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pep·per·mint

(pep'ĕr-mint),
Dried leaves and flowering tops of Mentha piperita (family Labiatae); a carminative and antiemetic.

peppermint

/pep·per·mint/ (-mint) the perennial herb Mentha piperita, or a preparation of its dried leaves and flowering tops, which have carminative, gastric stimulant, and counterirritant properties; used for gastrointestinal, liver, and gallbladder disturbances; also used in folk medicine and in homeopathy.

peppermint

(pĕp′ər-mĭnt′)
n.
1. A hybrid perennial plant (Mentha ×piperita) in the mint family, having small purple or white flowers and downy leaves that yield a pungent oil used as a flavoring and in some medicinal preparations.
2. A candy or lozenge flavored with oil from this plant.

peppermint

the dried leaves and flowering tops of an herb, Mentha piperita. A source of a volatile oil, it is used as a carminative and antiemetic.
A perennial herb that contains azulene, betaine, carotenoids, choline, flavonoids, menthol, rosmarinic acid, tannins, and volatile oil containing bisabolene, cineole, limonene, menthol, menthone, pulegol, etc; peppermint leaves and stalks are analgesic, antibacterial, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, stimulating, a nerve tonic, and sedative
Chinese medicine Peppermint is used in Chinese herbal medicine as an infusion for cough, flatulence, headaches, laryngitis, indigestion, menstrual disorders, sinusitis
Herbal medicine Uses Internally for colic, flatulence, inflammation, and increased bile flow, inhaled as an expectorant, for respiratory tract infections, and topically as a local anaesthetic
Toxicity Pure peppermint should not be ingested, as it causes arrhythmias; peppermint tea should be ingested with caution in young children and pregnancy, and never in women with a history of miscarriage

peppermint,

n See mint.

pep·per·mint

(pep'ĕr-mint)
Dried leaves and flowering tops of Mentha piperita; carminative and antiemetic.
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The active principle in Mentha piperita is menthol, which is a cyclic monoterpene with calcium channel-blocking activity on intestinal smooth muscle; the therapeutic effect in IBS is a reduction in spasms of the colon.
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comes from the Pacific Northwest and is a variety of the English mint mentha piperita, although the mint family also includes such flavorful members as sage, rosemary, oregano, and thyme.
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