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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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INCI: Origamun vulgare leaf extract and thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract and cinnamomum zeylanicum bark extract and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract and lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract and citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract and mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract and hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal) root extract and olea europaea (olive) leaf extract
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In this context it is important to note that menthol, the major constituent of Mentha piperita essential oil, which has been reported to exert [Ca.
officinalis and Mentha piperita plants, enzymes that participate in the synthesis of compounds present in essential oil were extracted after treatment with 10 ppm of diphenylurea.
The virucidal effect of peppermint oil, the essential oil of Mentha piperita, against herpes simplex virus was examined.
Table 1: Popular Essential Oils in Soap and Cosmetic Formulations Common Name Vanilla Almond Sandalwood Oil Cinnamon Oil Lemon Oil Peppermint Oil Lavender Oil Rose Oil Botanical Source Vanilla planifolia Prunus dulcis Santalum album Cinnamomum zeylanicum Citrus sinensis Mentha piperita Lavandula angustifolia Rosa hybrida Key Chemical Constituents Vanillin, Ethyl vanillin Benzaldehyde, mandelonitrile [alpha]- and ([beta]-Santalol, lanceal Cinnamaldehyde d-Limonene, Geraniol, Citral I-Menthol Linalool Citral, [beta]-phenyl ethanol, other
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The leaf essential oil of Mentha piperita has been reported in varying details from Russian [1], India [2], Greece [3] and from Yugoslavia [4].