Peppermint

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What other names is Peppermint known by?

Black Peppermint, Bo He, Brandy Mint, Chinese Peppermint, Corn Mint, Extract of Mentha Piperita, Extract of Peppermint, Extract of Peppermint Leaves, Extract of Peppermint Leaves, Extrait de Feuilles de Menthe de Poivrée, Extrait de Mentha Piperita, Extrait de Menthe Poivrée, Feuille de Menthe Poivrée, Field Mint, Herba Menthae, Huile de Mentha Piperita, Huile de Menthe Poivrée, Huile Essentielle de Menthe Poivrée, Lamb Mint, Menta Piperita, Mentha arvensis, Mentha halpocalyx, Mentha lavanduliodora, Mentha Oil, Mentha Piperita, Mentha Piperita Extract, Mentha Piperita Oil, Mentha x piperita, Menthae Piperitae Aetheroleum, Menthae Piperitae Folium, Menthe, Menthe Anglaise, Menthe Poivrée, Menthe Pouliot, Menthe Sauvage, Menthe Verte, Menthol, Mint, Mint Balm, Oil of Peppermint, Paparaminta, Peppermint Essential Oil, Peppermint Extract, Peppermint Leaf, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Peppermint Oil, Sentebon, Western Peppermint, Yerba Buena.

What is Peppermint?

Peppermint is a plant. The leaf and oil are used as medicine.

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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