P. E.—Leaves and flowers.
N. H.—America, Europe, Asia.
Properties: Antispasmodic, stimulant, carminative.
Use: We think of it in nausea, vomiting, flatulence, colic, griping or spasmodic pain in the bowels, diarrhea; all the result of atony or irritability of the stomach or intestinal tract. Reflex pain from pressure of gas. Where there is a tendency of the food to ferment in the stomach it acts as an antiseptic and tonic and thus prevents fermentation and improves digestion in a general way. It is contraindicated in inflammatory conditions of the gastro-intestinal tract. As a menstruum for other indicated remedies in conditions where it is indicated mentha piperita is extensively used in the form of peppermint water.