Accession Number: pdtdbp00017

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Peppermint
Alternative Names : Yerba Buena, Clinopodium douglasii, புதீனா
Scientific Name : Mentha × piperita
Medicinal Parts : Leaf, Stem
Plant Category : Herb
2° Metabolites (51/67) :
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00114, pdtdbl00143, pdtdbl00113, pdtdbl00097, pdtdbl00131, pdtdbl00070, pdtdbl00053, pdtdbl00035, pdtdbl00141, pdtdbl00120, pdtdbl00123, pdtdbl00117, pdtdbl00135, pdtdbl00132, pdtdbl00026, pdtdbl00145, pdtdbl00142, pdtdbl00118, pdtdbl00144, pdtdbl00119, pdtdbl00115, pdtdbl00054, pdtdbl00126, pdtdbl00146, pdtdbl00136, pdtdbl00127, pdtdbl00140, pdtdbl00048, pdtdbl00128, pdtdbl00137, pdtdbl00045, pdtdbl00124, pdtdbl00125, pdtdbl00050, pdtdbl00049, pdtdbl00129, pdtdbl00116, pdtdbl00138, pdtdbl00077, pdtdbl00064, pdtdbl00121, pdtdbl00122, pdtdbl00133, pdtdbl00130, pdtdbl00134, pdtdbl00139, pdtdbl00072, pdtdbl00008, pdtdbl00009, pdtdbl00010, pdtdbl00016
Plant Description :
  1. Peppermint is used for the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.
  2. Some people also use peppermint for menstrual problems, liver and gallbladder complaints, preventing spasms during endoscopy procedures, and as a stimulant.
  3. Peppermint oil is applied to the skin for headache, muscle pain, nerve pain, toothache, inflammation of the mouth, joint conditions, itchiness, allergic rash, bacterial and viral infections, relaxing the colon during barium enemas, and for repelling mosquitoes.
  4. Some people inhale peppermint oil for treating symptoms of cough and colds, and as a painkiller.
  5. In foods and beverages, peppermint is a common flavoring agent.
  6. In manufacturing, peppermint oil is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics, and as a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals.
Plant Keywords : Peppermint, Yerba Buena, Mentha × piperita, Clinopodium douglasii, புதீனா
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