One of the most popular traditional medicinal plants, Peppermint Oil has long been used to treat a variety of ailments, among which are indigestion, nausea, sore throat, coughs, earaches, cramps, baby’s colic, colds, toothaches and gastrointestinal disorders.
The oil diluted in water has been used to treat nausea and stomach problems, particularly in children. Peppermint is also well known as a sedative for nervousness, insomnia and migraine.
Common Names: Peppermint.
Parts Used: Whole herb, oil.
Potential toxicity’s associated with excessive consumption.
Internally, one drop or less on the tongue. Externally, apply lightly to cover affected area. Avoid contact with eyes.
References: TYLER, Varro E., Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals, PPP, NY, 1994. The Lawrence Review of Natural Products, Facts and Comparisons, St-Louis, MO, 1996. HOWARD, Dr. A. B., Herbal Extracts, First Edition, The Blue Goose Press, Michigan, 1983.