intestinal gas, stimulate bile flow, and fight infections.
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allergic skin reactions when used directly on the skin. If applied directly on the face or inhaled, it can worsen asthma, cause vocal cord spasms, and cause serious breathing problems. It can also cause flushing, headache, and allergic reactions.
Not enough is known about the safety of inhaling Japanese mint oil.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Japanese mint during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: Japanese mint oil is UNSAFE for use in infants and children, especially when applied around the nose, since it can trigger serious breathing problems.
Asthma: The menthol in Japanese mint oil might make asthma worse.
Gallbladder conditions such as inflammation, gallstones, or a blocked bile duct: Don't use Japanese mint oil if you have one of these conditions. It could make your condition worse.
Liver disease: Don't use Japanese mint if you have a liver problem. It could make your condition worse.
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