[Use of essential oil of peppermint (Mentha piperita) in the complex treatment of patients with infiltrative pulmonary tuberculosis]

Probl Tuberk Bolezn Legk. 2006:(9):43-5.
[Article in Russian]


The paper describes the effects of peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil inhaled by patients with infiltrative pulmonary tuberculosis in the penitentiary system. This procedure is shown to be most effective in infiltrative pulmonary tuberculosis in the phase of resorption of infiltrates and/or closure of decay cavities. The efficiency is determined by the rapid positive changes in a tuberculous process, which appear as a rapider regression of tuberculous inflammation, causing small residual changes. This procedure may be used to prevent recurrences and exacerbations of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Disease Progression
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Mentha piperita*
  • Oils, Volatile / administration & dosage*
  • Oils, Volatile / therapeutic use
  • Phytotherapy / methods*
  • Plant Preparations*
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / drug therapy*


  • Antitubercular Agents
  • Oils, Volatile
  • Plant Preparations