Wildcrafted Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita) - First described in England in 1696, Peppermint now grows all over the world. Peppermint has been a classic choice for the reduction of nausea for hundreds of years. Peppermint has recognized antispasmodic effects on the digestive system.. peppermint is also found to relieve colonic spasm which makes it a soothing food for inflammatory bowel disease. Peppermint tea, is also effective for many overlapping applications. Peppermint is the first herb to try for abdominal pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) due to its relaxing effect on the smooth muscles of the entire GI tract from esophagus to colon. It reduces spasms during endoscopic GI procedures. It is useful for various causes of nausea and a weak cooled tea of Peppermint is an old English herbal remedy for infantile colic.
Peppermint has a long history of use as a digestive aid, for improving digestion after meals, and calming nausea, flatulence and used to settle an upset stomach.
Peppermint has also been useful for upper respiratory congestion.
Peppermint is widely used for a variety of medicinal purposes, including coughs and colds, as well as for gastrointestinal purposes. When caring for colds, mint teas and infusions are taken internally.
Peppermint kills some types of bacteria, fungi, and viruses and proves to have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
Research conducted shows that Peppermint relaxes the bronchial smooth muscles and increases ventilation - soothes yet energizes the mind. Peppermint eases anxiety associated with depression as well. Components found in Peppermint leaves help improve daily energy levels and reduce fatigue. Although the research is still in its early stages, one human study found that peppermint essential oils released in Peppermint tea, when drank daily, can reduce mental fatigue and improve daily concentration.
Our Essential Wellness Botanicals that are formulated with Peppermint are as follows:
A review of the bioactivity and potential health benefits of peppermint tea (Mentha piperita L.) - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16767798/
Peppermint a medicinal herb and treasure of health: A review -
Peppermint Leaf - Wildcrafted - 65 g
General guidelines for Peppermint Leaf use - are as follows: Dried herb (used for tea): 1 to 2 tsp dried herb steeped in 8 oz. hot water for 1/2 hour; drink 2 to 3 cups daily.
Peppermint Leaf can also be tinctured by various methods of your choice.