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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2017, 08:46:10 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, I believe mint and peppermint contain menthol.

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Dried peppermint typically has 0.3–0.4% of volatile oil containing menthol (7–48%), menthone (20–46%), menthyl acetate (3–10%), menthofuran (1–17%) and 1,8-cineol (3–6%). Peppermint oil also contains small amounts of many additional compounds including limonene, pulegone, caryophyllene and pinene.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppermint

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Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from corn mint, peppermint, or other mint oils. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in colour, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above. The main form of menthol occurring in nature is (−)-menthol, which is assigned the (1R,2S,5R) configuration. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities, and it is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation. Menthol also acts as a weak kappa opioid receptor agonist.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menthol

So, it is a local anaethetic and a wesk opioid receptor antagonist. Can never remember whether an antagonist resists or admits things.  So it has very minor "drug" type effects. I am a bit intolerant to opioids, have trouble with codeine and medical morphines. The local anaesthetic probably slows down and relaxes the gut a bit, helping with IBS. My father used to almost live on extra strong mints, was never without a tube or a bag of them!
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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2017, 09:06:36 PM »
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Menthol also acts as a weak kappa opioid receptor agonist.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Κ-opioid_receptor

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The κ-opioid receptor (KOR) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OPRK1 gene. The KOR is one of four related receptors that bind opioid-like compounds in the brain and are responsible for mediating the effects of these compounds. These effects include altering nociception, consciousness, motor control, and mood.

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Nociception (also nocioception or nociperception, from Latin nocere 'to harm or hurt') is the sensory nervous system's response to certain harmful or potentially harmful stimuli. In nociception, intense chemical (e.g., chili powder in the eyes), mechanical (e.g., cutting, crushing), or thermal (heat and cold) stimulation of sensory nerve cells called nociceptors produces a signal that travels along a chain of nerve fibers via the spinal cord to the brain.[1] Nociception triggers a variety of physiological and behavioral responses and usually results in a subjective experience of pain in sentient beings.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nociception


I can see it having some withdrawl effects. Things seem worse than they are after taking for extended periods. Plus peppermint makes you sleepy so this could explain what you are going through.

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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2017, 09:23:21 PM »
OMG, I'm a peppermint junkie!  :shocked:
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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2017, 11:53:45 PM »
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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2017, 12:23:46 AM »
OMG, I'm a peppermint junkie!  :shocked:
Hey, Gloucester, give me some.


We could smoke dried peppermint tea leaves...and see what happens to our brains.  :suspicious:

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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2017, 01:27:54 AM »
OMG, I'm a peppermint junkie!  :shocked:
Hey, Gloucester, give me some.


We could smoke dried peppermint tea leaves...and see what happens to our brains.  :suspicious:

You'd probably get really tired and want to take a nap for the next few days  ;)

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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2017, 01:50:22 AM »
OMG, I'm a peppermint junkie!  :shocked:
Hey, Gloucester, give me some.


We could smoke dried peppermint tea leaves...and see what happens to our brains.  :suspicious:

You'd probably get really tired and want to take a nap for the next few days  ;)

And...how do you know this?  :eyebrow:






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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2017, 02:36:19 AM »
OMG, I'm a peppermint junkie!  :shocked:
Hey, Gloucester, give me some.


We could smoke dried peppermint tea leaves...and see what happens to our brains.  :suspicious:

You'd probably get really tired and want to take a nap for the next few days  ;)

And...how do you know this?  :eyebrow:






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Cuz I look at things on the internet lol :DDD

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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2017, 08:26:41 AM »
OMG, I'm a peppermint junkie!  :shocked:
Hey, Gloucester, give me some.


We could smoke dried peppermint tea leaves...and see what happens to our brains.  :suspicious:
Peppermint tea?
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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2017, 09:26:13 AM »
Next I'll be spending all my money on bottles of peppermint oil and tubs of Mentholatum to rub on and sniff in paper bags and stuff!  :whirly:
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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2017, 10:25:16 AM »
Next I'll be spending all my money on bottles of peppermint oil and tubs of Mentholatum to rub on and sniff in paper bags and stuff!  :whirly:

It's always so sad when that happens. Sitting in the street, depending on the kindness of strangers.

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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2017, 12:53:44 PM »
MAD - mint addiction disorder

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Re: I know you're not doctors...
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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2017, 03:27:16 PM »
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Re: I know you're not doctors...
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2017, 03:29:45 PM »
Next I'll be spending all my money on bottles of peppermint oil and tubs of Mentholatum to rub on and sniff in paper bags and stuff!  :whirly:

It's always so sad when that happens. Sitting in the street, depending on the kindness of strangers.

Yeah, I can see it now, sitting there muttering, "Spare an extra-strong mint, guv. Only the one, just to keep me going, honest."  :sadnod:
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