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Instructions for use
Peppermint is an aromatic plant that has been used for many years as a medicine against nausea, headaches, and gastrointestinal problems. In pharmacies, it is available in several versions (leaves for tincture, pills and oil) and has its own characteristics of use.
Peppermint (MP) contains healing substances in its composition, namely:
- components of organic origin;
- tanning components;
- essential oils;
Due to this composition, mint drugs are endowed with antispasmodic, sedative, choleretic, antiseptic and analgesic effect.
Infusions and other medicines from the leaves of this plant help to reduce spasms and pain of the intestines, the secretion of bile and increase the secretion of glands, which are directly involved in the digestive process.
The pharmacological actions of MP are antispasmodic, analgesic, choleretic and mild sedative.
However, you should not get involved in mint and use it uncontrollably. And that's why:
- грает роль в расстановке гормональных акцентов. plant and graet role in the alignment of hormonal accents. More precisely, it has the ability to suppress the male hormone testosterone, at the same time raising the level of phytoestrogen (female hormone);
- on men and women, the effect of mint is different;
- the effect achieved depends on the dosage and system of use;
- Peppermint is not recommended for people with persistent hypotension.
Impact on women
What is good for women to know about mint:
- during pregnancy and during breastfeeding from mint it is desirable to abstain. The reason - a high content of menthol, which inhibits respiratory function. Accordingly, this directly concerns both the fetus inside the womb and the newborn baby;
- however, in some cases, during pregnancy, mint can remove heavy toxicoses (the amount of permissible use is only in agreement with the doctor);
- hormonal disruptions in our time are a widespread female disaster. We are talking about the failure of the menstrual cycle, the deterioration of the quality of hair and skin elasticity, as well as the growth of excess body hair. Peppermint helps solve these problems;
- it is known that mint tea (especially brewed with milk) increases the mammary glands;
- female libido from drinking mint increases. But here it is necessary to exercise caution, because the body of each woman is individual.
Impact on men
The first thing men need to remember: the mechanism of suppressing male and enhancing female hormone mint is a kind of calling card. That is, to get involved in mint drinks in any case impossible.
However, there is a nuance. Men in a state of heightened nervous excitement (stress at work, overwork, etc.) also lose their full libido, and not far off a fiasco with intimate intimacy. The following effects on the male nervous system are mint:
- clarifies the thought;
- adjusts to the working mood;
- tones and does not cause drowsiness;
- soothes and returns a sense of harmony;
- relieves anxiety.
Recommended doses safe for manhood:
- a couple of mint leaves added to tea or a refreshing fresh juice - for literally a couple of days in a row during moments of nervous overload and high irritability;
- 1 cup of mint tea of average strength per week;
- warm bath with 3-4 drops of essential mint oil to relax and relieve fatigue.
But no more than that. With such amounts, the appearance of estrogen in a man's body will not increase, so you can not worry.
Indications for use
- Attacks of angina pectoris.
- Neurotic states.
- Pathology of the lungs, liver and heart.
- Bronchial asthma.
- Spasms of the digestive tract, the state of nausea, pathology of the gallbladder, vomiting, flatulence.
- Airway lesions.
- Toothache, inflammation of the mouth and skin after a mosquito bite (MP is used externally as a rinse and applications for treatment).
The reasons why mint leaf preparations cannot be used are: hypersensitivity, the age of children under six years old, varicose veins, increased acidity, low pressure. In addition, MP is contraindicated in combination with homeopathic medicines and those who work in jobs that require high concentration of attention.
The use of mint during pregnancy and feeding is considered individually by a doctor and is prescribed in cases where the benefit to the mother is higher than the threat to the fetus.
Overdose and side effects
If you excessively consume mint tea, tinctures, oil, or tableted medications, the following reactions may occur:
- dizziness and nausea;
- allergy expressed by rashes, itching or other symptoms;
- urinary incontinence;
- decrease in potency.
Dosage and administration
The dosage of peppermint preparations depends on several factors: indications, the form of release of the drug and the frequency of administration.
Below are general recommendations for the preparation and application of PM, for clarification should contact a specialist.
Be alert, do not ignore the advice of a doctor!
Dried mint leaves are used to make an infusion that can be used as an agent for inhalation, rinsing, lotions, and oral administration.
- The infusion is prepared according to the following recipe: for one tablespoon (or one ready-made briquette), take 200 ml of hot water, cover and cook in a water bath for a quarter of an hour, stirring constantly. After preparation, the infusion should be cooled to room temperature. Next, the contents of the dishes should be squeezed out and bring the resulting volume of liquid to 200 ml, filled with boiled water. Ready infusion can be stored up to 48 hours. It should take up to three times a day, one hundred milliliters. Need to drink before eating, for 15 minutes.
- When using MP water, you need to take 15 ml every 3 hours.
- Ready-made filter bags are prepared as follows: 3 bags should be poured with a glass of hot water and let it brew, closing the saucer. Should be taken in the same way as the infusion of mint leaves.
- In tablets - one or two capsules, separately from food, up to 3 times per day.
- Oil (4 drops) for the preparation of inhalation should be added to 100 grams of boiled water and inhale the vapors. When using aromalampy add 5 drops of MP. To relieve inflammation of the oral cavity (for pain, bleeding gums) are:
- applications of peppermint oil (5 drops of MP twice the other oil);
- gargle - on a glass of warm water 2 drops of peppermint oil, use after meals.
Store peppermint preparations should be in a cool place where there is no sunlight. Shelf life: leaves - 3 years, ready solution - 2 days, capsules and oils - 2 years.
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