peppermint

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Part used Herb
Use Tea, Oil (in enteric coated capsule form)
Benefits
  • Calms stomach, quells indigestion; general stimulant; kills micro-organsims that cause food poisoning
  • As oil in enteric-coated capsules
    • is prevented by the capsules from being released in the stomach
    • is instead released in small and large intestines where it relaxes muscles
    • helps with improving rhythmic contractions of intestinal tract
    • relieves intestinal spasm, and helps with IBS
Dangers None known

Adapted from:

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

Murray, M. (2001). Total body tune-up. Chapter 2. New York, N.Y.: Bantam Press

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