Frequently asked questions and answers

How do I inhale correctly?

  1. Heat 1-2 liters of water and pour it into a stable vessel (a bowl or a pot).
  2. When the temperature of the water is about 80 °C add 3-4 drops of China-Oel®. Note: Water from a kettle will cool down to 80 °C in about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Bend over the bowl (caution: do not immerse!) and spread a towel over your head so that the steam does not escape to the side. Breathe normally through your mouth and nose. Do not inhale for more than 10 minutes.

Tip: Use the practical China-Oel® inhaler (medical device) when you are in the office, traveling and on the road or when you want to inhale without water.

What is the best way to store China-Oel®?

China-Oel® should be stored inaccessible to children, protected from light and not above 25 °C. In the original packaging, the contents are protected from light.


When should I not use China-Oel®?

China-Oel® for internal and external use is indicated only for adults over 18 years, inhalation also for adolescents over 12 years. One should not take peppermint oil (internal use) if one is allergic to peppermint oil and/or menthol or if one suffers from liver disease, gastric acid deficiency, biliary inflammation, gallstones or other biliary disorders.


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China-Oel® has been a traditional medicine in many German households for over 60 years. For good reason: The essential oil of peppermint is the classic all-round remedy par excellence. It has digestive, antispasmodic, analgesic and antibacterial effects.