A number of peppermint traditional remedies are supported by both in vitro and clinical research on the whole plant and one of its main phytochemicals, menthol (a secondary alcohol produced by the herb). Peppermint oil (obtained via steam distillation from the fresh aboveground parts of the flowering plant), for example, is one of the most widely used complementary and alternative medicine therapies for irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion. Peppermint oil acts to reduce gastrointestinal smooth muscle motility, possibly by acting as a calcium channel antagonist. It is also commonly used for pediatric digestive problems.
Peppermint is also commonly employed in the food and pharmaceutical industries for its cooling and soothing properties as well as for its scent and flavor. Other applications with potential include as a spasmolytic during endoscopic procedures, and for the soothing of symptoms associated with respiratory infection and distress.
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