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Peppermint Leaves Dried Fine Cut Organic - 60 g - Herbal Collection

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Peppermint Leaves Dried Fine Cut Organic - 60 g - Herbal Collection

Mentha piperata




Peppermint tea has long been viewed as an excellent way to ease an upset stomach, calming the digestive tract and alleviating indigestion, gas, and cramps.

Used in Food, Drinks, Tisanes, Mouthwash, easing Sunburns, Breath Freshener, Moth repellent and much more


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plant name


Peppermint, peppermint (English)


International Latin denomination


Mentha x piperita L. (Mentha piperita)


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Perennial plant by its rhizome, very aromatic, with square section stems, dark opposite leaves, 80 cm high, with a very characteristic smell of menthol when crushed. They are covered with large hairs secreting essential oil .
  • Cultivated in Europe, Asia, North America


History and tradition



Parts used



Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil


Mentha spicata

Mentha x villosa contains:




Plant properties


  • Muscle relaxant, relaxant and antispasmodic of intestinal smooth muscles by blocking the calcium channel [1] and probably parasympatholytic effect [2]
  • Analgesic by the aqueous extract [3] and anesthetic effect on the central and peripheral nervous system [4]
  • Neuroprotective, antidepressant effect by MAOI effect and affinity with GABA-A, inhibition of acetylcholinesterase ( Mentha x piperita and Mentha aquatica ) [5]
  • Stimulates digestive secretions, but inhibits biliary emptying [6] , facilitates gas expulsion, diaphoretic
  • Anti-ulcer [7]
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral [8]
  • Anti-oxidant and anti-radical by eriocitrin [9] , [10]
  • Antitumor [11] , protective against benzopyrene-induced carcinogenesis and mutagenesis [12]
  • Anti-histaminique, antiallergénique
  • Immunomodulateur
  • Potential chemoprevention and radiation protection agent [13]
  • Prolonged consumption of mint may decrease testosterone levels and increase FSH and LH in male rats, with diffuse germ cell aplasia in the seminiferous tubules [14]
  • The essential oil is analgesic and anti-migraine
  • Peppermint EO is repellent and larvicidal against Aedes aegypti , the agent of dengue [15]
  • Piperitone oxide from Mentha x villosa is potent antihypertensive


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil


  • General stimulant and nerve tonic, slightly exciting
  • Antiseptic, antifungal [16] , activity on Trichosporon ovoides , agent of scalp mycosis, with Cymbopogon winterianus , Cinnamomum zeylanicum , Melaleuca alternifolia , Eucalyptus globulus [17] , anti - Helicobacter pylori [18] , anti-herpetic on HSV -1 and HSV-2 even resistant to acyclovir [19]
    • Can help reduce antibiotic resistance by acting on the detection of the quorum of bacteria or "quorum sensing" (see menthol )
  • Immunostimulating effect, increases innate immunity and humoral response [20]
  • Secretolytic, nasal decongestant, astringent
  • Skin numbing and refreshing
  • Nasal vasoconstrictive, may be irritant, antispasmodic (relieves morphine-induced sphincter of Oddi spasm)
  • Anti-migraine essential oil [21] (positive experiment with 10% alcohol at 90° in local applications to the temples)
  • Sympatholytic for Lapraz & Duraffourd [22]
  • 2 grams of peppermint essential oil leads to the abolition of reflexes and bulbar paralysis
  • Inhalation of essential oil is anti-emetic, but less than that of spearmint [23]
  • Hairy mint EO Mentha x villosa is hypotensive by endothelial activity [24]




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Nausea, gastroesophageal reflux, aerogastria, motion sickness
  • Colopathies, spastic colitis, digestive spasms, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Urolithiasis
  • Migraines : application locale de l'HE
  • Allergic rhinitis [25]
  • Female hirsutism (?) Prolonged consumption of mint may decrease testosterone levels


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)



Known or suspected mode of action


  • Weak parasympatholytic (?)
  • Menthol and mint essential oil possess considerable antiplasmidal activity in Escherichia coli [26]


Usual formulations


  • Peppermint leaves: 20 grams for 1/2 liter of simmering water, infuse 10 minutes. Drink during the day




  • French Pharmacopoeia list A (leaf, flowering top)
  • Activity recognized by the German Commission E
  • ISO NF T 75-210 standard ( peppermint essential oil )
  • Peppermint essential oil is considered safe for ingestion by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
    • It is classified as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) and FA (FDA‑Approved Food Additive).


Possible side effects and precautions for use


  • HE neurotoxic at high doses for children (be careful, not before 30 months, rather respect 5 to 6 years)
  • It can cause bronchial spasm in young children
  • Prohibited in pregnant women and children
  • 2 grams of peppermint essential oil leads to the abolition of reflexes and bulbar paralysis
  • May cause headache, bradycardia, tremor, ataxia, insomnia
  • Possible allergies to menthol
  • Caution in case of gastroesophageal reflux, gallstones or hepato-pancreatic disorder


Bibliographic references


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Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


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