Peppermint - a plant widely used in folk and official medicine.
Mode of action and properties of peppermint
The stems, flowers, mint leaves contain tannins, essential oils, betaine, hesperidin, organic substances, carotene, flavonoids, so aware of such properties of peppermint: a calming, analgesic, choleretic, antispasmodic, antiseptic.
Mint leaves to increase the secretion of glands involved in digestion, stimulate bile flow, relieve cramps, reduce the tone of the bile duct and urinary, bowel.
Producing oil of peppermint, peppermint liqueur.
You can also use fresh and dried leaves, flowers and stems of mint.
Sedative, analgesic properties of peppermint used for angina, headaches, atherosclerosis, hypertension, neurological conditions, insomnia, lung and heart diseases.
Effective use of peppermint bronchial asthma, upper respiratory tract, flatulence, nausea, cholangitis, gastrointestinal cramps, vomiting, liver pathologies, gall bladder.
Outwardly mint can be used to rinse the mouth for toothache and gum disease, for the treatment of skin with acne, insect bites.
mode of application
Tincture of peppermint is used inside of 10-15kap at once. Therapy lasts until symptoms disappear, but you can not drink brandy longer 3-4r / day.
Peppermint oil into taking one drop of 2p / day (with heartburn, intestinal colic, poisoning, nausea), adding it to tea or juice.
When hypertension, viral respiratory infections, with a weak stroke, problems with attention, hard work, vision, you can use aroma lamp - pour two tablespoons of water in which to instill in her 5-8 drops of peppermint oil.
When inflammation of the gums to relieve toothache, preventing periodontal disease makes application with peppermint oil - 5kap. mixed with another vegetable oil 10g and treated gum. You can use oil and as a rinse - 1 glass of water falls 1-2kap. oil. Rinse the mouth after eating.
Due to preparations containing peppermint can develop an allergic reaction (rash, pruritus, headache, nausea, dizziness, heartburn, bronchospasm, respiratory depression).
With prolonged use of peppermint may develop urinary incontinence (held after the end of treatment), impaired potency in men.
Contraindications to the use of peppermint
Contraindications peppermint: Hypersensitivity, pregnancy, age 6l, low blood pressure, varicose veins, gastric hyperacidity.
Also contraindications peppermint is its combination with homeopathic remedies and the need to carry out activities that require high concentration of attention.