Overview

Japanese mint is a plant. It is native to North America and Asia. The oil is removed from the plant parts that grow above the ground and used to make medicine.

Japanese mint oil is used for gas (flatulence), indigestion (dyspepsia), gallstones, common colds, fever, joint pain, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, Japanese mint is used as a fragrance in toothpaste, mouthwash, gargles, soaps, detergents, creams, lotions, and perfumes. Commercially it is used as a source of menthol.

How does it work ?

Japanese mint oil is thought to prevent intestinal gas, stimulate bile flow, and fight infections.

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