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Peppermint Leaf Tincture

  • Peppermint has both cooling and warming properties; another of the "thinking herbs". Nausea, vomiting. Irritable bowel syndrome, colitis. Indigestion, gas. Liver congestion, hepatitis. Parasites. Acute cold and flu. Painful menstruation. Migraine and other headaches with gastric disturbance. Dizziness. To dry breast milk. Has anti-viral and bacterial properties. Used externally for muscle pain, rheumatism. 
  • Peppermint has both cooling and warming properties; another of the "thinking herbs". Nausea, vomiting. Irritable bowel syndrome, colitis. Indigestion, gas. Liver congestion, hepatitis. Parasites. Acute cold and flu. Painful menstruation. Migraine and other headaches with gastric disturbance. Dizziness. To dry breast milk. Has anti-viral and bacterial properties. Used externally for muscle pain, rheumatism. 
  • Peppermint has both cooling and warming properties; another of the "thinking herbs". Nausea, vomiting. Irritable bowel syndrome, colitis. Indigestion, gas. Liver congestion, hepatitis. Parasites. Acute cold and flu. Painful menstruation. Migraine and other headaches with gastric disturbance. Dizziness. To dry breast milk. Has anti-viral and bacterial properties. Used externally for muscle pain, rheumatism. 
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Peppermint Leaf Herbal Tincture/Extract

One of natures oldest home remedies for gas, nausea, heartburn, cramping, bloating, flatulence, hiccups, stomachaches and other digestive problems. And while Peppermint may reduce irritable bowel syndrome, it cleanses the body, purifies the blood and clears skin disorders such as acne as well. Refreshing mint leaves also help to reduce nausea and when applied topically, headaches will also be reduced. It has been found to be very effective relief of respiratory congestion by opening up the nose, lungs and throat, and may also help to overcome coughs and colds. The use of Peppermint leaf on a regular basis can help people with asthma, because it can provide relaxation and help to relieve breathing problems. Peppermint has been used in face masks, as well as for fighting infections of the skin, rashes and bug bites. Peppermint leaf tincture may be added to a gargle and mouthwash for its ability to override germs and inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth. It is no wonder the mouth and breath can always feel fresh with the routine use of this herb. According to recent studies, some of the enzymes found in mint leaves can be helpful for those who are fighting cancer. Since mint leaves purify the blood, and the anti-spasmodic effects soothe muscles of our body, it is a great remedy for relieving the pain of menstrual cramps. Due to the effects on the stomach, it is also a great remedy for expectant mothers who suffer with morning sickness. 

Peppermint herb is an excellent source of minerals like calcium, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium and iron. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help control blood pressure and heart rate. The other minerals work as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. It is also rich in many antioxidant vitamins, including vitamin C and E, vitamin A, beta carotene, important B-complex vitamins like folate,  vitamin K, B-6 (pyridoxine), and riboflavin. Another amazing health benefit of the Peppermint plant extracts are that it contains rosmarinic acid. This antioxidant may help to stop cell damage that is caused by free radicals. It also helps to block the leukotrienes, that trigger inflammation and other allergic symptoms. 

Rosmarinic acid also helps to stimulate cells called prostacyclins, that help to keep an asthma sufferer's airway passages open so that it makes it easier to breathe. It is actually believed to be a natural remedy for the common cold, as it may help to kill bacteria and viruses. The menthol in the leaves thins mucus and eliminates phlegm, providing relief from coughs and congestion. It is often used in rubs on the chest for aches and pains during cold and flu, and for its calming and numbing effect. Peppermint is a stimulant and acts more powerfully on the system, more than any liquor, bringing back to the body its natural warmth and glow. It is found to be helpful in cases of sudden fainting or dizziness with extreme coldness and pale countenance, and is useful in alleviating chills and the symptoms of colds, flu and rheumatism, especially in winter.

Peppermint leaves may have the potential to stop the growth of different bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, causing ulcers, and Salmonella enteritidis and possibly Staphylococcus (MRSA). They may also be an effective treatment for infantile colic. Studies have shown that Peppermint lessens the amount of time food spends in the stomach by stimulating the gastric lining, so it helps to digest food before passing into the intestines and colon. Peppermint is used to calm a queasy stomach and is good for nausea and vomiting, and it is useful for calming the lower bowel, and in relieving diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome. 

It has also been found to be effective for loss of appetite, indigestion, colonic muscle spasms, dyspepsia, motion sickness and for weight loss. Peppermint leaf tincture may help support healthy liver function by improving the flow of bile from the liver to the gall bladder. This helps positively for the digestion by helping to break down fats and reduce bad cholesterol. Decreased cholesterol levels help to reduce the work load required by the liver, and if yours is sluggish this herb may provide a needed boost. 

Interest in Peppermint leaf extracts have extended beyond the digestive tract. Perillyl alcohol is a phytonutrient called a monoterpene, and it's plentiful in Peppermint. In animal studies, this nutrient has been shown to stop the growth of pancreatic, mammary, lung, rectum and liver tumors. It has also been shown to protect against free radicals that cause damage to the cells and cancer formation. These animal-based studies are not yet matched by equally sound human studies, however. 

Since Peppermint leaves purify the blood and have an anti-spasmodic and soothing effect on the muscles of the body, it is helpful in relieving the pain of menstrual cramps. It also aids in anxiety and nervous agitation which can be symptoms of PMS. In aromatherapy Mint extract is used to beat stress and rejuvenate the mind. It helps to relax the body and calm the mind, freeing it of stress. It is shown to help release a small amount of serotonin in the brain that also helps to beat depression. Peppermint has a calming effect on the entire body and may be helpful for insomnia. And for headaches, some people have found it to be effective when accompanied by a short nap.

The herb also makes a fine mouthwash and is a wonderful remedy for bad breath. The leaves are packed with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are great for your oral health. By killing bacteria in the mouth, it may help to prevent tooth decay, and keeps your tongue and teeth clean naturally. Peppermint has actually been shown to be superior to the mouthwash chemical chlorhexidine, in inhibiting the formation of biofilm linked to dental cavities. It has also been tested for its positive effects on mouth sores and Herpes simplex virus Type 1 (HSV-1). 

According to researchers from the University of Cincinnati, just taking a whiff of this herb helps people who are to concentrate and do better on tasks that require sustained concentration. Other studies indicated that Peppermint could enhance athletic performance, as well. Used externally it makes a soothing rub that can relieve muscular tension, sore muscles and the pain of strains. For topically treating migraines, facial neuralgia, rheumatic and muscular aches, gently massage the affected areas with the extract in oil, and its anesthetic qualities will give a cooling, numbing sensation.

Peppermint liquid extracts can be added to a bath or to a lotion after shower to help with stress and pain and to help you feel energized again. The tincture has also been used in hair and skin care. When used in an oil it can be massaged into the scalp to help remove dandruff. Additionally, it has been used to treat head lice. Due to their healthy combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Peppermint leaves may help to promote hair health and growth. Its soothing effects on the skin, in topical creams, helps tone the skin, minimize pores, reduce swelling and restores skin elasticity. Vitamins A and C are powerful for fighting inflammation which appears in the form of red marks on the skin, and other properties of the herb help to brighten the complexion. Peppermint leaf extracts are also used in creams for treating a variety of skin issues including hives, rashes, poison oak or poison ivy. In studies, it has also shown to be effective for shingle-associated pain, with near immediate improvement, and good results after two months of follow-up treatment. Breastfeeding can sometimes cause nipple pain or damage, and Peppermint leaf water may help to prevent cracking and pain in nursing mothers. 

Ingredients: Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita) and 110% Certified Grain Alcohol.

Dosage: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.

Precautions: Pregnant and nursing women should not take Peppermint without consulting a physician. Peppermint may aggravate hiatal hernia. Those who suffer from gallbladder disorders, gallstones or blockage of the bile duct, or those who take heartburn medication (cisapride, etc.) should not take Peppermint without consulting a physician. Do not exceed dosage (many time the recommended amount), and it is also recommended to take a few days' break after two weeks' continual use. Peppermint may interfere with absorption of iron.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein by Mountain Maus Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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