Other products by NOW
Item #: 4727
Reg. Price: $14.99
Our Price: $10.59

Description  more details

Peppermint Gels - 90 Gels
This nutrient rich member of the mint family contains menthol - a potent compound that has been used for centuries to help encourage optimal health and wellness.  Most notably, it has the ability to promote healthy digestion and may also be able to normalize enzymatic activity.  Many have relied on this all natural extract to freshen breath, calm upset stomachs and ease minor tensions.

Studies have shown that Peppermint can help with a number of health conditions. It is known to have analgesic, anesthetic, decongestant, astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, and carminative properties. Therefore, it has been found beneficial in the treatment of many conditions including colds, flu, sinusitis, dry cough, fever with chills, nausea, digestive problems, Irritable Bowel Movement (IBS), menstrual cramps, muscular pains and aches, rheumatoid arthritis, acne, itchy, oily and irritated skin, dandruff, head lice, burns, insect bites, headache, stress, mood swings and emotional imbalance.

Peppermint has vasodilatory effects which may help in the dilation of constricted blood vessels - one of the common triggers of headaches and migraines. When you feel a light headache or migraine is coming on, apply a small amount of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead and back of the neck to help alleviate the pains. If any kind of irritation occurs, Peppermint Oil should be diluted in extra virgin olive oil. Mix 3-4 drops of Peppermint Oil into one tablespoon of olive oil. Based on the sensitivity level olive oil amount can be increased.

Peppermint has analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity which may help with muscular pains and arthritis. Simply apply Peppermint Oil onto the affected area 2 to 3 times daily. In case of any kind of skin irritation, Peppermint Oil can be diluted into extra virgin olive oil. For strained muscles after strenuous workouts or sports, adding 6-10 drops of Peppermint Oil into warm bath water can relax and soothe strained muscles.

A few studies have shown that enteric-coated Peppermint capsules may relieve IBS symptoms. It can also relax the gastro-esophageal sphincter that may help with bloating, gas and indigestion by promoting burping and belching. For IBS, taking 1-2 enteric-coated peppermint capsules twice daily may be beneficial. The enteric-coated capsules don't release peppermint in the stomach but delay the release of menthol until it reaches the small intestine. Large amounts of menthol in the stomach can cause irritation and acidic reaction in the stomach. The carminative properties of Peppermint may help with indigestion, bloating, flatulence and upset stomach.

Nutrition Info
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 90
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Peppermint Oil Extract (Mentha piperita 0.2 ML/181.0 mg  
Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale 0.02 mL/17.6 mg  
Fennel Oil (Foeniculum vulgare 0.02 mL/19.3 mg   * 




Be the first to submit a review on this product!
Review and Rate this Item

Other Items In This Category

NOW Echinacea & Goldenseal Plus, 2 oz Liquid
Our Price: $11.99
Retail Price: $16.99
NOW Nettle Root, 250mg, 90 caps
Our Price: $10.99
Retail Price: $14.99
NOW Valerian Root, 500mg, 100 cap
Our Price: $7.00
Retail Price: $10.00