Peppermint essential oil – 10 ml
Latin name : Mentha Piperita
Part of plant used : Flowering herb
Origin : India
Extraction method : Steam distillation
Peppermint essential oil is considered a miracle cure for a variety of ailments and conditions, including asthma, colic, fever, flatulence and dizziness. Thanks to its high menthol content, it has a refreshing and invigorating effect, which makes it particularly effective in cases of mental exhaustion and depressed moods.
The oil is also a favorite in skin care, where it is incorporated into lotions to soothe sunburn, itching and inflamed skin areas. In oral hygiene, it shows its effectiveness by fighting bad breath and gingivitis when added to mouthwashes. If you use it in an oil burner, you will not only benefit from its therapeutic properties, but also keep away pesky mosquitoes and other insects.
Peppermint has its roots in the Mediterranean region, but is now cultivated worldwide. Historical findings prove their use already in the ancient advanced civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and Japan. According to a Greek legend, a nymph named Mentha was transformed into a mint plant, which gave peppermint oil its name. The ancient Greeks and Romans crowned their feast days with peppermint, and in England the plant has been valued for centuries for its healing properties.
Peppermint oil and peppermint fragrance works:
In herbal medicine, peppermint is known for the following properties:
1. may relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
2. reduces nausea
3. provides relief from sinus congestion
4. supports the health of the respiratory tract
5. lowers fever
6. relieves menstrual pain
7. relieves muscle and joint pain
8. supports oral health
9. may help in the treatment of herpes simplex virus
10. reduces itching from insect bites
and quite practical in everyday life are the following features:
1. aromatherapy for energy and concentration
2. relief from muscle pain
3. headache relief
4. breath freshener
5. digestive aid
6. natural insect repellent
7. skin care for itching
8. stimulant for hair growth
9. cooling foot bath
10. household cleaner additive
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