Peppermint is a perennial plant found in Europe, Asia and North America. The main active ingredient in Peppermint is Menthol, which is an organic compound that produces a cooling sensation when applied to the mouth or skin. Peppermint also contains vitamins A and C as well as a number of minerals.
Uses for Peppermint:
Coughs & Colds – Mouth & Sinuses – Digestive Issues – Menstrual symptoms – Pain Relief – Headaches – Skin – Energy
Peppermint has so many uses, we simply could not fit them all. Peppermint is very concentrated and if not used properly can cause allergic reactions. Consult a professional before using peppermint on children under 5 or pregnant or breastfeeding women, especially those with a history of miscarriage.
The spearmint (Mentha spicata) plant is native to Europe, but it grows well in most temperate climates. Its common name is related to the pointed shape of its leaves that resemble a spear.
Uses of Mentha spicata preparations aid in digestion and to reduce flatulence. Spearmint is used for relief of nausea, cold symptoms, stomach distress, headaches and indigestion.
Spearmint leaves are used in the preparation of medicines. Digestive disorders such as indigestion and diarrhea are sometimes relieved by spearmint, along other maladies that include irritable bowel syndrome and gall bladder problems. Use in relieving sore throats, toothaches and headaches is common, and some people find relief by using spearmint as a local pain killer or as an antispasmodic medication for cramps.
Spearmint can cause irritation to the skin and eyes. Irritation in the eye can lead to damage to the cornea that is severe. Constant inhalation can irritate the respiratory tract.
Vitis vinifera is very beneficial as a fruit as they contain lots of vitamin C as well as also flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants.
Grape seeds in particular are often extracted as these provide one of the most potent antioxidants found in nature. Grape seed extract contains a special class of water-soluble bioflavonoids called proanthocyanidins.
Studies have shown the antioxidant activity of these specific bioflavonoids is 20 to 50 times greater than Beta-Carotene or Vitamins C and E at scavenging specific free radicals. By nourishing blood vessel walls and performing other renewing functions, grape seed extract helps promote healthy blood pressure levels, heart health, and a proper inflammation response.
Vitis vinifera has so many uses we simply could not fit them all.
There is no information available regarding the use of grape seed by young children. Do not give any herbal supplement to a child without first talking to the child’s doctor.
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