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Common name(s): peppermint
Origin: Mediterranean Europe, Middle East
Parts used: aerial
Constituents: volatile oil (methol, menthone and jasmone) tannins, bitter, phenolic acids (rosmarinic, chlorogenic, caffeic), flavonoids (luteolin, rutin, hesperidin), gum, resins, nutrients (carotenes, choline, vitamin E, minerals)
Therapeutic actions: carminative, antispasmodic, aromatic, diaphoretic, nervine, anti-septic, analgesic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, anti-tussive
Organs or systems affected: digestive system, blood, respiratory system, central nervous system, immune system
Main medicinal uses:
Counterindications: Peppermint is believed to be generally safe when consumed in amounts normally found in food. The essential oil present side effects if used in large quantities. Headaches, heart burn, and allergic reactions may occur with excessive use
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