermint essential oil.
- Do not use the pure essential oil internally through during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years old or people with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, liver disease, epilepsy or other neurological diseases.
- Do not apply topically to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to its essential oil
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of Mint
- Its essential oil can occur in sensitive individuals, nervousness and insomnia.
- The essence inhaled, may cause laryngo and bronchospasm, especially in children. In this case we recommend a preventive practice of tolerance test prior to the implementation of essential oil inhalations. This test is to inhale for 15 seconds and wait 30 minutes the reaction.
- Excessive inhalation of menthol products can cause nausea, anorexia, tachycardia and neurological disorders.
- Exceptionally, essential oil can cause contact dermatitis.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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