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Peppermint
(Mentha Piperita)


PEPPERMINTThe 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.

Most common https:s

  • Regulates the nervous system.

  • Good for palpitations

  • Good for hiccoughs

  • Relieves Asthma

  • Good for insomnia

  • Good for migraine.

  • Regulates the digestion and acts as an antiseptic to the bowel.
  • Cleanses the blood.

  • Good mouthwash in cases of gum disease.
  • Good for many skin complaints, such as eczema, dermatitis, over heated skin, bruises and ulcers.


  • Mixes well with: clary sage, sage, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and citrus oils.

    Warning: Can aggravate severe chills and neurasthenia.