Peppermint has been one of the popular herbs known since antiquity for its distinctive aroma and medicinal value. The herb has a characteristic refreshing cool breeze sensation on taste buds, palate and throat when eaten, and on nasal olfaction glands when inhaled
peppermint, Mint, Peppermint leaves Health Benefits :
1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
2. Colonic Spasm and Gas
3. Gastric Emptying Disorders
4. Functional Dyspepsia (Upset Stomach and Indigestion)
5. Breastfeeding-Associated Nipple Pain and Damage
6. Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
7. Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea
8. Radiation Damage
Nutritional in peppermint, Mint, Peppermint leaves :
1. Energy 70 Kcal
2. Protein 3.75 g
3. Fat 0.94 g
4. Vitamin A 4248 IU
5. Vitamin C 31.8 mg
6. Calcium 243 mg
Medicinal uses :
1. Peppermint oil has analgesic, local anesthetic and counter-irritant properties. It has been used in the preparation of topical muscle relaxants, and analgesics.
2. It is also being used in oral hygiene products and bad-breath remedies like mouthwash, toothpaste, mouth and tongue-spray, and more generally as a food flavor agent; e.g. in chewing-gum, candy.
3. It is also being used in oral hygiene products and bad-breath remedies like mouthwash, toothpaste, mouth and tongue-spray, and more generally as a food flavor agent; for instance, in chewing gums, candy, etc. (Medical disclaimer).
4. As mentioned above, essential oils in the peppermint act on cold-sensitive receptors in the skin, mouth and throat; the property that is responsible for the well-known cooling sensation that it provokes when inhaled, eaten, or applied on the skin. This characteristic of mint can be employed in the preparation of cough/cold reliving remedies like syrups, lozenges and nasal inhalers.
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