Dr. Humaria Quraishi - drhquraishi@gmail.com
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The Pep in Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

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  • Highly prized for their ability to help prevent convulsions and flatulence. Peppermint tea is also useful remedy for irritable bowel syndrome. It may alleviate the symptoms of headaches (including migraine) and stimulate liver and gallbladder functions. The fresh, spicy aroma of peppermint tea may also counteract motion sickness, and sipping a cup of the tea helps to freshen breath
  • Menthol is the primary active ingredient in peppermint. This essential oil eases nausea, colic, diarrhea, headaches, gastritis, and menstrual cramps. In addition, peppermint is rich in the enzymes peroxidase and catalase which help strengthen the immune system. It also contains potassium, calcium, and b vitamins to combat bone loss.
  • The essential oil menthol exerts a slight relaxing effect on the lining of the stomach and intestines, thereby relieving gastrointestinal cramping. It also stimulates digestion and helps to prevent gallstones from forming. In addition, the increased flow of bile has a positive effect on the body’s general metabolism of fat.
  • The invigorating effect of peppermint can be attributed to its wealth of b vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid. These vitamins act on the nerves and brain, helping to improve concentration and performance. Opt for fresh peppermint leaves when possible as they contain more b vitamins than dried leaves.
  • Caution – not recommended for people with heartburn or stomach problems due to GERD as they could make symptoms worse. 

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For intestinal cramps

  • ¾ oz peppermint leaves, ½ oz camellia leaves, ¼ oz gingeroot
  • Use 1tsp of the mixture per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10min then strain. This slightly bitter but soothing warming tea helps stimulate digestion

 

Settle upset stomach

  • 8oz peppermint leaves, 8oz lemon-balm leaves, 8oz fennel seeds
  • Use 1tsp of the mixture per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 min then strain. This combination of healing plants alleviates cramps and soothes the intestinal lining.

 

Calm the nerves

  • 1 ½ oz peppermint leaves, 1 ½ oz lemon-balm leaves
  • Use 1tsp of the mixture per cup of boiling water; steep for 10min; strain and drink
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