Peppermint Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

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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