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MENTHA PIPERITA

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(Peppermint) Stimulates the cold-perceiving nerves so just after taking it, a current of air at the ordinary temperature seems cold. Marked action on respiratory organs and skin. Useful in gastrodynia, flatulent cold.

Abdomen
Bloated, disturbing sleep. Infantile colic. Bilious colic with great accumulation of gas.

Respiratory
Voice husky. Tip of nose sore to touch. Throat dry and sore, as if pin crosswise in it. DRY COUGH, WORSE FROM AIR INTO LARYNX, TOBACCO SMOKE, FOG, talking; WITH IRRITATION IN SUPRASTERNAL FOSSA (RUMEX.) TRACHEA PAINFUL TO TOUCH.

Skin
Every scratch becomes a sore. Itching of arm and hand when writing. Vaginal pruritus. Herpes zoster. (ARS.; RAN. BULB.)

Relationship
Compare: RUMEX; LACHES.; MENTHA PULEGIUM-European pennyroyal-(pain in bones of forehead and extremities). MENTHA RIRIDIS-Spearmint-(scanty urine with frequent desire).

Dose
Tincture, 1 to 20 drops, to thirtieth potency. Locally, in pruritus vaginae.