Peppermint – Essential Oil
Peppermint has a fresh, minty, sweet, herbaceous aroma. Its healing application extends to nervous disorders, the respiratory tract, for muscle aches and pains, and skin problems. It is not only very refreshing, but stimulating as well. Aromatherapists use Peppermint in treating asthma, nausea, colic, cramps, colds, fevers, fainting, headaches, mental fatigue, flatulence and nausea. Peppermint may also help certain emotional conditions, such as depression, shock, migraines, nervous stress, vertigo and faintness. It is useful in general respiratory disorders as well, whether they are caused by microbes or allergies. Peppermint is known to relieve pain from toothaches, rheumatism, neuralgia, muscular pains and painful menstrual cycles, due to its effects on the circulatory system.
Latin: Mentha piperita
Aroma: Fresh, minty, sweet
Note Classification: Top
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Blends well with: Basil, Black Pepper, Cinnamon Leaf, Cypress, Dill, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Sweet Marjoram, Tea Tree, Wintergreen
Cautions: Never use essential oils undiluted or in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children and pets. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute and perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.