Peppermint

PeppermintMentha piperita

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Drying, cooling

Actions: antibacterial, carminative, spasmolytic, antiemetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, choleretic, diaphoretic

Indications: irritable bowl syndrome, colitis, indigestion, cramps, diarrhoea, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, respiratory infections

Peppermint is a hybridised cross between spear- and water-mint, that has been used as herbal medicine for thousands of years in ancient Rome, Greek and Egypt. Peppermint, has significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities, strong antioxidant and antitumor actions, and some antiallergenic potential. It has a cooling and calming effect on the body, soothes the gastric lining and promotes a stable and balanced gastrointestinal environment. Peppermint has shown to aid irritable bowel syndrome, skin conditions, headaches and nausea. [1,2]

Peppermint is used in our Chakra, Immune, Moroccan Mint Green, Moroccan Mojito and Peppermint Tea.