Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest known remedies, noted in Chinese medical literature since the Tang Pen Tsao period, (659 AD). Peppermint has been in use since the dawn of recorded history in every known society as a gastric stimulant, since it tends to stimulate the flow of the stomach digestive fluids necessary for healthy digestion and as a stomachic and tonic, it strengthens and tones the stomach. It is used for spasms and convulsions in infants and can also be used for griping pain in the intestines. Peppermint is an energizer oxygenating the bloodstream and encouraging digestive fluid production. As a nerve stimulant, the oil of peppermint increases the functions of respiration and increases oxygen supply to the blood, which cleans the blood and strengthens the body’s systems. It is beneficial during pregnancy and may be used AFTER the first trimester to help digestion, to soothe the stomach and overcome nausea.
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Peppermint Leaf can provide relief for: • Appetite • Colic • Colitis • Digestion/Diarrhea • Fevers • Headaches • Nausea/Vomiting