Properties & Uses:
Asthma *Colds *Congestion *Cramps *Cramps *Digestion *Energizing *Focus *Home and Garden *insect_repellent *January *Muscle pain *Personal Care *Spring *
Peppermint essential oil has a hot minty, menthol aroma that is quite powerful and can penetrate right through to the sinuses when breathed in. It is steam distilled from the flowering plant.
Peppermint is widely known as a comfort for stomach and digestive problems, and for it's soothing, cooling action that comes from its high level of menthol. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that also contributes to it being such a popular mint in medicinal formulas. The essential oil, however, should be used externally, and there are still many uses for it.
It blends well with geranium, lemon, lavender, pine, basil, cypress, grapefruit, tea tree, rosemary, sweet marjoram, juniper, black pepper, and it is not surprising that it blends well with eucalyptus. Now that's a combination for opening up the breathing passages (combine peppermint and eucalyptus). Add peppermint oil to aroma lamps for a real lift to your blend, or use it in massage oils or balms to stimulate and relieve pain. I find it irreplaceable in my homemade mouthwash that is pure, effective and so refreshing.
Side Effects: of Peppermint
Be very careful with the powerful peppermint essential oil and do not ingest it. Even when using it topically, dilute, and be careful since it can cause skin irritation. Also avoid using the essential oil during pregnancy and with babies and children.
Medicinal Herbal :Peppermint
Annies Remedy. Organic Herbs, Spices & Teas
Peppermint is a first herb of choice for treatment of colds and flu because it acts to relieve multiple symptoms at once: congestion,headaches and muscle aches, nausea and fever..