Peppermint leaf | Mentha piperita | Organic


Peppermint leaf is a well known herb, with a fresh aroma due to the high menthol content of the volatile oil. Its main actions are in the GI tract where it exerts a spasmolytic effect, relaxing the smooth muscle of the digestive tract. It benefits irritable bowel syndrome, griping & indigestion and has a mild but pleasant anti-nausea effect (3). Most of its action and benefits are due to the antispasmodic effect in the gastrointestinal tract. (2)

The volatile oil is also antimicrobial towards Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella typhimurium, Staphlococcus aureus, and Giardia lamblia. (1)

Its coolant effect on the skin is due to the release of calcium in the sensory neurons. (1)

Topically any liniment that contains peppermint or menthol is useful for pain relief and can reduce headache pain when applied to the temples.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

  1. Fisher, C, 2009
  2. A review of the bioactivity and potential health benefits of peppermint tea (Mentha piperita L.).   2006 Aug;20(8):619-33.
  3. Review article: the physiological effects and safety of peppermint oil and its efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional disorders.  Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Mar;47(6):738-752.
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Additional information


Dried Peppermint leaf


Volatile oil – menthol, menthene, menthyl acetate, neomenthol, monomenthyl sccinate, isomenthone, menthofuran, pulegone, limonene, 1,8-cineole, a-pinene, b-pinene, Phenolic acids – rosmaranic acid, hydroxycinnamic acid, Triterpenes, Flavonoids – luteolin, apigenin, hesperidin, eriodictyol


Spasmolytic, Carminative, Antiemetic, Coolant


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Avoid peppermint if you have severe gastrointestinal reflux. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or tryng to concieve please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Native to the Europe and Asia. Dried herb harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand, subject to seasonal availability.