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Peppermint Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Mentha Piperita
Hindi Name
Pudina Vilayati
Homeopathic Name
Mentha Piperita   -   Mother Tincture

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Peppermint Cures

Super Effective


Action of Peppermint

Most Effective

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Peppermint

Highly Effective

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

The Whole Plant, Oil, Leaf or Stem

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Peppermint

It may cause Heartburn.
Avoid usage during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
Do not swallow pure Peppermint leaves.
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Peppermint is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 90 Cm.
Best used for Indigestion.


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Materia Medica for Peppermint

Peppermint General

Peppermint is a hybrid plant. Not very different from real mint. So don't get confused. It has been widely used for flavoring confectionery, toothpastes, Ice creams and chewing gums. It is often used in tea. It is beneficial for skin and hair too. That's the reason, it has become popular in cosmetics.
Lets talk about its health benefits. It is an Antiseptic herb used to cure Cold. Peppermint has traditionally been used to treat Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion and many more. A study shows that Peppermint works as a a radio protective in case of Cancer treatment. If you add Peppermint in your diet, you will never be prey to digestive problems. In summers, many people complain of poor digestion or loss of appetite. In North India, people make Peppermint chutney in summers to improve their digestion. Peppermint acts as an aperitive and digestive. It will make your digestion strong.
It is beneficial in treating Neuralgia, Sciatica, Arthritis and Sprains.
Lets not forget the Peppermint oil. Its oil is considered to be an ideal medicine for various conditions. Sometimes we don't have a fresh Peppermint. At that time we may alternatively use its oil. Oil is rich in nutrients as compared to raw herb. Peppermint oil is a very good medicine for the Respiratory System.
If you have Asthma, Blocked Nose, difficulty in breathing. Add 5 drops of oil to boiling water. Inhale the steam for 10 to 15 minutes. You will feel relaxed.
Suffering from bloating !! Make a habit to have a glass of warm water by adding 2 to 3 drops of Peppermint oil after lunch and dinner. It eases bloating by dispelling gas. It helps to ease stomach and bowel spasms. It is your best bet to treat upset stomach.

Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Peppermint is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put dried peppermint or fresh leaves in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for l0 minutes. Drink three times a day.
The leaves may be chewed as such.
Single Herb

Peppermint for Bad Breath

Prepare a tea from a tsp of dried Peppermint. Drink thrice a day.
OR : Add few fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water. Drink twice a day.

Peppermint for Food Poisoning

Prepare a tea by adding Peppermint. Tea can be made by dried Peppermint leaves or by adding green leaves to it.

Peppermint for Bloating

Prepare a tea from fresh Peppermint leaves. Drink tea twice a day. It will give you relief.

Peppermint for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Prepare a tea made from the leaves of Peppermint. Take two cups two times a day.
Or : Grind Peppermint leaves. Add sugar to taste. Have it .

Peppermint for Smoking Addiction

Prepare a tea of Peppermint leaves. Take two times a day.

Peppermint for Flatulence

Chew few leaves of Peppermint after your meal.

Peppermint for Itching

Peppermint has strong Anti inflammatory and Soothing properties. These properties help to reduce inflammation and calms the Skin.
Add 20 to 25 crushed Peppermint leaves in your bathing water. Take bath with it. Repeat 2 to 3 times a day.

Peppermint for Nausea

Chew 4 leaves of Peppermint daily.

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) Leaves for Sinusitis

Boil 2 Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) Leaves with a cup of water. Strain and drink it 4 times a day.
OR : Take vapour from boiled water of Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) Leaves.

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) for Gallstones

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) is a good muscle relaxant and reduces pain.
Boil 2 leaves of Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) in a cup of water. Drink it thrice a day.

Peppermint for Laryngitis

Boil few leaves of Peppermint in water. Add 1 tsp Honey in it. Drink it twice a day.

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) Oily Skin

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) contains Menthol. Menthol produces a Cooling effect. It hydrates and rejuvenates the Skin. It closes the pores and keeps the Skin dry and fresh.
Steep one Peppermint tea bag in a cup of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the tea bag. Let the water cool. Apply the water on the Oily Skin with a cotton ball. Leave it for 10 minutes. Do this for 10 to 15 days.

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) for Hangover

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina in India ) soothes the irritated lining of the Stomach and reduces the effect of Hangover like Nausea and Vomiting due to intake of Alcohol.
Take 10 to 12 Peppermint leaves. Boil them in one and a half cup of water for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and drink the tea. Have it 2 to 3 times a day.
OR : Chew some fresh Peppermint leaves to relive the symptoms of Hangover.

Peppermint for Gastroparesis

Prepare a tea by steeping 2 teaspoons of dried Peppermint leaves in a cup of hot water. Allow it to boil for 10 minutes. Strain and drink it.

Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) for Headache

Boil some Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) leaves in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Strain off this mixture. Drink it twice a day to get best results.

Peppermint for Bitot's Spots

Steep a few fresh leaves of Peppermint for 10 minutes in one cup of very hot water. Strain and drink it once a day.

Peppermint for Leaky Gut Syndrome

Put crushed fresh Peppermint leaves in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink it twice a day.

Peppermint for Skin Diseases

Prepare a decoction of Peppermint leaves in one cup of water. Wash the affected skin with this decoction.
It soothes the irritated skin.

Peppermint for Digestion

Peppermint is used to aid digestion from years. It eases the bowel movement is aids digestion. It is good to treat digestive disorders like Bloating, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramps and Irritable Bowel. It has a soothing effect on Intestines.
Have a cup of fresh Peppermint tea every day.

Peppermint for Chest Congestion

Take a large pot filled with water. Boil it. Add Peppermint leaves in it. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapors for 15-20 minutes.
This remedy is helpful in case of acute Congestion.

Peppermint for Indigestion

Grind 8 to 10 fresh Peppermint leaves to make a paste. Add Caraway seeds in the paste. Consume one tablespoon of this mixture.
OR : Add fresh crushed Peppermint leaves to a glass of water. Add 1 Lemon and a pinch of Rock salt also. Have this drink every morning for better digestion.

Peppermint for Fever

Peppermint has cooling effects as it contains menthol. It causes sweating that reduces the body temperature and helps in Fever.
Have a cup of Peppermint tea in Fever.
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Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 4

Add 6 drops of each (Thyme, Tea Tree Oil , Chamomile, Peppermint) in Brandy. Use as a mouth wash.

Herbal Treatment For Gastroparesis 1

Take equal quantity of the following herbs:
Wild Candytuft, Angelica root, Milk Thistle fruit, Caraway fruit, liquorice root, Peppermint, Chamomile flower, Chelidonium Majus and Lemon Balm leaves. Grind them together. Take one teaspoon powder with lukewarm water once a day.
OR :
Prepare a decoction of above given herbs. Drink half cup twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 1

Add One tablespoon each of Flax seeds, Fennel seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Burdock Root and half tablespoon Liquorice in 4 cups of water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add Peppermint. Let it cool. Strain and bottle. This is an awesome Liver cleansing drink.

Herbal Treatment For Flu 1

Take Elder, Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina in India ), Yarrow ( Gandrain in India ) leaves in equal quantity. Boil for 10-15 minutes. Add Cayenne ( Lal Mirch in India ), Cinnamon ( Dalchini in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ) to taste. Drink it hot.

Herbal Treatment For Body Lice 1

Take 3-4 teaspoons of Lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of ground peppermint and 1 teaspoon of melted butter in a container. Mix them. Apply it on the affected area. Wash after 20 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Addiction 1

Take leaves of Catnip, Chamomile, Peppermint and Skullcap. Make a tea with it. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Mosquito Bite Repellant 1

Mix the oils of Citronella, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Vanilla. Add a few drops of this mixture to a carrier oil. Apply to exposed parts.
This oil is more potent than chemical Insect repellants available in the market.
It is safe for you, your children, and your pets.
Please ask you doctor before using it.

Herbal Treatment For Insect Repellent 1

Mix the oils of Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Vanilla. Add a few drops of this mixture to a carrier oil. Apply to exposed parts.
This oil is more potent than chemical Insect repellants available in the market.
It is safe for you, your children, and your pets.
Please ask you doctor before using it.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 14

Take 4 leaves of both Mint and Peppermint. Add half tsp seeds of each Aniseed and Caraway. Prepare tea with it. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Diarrhea 21

Take the following herbs :
Chamomile ( Babunah in India ) Flowers Extract 1 tablespoon
Ginger ( Adrak in India ) Juice 1 teaspoon
Blackberry Extract 2 tablespoons
Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina in India ) Leaves Juice 1 teaspoon
Mix them. Have half teaspoon after every 2 hours.

Herbal Treatment For Fever 19

Take the following herbs :
Schizonepeta : Dried : 10 gram
Peppermint : Dried : 10 gram
Forsythia Suspensa : Dried : 10 gram
Balloon Flower : Dried : 10 gram
Powder them together. Have half teaspoon with milk once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Flu 6

Take the following Ingredients :
One tablespoon Boneset,
One tablespoon Peppermint leaves
And One tablespoon of Elder herb.
Simmer Elder herb in 2 cups of water for 15-20 minutes and strain.
Take Boneset and Peppermint leaves in a separate container and add 2 cups of boiling water. ( Do not boil )
Leave it covered for 30 minutes and then strain.
Now mix both preparations and reheat the mixture.
Drink One cup, hot, every 15-20 minutes to get relief.

Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 4

Take a bowl of boiling water.
Add 4-5 drops of each-
Aniseed Oil ( Choti Saunf ), Eucalyptus Oil ( Safeda ), Fennel Oil ( Saunf ), Cardamom Oil ( Choti Ilaichi ), Peppermint Oil( Vilayati Pudina ), Angelica Oil ( Choraka Bheda ), Juniper Oil ( Aaraar ) and Hyssop Oil ( Jufa ).
Inhale the aromatic smell.
OR : Make a blend of all these oil with any massage oil and rub on the chest.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 23

Take Black Cumin seed, Peppermint and Fennel in 1:2:1 ratio. Make tea with it. Drink it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Blemishes 6

Take the following herbs :
Peppermint : Vilayati Pudina : Oil : 1 tablespoon
Tea Tree : Oil : 1 tablespoon
Lavender : Oil : 1 tablespoon
Eucalyptus : Safeda : Oil : 1 tablespoon
Geranium : Oil : 1 tablespoon
Lemon : Nimbo : Oil : 1 tablespoon
Put all oils in a glass bottle together. Keep it for 2 days. Apply it over affected parts once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Stomach Ache 18

Take one teaspoon of dried Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) and Chamomile ( Babunah ). Put them in a glass of water. Boil on low flame for 5 minutes. Strain. Drink it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 9

Herbal formula for Liver Detoxification
Mix 1 gram powder of Flax Seed, Liquorice Root, Fennel Seed, Burdock and Peppermint in a mason jar. Boil 1 cup of water in a glass container. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of herbal mixture. Allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink once it gets cools down. Consume 1 cup of tea before breakfast, and one before dinner.

Herbal Treatment For Diarrhea 27

Mix one tablespoon of Peppermint juice with 1 1/2 teaspoon of Lime Juice and Honey. Drink this mixture thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 20

Put 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda ( Meetha Soda ), 1 teaspoon of Lemon ( Nimboo ) juice and 6 to 8 crushed Peppermint ( Vilayati Pudina ) leaves to a half cup of water. Mix it well. Add ice cubes to it and drink immediately.
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