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pep·per·mint

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

(pep'ĕr-mint)
Dried leaves and flowering tops of Mentha piperita; carminative and antiemetic.
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Nitrogenio, calcio e potassio sao os macronutrientes de maior concentracao em todas as partes das plantas de Mentha arvensis, Mentha x gracilis e Mentha x piperita var.
Tabela 1 - Teor de macronutrientes (g [kg.sup.-1]) e micronutrientes (mg [kg.sup.-1]) nas folhas, hastes, raizes e media de parte aerea (PA) das plantas de Mentha arvensis L., Mentha x gracilis Sole e Mentha x piperita var.
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Mentha x piperita is a perennial herb vegetatively propagating by underground and overground stolons.
[13] found that Mentha x piperita had the highest total phenolics content and showed the strongest antioxidant effects in DPPH assay (S[C.sub.50] 13.32 [micro]g/ml) in comparison to other four Mentha species.
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