Also known as black mint, this aromatic herb is widely cultivated, particularly in Europe and America.
Oil of Peppermint is spasmolytic (relieves cramps), carminative (relieves flatulence), antiemetic (relieves nausea and sickness), and antiseptic. Its main constituent is essential oil containing menthol, menthone and menthyl acetate.
It aids indigestion by calming the muscles of the stomach and improving the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats. As a result, food passes through the small intestines more quickly. Peppermint also relaxes the muscles that allow painful digestive gas to pass. Several studies have shown that enteric coated peppermint capsules can help treat symptoms of IBS, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhoea.
Peppermint oil applied top the temples can also ease headache.
Found in Potter’s Slippery Elm Indigestion Relief Tablets.