Menthol

Menthol (Mentholum) - irritating tool. When exposed to skin and mucous membranes causes feeling cold, accompanied by a narrowing of surface vessels and the expansion of blood vessels of the heart (see Validol). Applied externally as "distracting" means when neuralgia, migraine, itch in the form of 0.5-5% alcohol and oil solutions and menthol pencils". In inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract menthol used for lubricating, inhalation in the form of drops (0.5-1% solution) for the nose.
Children of early age lubricating direction menthol is contraindicated, as it may cause reflex inhibition or respiratory arrest.

Menthol (Mentholum; synonym mint camphor) is a means, irritant, accompanied by a sensation of cold effect; 1-methyl-3-hydroxy-4-ISO-propyl-cyclohexanone. Applied externally as "distracting" means in irritation, neuralgia, migraine. Appointed as 0.5 to 1 - 5% alcohol, ether-alcohol and oil solutions or menthol pencils". In inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract (rhinitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis and others) Menthol used for lubricating, inhalations, in the form of droplets (0,5-1%) for a nose. Inside menthol appointed as a sedative, often in combination with Valerian tincture, herb and other Such structure have Zelenin drops (tinctures Lily of the valley - 10 ml, Valerian tincture 10 ml, tinctures herb - 2.5 ml, menthol - 0.1 g). As koronarorasshiryayuschee tool menthol used for angina 1-2 drops of 5% alcohol (70 degrees alcohol) solution on a piece of sugar under the tongue until resorption.
Cm. also Validol.