Mint preparations are indicated for digestive problems and as a remedy for flatulence. Peppermint essential oil is used as an aromatic in many pharmaceutical preparations, food and cosmetics like shaving creams and lotions, toothpaste and other oral products, among many other uses.
According to the system, the Mint has the following properties:
- Digestive: antispasmodic and carminative,
- Respiratory: antiseptic and anti-inflammatory
- Skin and mucous membranes: Antiseptic.
The high content of L-carvone transfers the characteristic smell of mint and its stimulating effects. It has been observed in vitro antimicrobial effects.
The Mint plant is insecticide and has neuro depressive effects in experimental animals, which are increased during sleep.