Wild Mint Essential Oil
Wild Mint natural oil obtained by distillation and having the characteristic odour of the plant and coconcentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds.
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- Digestive: most research shows that taking peppermint oil by mouth reduces stomach pain, bloating, gas, and bowel movements in people with IBS.
- Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding women who apply peppermint oil on their skin have less cracked skin and pain in the nipple area.
- Heartburn (dyspepsia): Taking peppermint oil by mouth together with caraway oil seems to reduce feelings of fullness and stomach spasms. A specific combination product containing peppermint (Iberogast, Medical Futures, Inc) also seems to improve symptoms of heartburn, including severity of acid reflux, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting.
- Spasms caused by endoscopy: peppermint oil can reduce pain and spasms in people undergoing endoscopy, a procedure used to see within the gastrointestinal tract.
- Migraine headache: Applying a peppermint diluted to the skin at the start of a migraine and again 30 minutes later increases the percentage of patients who experience headache resolution.
- Tension headache: Applying peppermint oil to the skin helps relieve tension headaches.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN: For tension headaches: 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution applied across the forehead and temples, repeated after 15 and 30 minutes, has been used.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is LIKELY SAFE to take peppermint in amounts normally found in food during pregnancy and breast-feeding. However, not enough is known about the safety of taking larger amounts used for medicine. It’s best not to take these larger amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- A stomach condition in which the stomach is not producing hydrochloric acid (achlorhydria): Don’t use enteric-coated peppermint oil if you have this condition. The enteric coating might dissolve too early in the digestive process.
- Diarrhea: Enteric-coated peppermint oil could cause anal burning, if you have diarrhea.