The mint plant is found in nature in many types. Peppermint oil is extracted from fresh stems, and it can also be dried.
The mint plant is well-known for its many benefits, although it has harms to health when consumed too much.
There are some side effects of using mint, including that it may cause kidney disorders for people who suffer from kidney disease, and the kidneys play a major role in bone and heart health, and for some people it may cause a burning in the stomach, nausea and dry mouth.
It also has damage to the health of pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it may cause blood flow in the womb, which endangers pregnancy, so it is recommended to use it under medical supervision, and it may cause severe skin irritation when used topically on the skin of infants and children.
It may interact with some medicines that are taken to treat stomach acid and blood pressure, and doctors advise people with stomach ulcers to avoid drinking too much mint.
Some people may suffer from allergic reactions or burning, mouth ulcers, headache, and redness of the face, so it should not be used with any other medicines.
And it may not seem tragic for lovers of peppermint, as there are many of its benefits as well.
Peppermint helps the body relax and works to lower blood sugar. Drinking mint tea also helps relieve throat pain and get rid of bad breath.