Description: Peppermint oil is promoted for topical use (applied to the skin) for problems like headache, muscle aches, joint pain, and itching.
Generic: Peppermint oil
Therapeutic Class: CLASS MAGNOLIOPSIDA:
Mechanism of Action It appears that peppermint oil may have several mechanisms of action including smooth muscle relaxation (via calcium channel blockade or direct enteric nervous system effects); visceral sensitivity modulation (via transient receptor potential cation channels); anti-microbial effects; anti-inflammatory activity
Drug-class: Alimentary Canal