Description : Peppermint oil is derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant or Mentha pipertita, a hybrid of the water mint and spearmint plants, and M. arvensis var.piperascensa, a plant from the Labiatae family that thrives in Europe and North America.
Peppermint oil is commonly used as flavoring in foods and beverages and as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. Peppermint oil also is used for a variety of health conditions and can be taken orally in dietary supplements or topically as a skin cream or ointment.
Some evidence suggests that peppermint oil may help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion. But despite promising research, there is no clear-cut evidence to support its use for other health conditions.
When used as directed, dietary supplements and skin preparations containing peppermint oil are likely safe for most adults.
Mint oil also known as peppermint oil is obtained by steam distillation of fresh flowering tops of Mentha piperita containing not less than 50% of total I-menthol. The active constituents of mint oil is menthol, which may be in free (70%)( and in ester form. The other constituents are enthone, menthofuran, and jasmone (responsible for pleasant flavour). It is used as a carminative, stimulant ,aromatic, counter-irritant, mild antiseptic. Popularly used as a flavouring agent in tooth pastes, chewing gums, essences and perfumes.
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- Improve Bloating and Indigestion
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- Reduce Nausea
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- Reduces stomach aches
- Soothe digestive issues
- Freshens bad breath
- Relieves headaches
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- Clears respiratory tract
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- Releases tight muscles
- Cost-effective natural solution to replace pharmaceutical drugs
Side Effects :
In most adults, the small doses of peppermint oil contained in dietarysupplements and skin preparations appear to be safe. Pregnant andbreastfeeding women, however, should avoid such products because little is known about their safety during pregnancy and lactation.
Possible side effects of peppermint oil include:
- Allergic reactions such as flushing, headache, and mouth sores
- Anal burning during bouts of diarrhea
Although enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules may reduce the risk of heartburn, their protective coating can break down more quickly and increase the risk of heartburn when taken at the same time as prescription and over-the-counter medications that decrease stomach acid and which are often used for heartburn or acid reflux. It’s best to take such drugs at least two hours after taking enteric-coated peppermint oil products. A stomach condition called achlorhydria, in which the stomach doesn’t produce hydrochloric acid, also may hasten the coating’s breakdown. So people with the condition are advised against using peppermint oil.
|Odour||:||Strong Penetrating Peppermint Odour and pungent taste|