- Botanical name:Mentha piperita
- Family:Lamiaceae / Labiatae
- Origin:USA, Tasmania
- Characteristics: Strongly piercing, refreshing, sharp, menthol fragrance
- Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme
- Common Uses:
– Peppermint is an ideal remedy for all digestive disorders including colic, irritable
bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, halitosis, counters food
poisoning. It calms stomach and intestinal spasms and irritability.
– It is an effective remedy for nausea and vomiting and is good for relieving travel
– Peppermint is ideal to use for sinus congestion and a congestive headache.
– For headaches and migraines related to digestive problems
– Peppermint reduces breast milk production, do not use for breast feeding women
– Peppermint helps clear head and refreshes the spirits, improve focus and
concentration, relieve local pains.
– Please do dilute the peppermint oil before applying on skin for cold sores, pruritus,
– Avoid during pregnancy
– Avoid during breast feeding
– Do not use one babies and children under 5 years old or animals
– Irritates sensitive skin
– It may antidote homeopathic medication
– It may disrupt sleep patterns if used late in the day
– Do not use on people with epilepsy, fever or heart disease
– Do not use if cardiac fibrillation present