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Peppermint Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings



  • Adverse reactions can include skin rash, heartburn, bradycardia, and muscle tremors.
    - Murray, M. -- The Pill Book Guide to Natural Medicines: Vitamins, Minerals, Nutritional Supplements, Herbs, and Other Natural Products. -- Bantam, 2002. 759.

  • Gastrointestinal/stomach irritation has been reported in some individuals.
    - Ann Pharmacother. 2008 May;42(5):653-60. Epub 2008 Apr 8. -- Application of FDA adverse event report data to the surveillance of dietary botanical supplements. -- Wallace RB, Gryzlak BM, Zimmerman MB, Nisly NL.

  • Report of an allergic reaction to a foot spray containing peppermint.
    - Contact Dermatitis. 2007 Jul;57(1):57-8. -- Allergic contact dermatitis to peppermint foot spray. -- Kalavala M, Hughes TM, Goodwin RG, Anstey AV, Stone NM.

  • Peppermint has the potential to interact with medications such as blood pressure drugs as well as calcium channel blockers and antacids.
    - Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2004;18(19):2273-81. -- Simultaneous determination of the inhibitory potency of herbal extracts on the activity of six major cytochrome P450 enzymes using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and automated online extraction. -- Unger M, Frank A.

  • Keep peppermint oil away from children. Accidental poisonings are possible
    - Murray, M. -- The Pill Book Guide to Natural Medicines: Vitamins, Minerals, Nutritional Supplements, Herbs, and Other Natural Products. -- Bantam, 2002. 759.








last update: February 2014



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