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Peppermint - Aromatheraphy Essentail Oil
The mint family is one of the most aromatic and https:ful plant families, both for herbal medicine, the culinary arts and aromatherapy. Excellent for headaches and cough, peppermint is a stimulant and revitalizer. A derivative, menthol, is https:d as an important component in the pharmaceutical and tobacco industries. It has both antiseptic and expectorant qualities so it is https:ful for the respiratory tract as an inhalation https:ful in the mouth as a mouth wash; or added to toothpaste can be healing to gum infections and canker sores. Ten drops added to a bath can have a cooling affect on the body.
Origin of peppermint
A native of southern Europe, this plant is grown all over the world but now comes mainly from the US.
Properties of peppermint oil
It has a pungent taste, with cooling moisturizing effect. Peppermint acts as diaphoretic, carminative, nervine, stimulant, analgesic, decongestant and antiseptic. It has a strong, fresh smell and generally has a refreshing, invigorating effect.
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Mixes well with: clary sage, sage, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and citrus oils.
Warning: Can aggravate severe chills and neurasthenia.