Monday, March 11, 2019

Peppermint Leaf - Uses In Chinese Medicine

Latin Name - Mentha x piperita

pharmaceutical name : folium menthae piperitae 

Parts Used - Leaf

Functions And Indications

Promotes sweating, dispels wind cold and opens the sinuses, relieves pain and congestion.

External wind cold- sneezing, fatigue, headache, chills, possible feverishness and cold and flu onset.

Head damp cold and lung wind cold - sinus congestion and pain, sneezing coughing and watery nasal discharge, chilliness - acute sinusitis, rhinitis, otitis, laryngitis and bronchitis.

Stimulates digestion, promotes secretion, reduces liver congestion and relieves gas, settles the stomach and stops vomiting, reduces infection and clears parasites.

Gallbladder and stomach Qi stagnation - ingestion, growling stomach, gas, appetite loss, biliary, gastric, and pancreatic dyspepsia

Liver Qi stagnation - sever frontal or occipital headache, indigestion, nausea, abdominal and right flank pain and distension, liver congestion and chronic hepatitis.

Nausea and vomiting from stomach Qi reflux.

Viral and bacterial infection.
Peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis.

Intestinal parasites - scabies, ringworm.

Circulates the Qi, releases constraint and relieves pain.

Intestines Qi constraint - painful and gassy digestion with cramps, worse with stress.

Gallbladder/gallstone colic.

Uterus Qi constraint - painful menses with clots and cramps.

Spasmodic dysmenorrhea.
Migraine, headache.
Neuralgia, sciatica.

Stimulates and balances the nerves,relieves dizziness and benefits vision.

Liver yang rising (liver/endocrine disharmony) - dizziness, headache and tremors.

Dizziness, concentration loss, vertigo, coma.


Vision imparment.

Stops lactation and reduces breast congestion.

Excessive lactation - for weaning.

Curtailed or congested breast milk.

Reduces inflammation, relieves pain and itching, repels insects.

Skin inflammation and pruritus, burns, scalds, acne, boils and eczema.

Rheumatic pain, fibromialgie, toothache, pruritus.

Mosquito and gnat repellent.

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