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Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Mentha piperita
  • Origin: India
Peppermint Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Mentha piperita

Parts Used

Flowering plant

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

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Aroma

Fresh, very minty, hot, herbaceous, with a vegetative back note

Overview

Peppermint oil has many culinary and pharmaceutical uses. It is also used for its soothing qualities on the digestive system.

Herbal Actions

Analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge

Blends Well With

Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree

Herbal Miscellany

Mild climate stress in the growing conditions of the plant increases the oil content and sesquiterpene levels in the oil.

Precautions

Oil Specific: Avoid in epilepsy and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Avoid with homeopathics.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. 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.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.