Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Botancial Name: (Mentha piperita)
Plant Origin: North America
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves, stems, and flower buds.
Key Constituents: Menthol [31-44% Menthone [12-20%] Menthofuranc [4-9%] 1.8 Cineol (Eucalyptol) [2-5%] Pulegone [2-5%] Menthyl Accetate [4-10%]
Action: Peppermint is anticarcinogenic, supports digestion, expels worms, is a decongestant, is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, mucolytic, a stimulant, is hypertensive, cardiotonic, stimulates the gallbladder, is a pain reliever, an expectorant, and anti-inflammatory for the intestinal and urinary tract. It can heighten or restore the sense of taste by stimulating the trigeminal nerve.
Traditional Uses: Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Jean Valnet, MD, studied peppermint's effect on liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint's role in affecting impaired taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy. Alan Hirsh, MD, studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center (the ventromedial mucleus of the hypothalamus) which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, candida, diarrhea, digestive problems, fever, halitosis, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, indigestion, menstrual irregularity, headaches, motion sickness, nausea, tumor growth, respiratory infections, shock, itchy skin throat infections, and varicose veins.
Other Uses: This oil may help arthritis, depression, skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis), food poisoning, headaches, hives, hysteria, inflammation, morning sickness, nerves regeneration, rheumatism, elevate and open sensory system, ease the pain of toothaches, and kills tuberculosis bacillus according to Jean Valnet, MD.
Application: Diffuse Massage on the stomach or add to water or tea for supporting normal digestion. Apply to the bottom of the feet or rub on the temples to treat headaches. To improve concentration,
alertness, and memory, place 2 drops on the tongue. Add to food as a flavoring and preservative.
Fragrant Influence: It is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, mucus membranes, or sensitive skin areas. Do not apply neat to a fresh wound or burn.
CAUTION: ALWAYS DILUTE WHEN USING ON CHILDREN'S DELICATE SKIN.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.