- What other names is Peppermint known by?
- What is Peppermint?
- How does Peppermint work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Peppermint.
Possibly Effective for...
- Upset stomach (dyspepsia).
- Tension headaches when applied topically.
- Relaxing the colon during exams including barium enemas or radiologic procedures.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Nausea following surgery.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), toothaches, itchy skin, infections, morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, painful menstrual periods, bacteria overgrowth in the intestines, lung infections, spasms of the stomach and gallbladder, cough and symptoms of cold, inflammation of mouth and respiratory tract lining, muscle or nerve pain, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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