Stimulates the gall bladder
Increases bile flow
Relieves irritable bowel syndrome
Provides relief from nausea and flatulence
Used to treat colds and other respiratory problems
Drinking peppermint infusions will also calm nausea, and remember to drink alot of water when usinf these herbs.
To boost your immunity drink two cups of peppermint herbal tea.
A tincture of peppermint three times a day comes highly recommended.
Peppermint promotes sweating in fevers and flu and thereby helps regulate body temperature. The herb is also a great remedy for motion sickness.
Breastfeeding mothers should avoid peppermint, as it can reduce milk flow.
Babies and children should not be given peppermint for more than a week at a time and should never be given the essential oil.
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(Zaakirah Rossier, Health24, updated October 2010)