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Mentha piperita  STOKES

   

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Botanical Name

:

Mentha piperita STOKES

English Name

:

Peppermint

Synonym(s)

:

Mentha officinalis, Mentha hircina, Hull., Mentha viridi-aquatica, F. Schultz.

Family

:

Lamiaceae

 

General Info

Description

The leaves of this kind of mint are shortly but distinctly stalked, 2 inches or more in length, and 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches broad, their margins finely toothed, their surfaces smooth, both above and beneath, or only very slightly, hardly visibly, hairy on the principal veins and mid-rib on the underside. The stems, 2 to 4 feet high, are quadrangular, often purplish. The whorled clusters of little reddish-violet flowers are in the axils of the upper leaves, forming loose, interrupted spikes, and rarely bear seeds.

Herb Effects

Peppermint and menthol possess carminative, antispasmodic, and choleretic properties, and are also used as an external analgesic and nasal decongestant. antiseptic, relieves flatulence, soothes the stomach stimulant and promotes the flow of bile (plant); alleviates spasms (leaf); antifungal (essential oil); diuretic and expectorant.

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Peppermint
Herb Information
King's American Dispensatory
Materia Medica

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Menthol, menthone, menthy acetate, phellandrene, pinene, L-limonene, cadinene, terpinene, cineole, acetic acid, amyl alcohol, acetaldehyde, isovaleric acid, isovaleric aldehyde and a lactone (essential oil).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Menthol 2216-51-5 5-methyl-2-propan-2-
yl-cyclohexan-1-ol
C10H20O Click Here To Enlarge
Menthone 89-80-5 5-methyl-2-propan-2-
yl-cyclohexan-1-one
C10H18O Click Here To Enlarge
l-Limonene 7721-11-1 1-methyl-4-prop-1-en
-2-yl-cyclohexene
C10H16 Click Here To Enlarge
Cadinene 29350-73-0 1,6-dimethyl-4-propa
n-2-yl-1,2,3,4,4a,5,
6,8a-octahydronaphth
alene
C15H26 Click Here To Enlarge
Terpinene 8013-00-1 methane;
4-methylidene-1-prop
an-2-yl-cyclohexene;
1-methyl-4-propan-2-
yl-cyclohexa-1,3-d
iene;
1-methyl-4-propan-2-
yl-cyclohexa-1,4-die
ne
C33H60 Click Here To Enlarge
Cineole 8024-53-1 2,2,4-trimethyl-3-ox
abicyclo[2.2.2]octan
e
C10H18O Click Here To Enlarge
Acetic acid 77671-22-8 acetic acid C2H4O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Amyl alcohol 71-41-0 pentan-1-ol C5H12O Click Here To Enlarge
Acetaldehyde 108-62-3 2,4,6,8-tetramethyl-
1,3,5,7-tetraoxocane
C8H16O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Isovaleric acid 503-74-2 3-methylbutanoic
acid
C5H10O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Isovaleric aldehyde 590-86-3 3-methylbutanal C5H10O Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

Stomach problems (including colic), gall bladder pains, nausea and as a stimulant (plant); headache and local aches (leaf); diuretic, alleviating spasms and as an expectorant (during colds). The anti-spasmodic quality relieves pain arising in the alimentary canal. Due to its stimulating, stomachic and carminative properties, it is effective in treating certain forms of dyspepsia, flatulence and colic. Peppermint tea is used also for palpitation of the heart. In cases of hysteria and nervous disorders, an infusion of Peppermint is administered.

Contraindication

Peppermint is contraindicated for hiatus hernia because of its relaxing effect of the esophageal sphincter (Brinker and Francis, 1997)

Reference

Stary, Medicinal Herbs and Plants.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

The Himalaya Drug Company.

Bentley and Trimen, Medicinal Plants.

Brinker, Francis N.D. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. Eclectic Institute, Inc., Oregon. 1997. 72.

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