Powerful Peppermint

Essential oil name Peppermint

Latin name Mentha x piperita

Note/perfume top note, with a fresh, menthol, minty, lively aroma

Family lamiaceae

Extraction method steam distillation of flowering herb

Main chemistry menthol, menthone

Plant description

A small, perennial herb that grows to about 3 foot high, with green leaves and with many small flowering heads to a stem that shoots from the leafy stems.

Therapeutic actions

some of the actions for peppermint essential oil include: analgesic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, astringent, .

Therapeutic uses

multi use for skin, circulation, respiratory, digestive, immune, , and nervous systems: ringworm and scabies, mental fatigue and exhaustion, neuralgia, asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, muscular aches and pains, flatulence, nausea, colic and constipation can all be eased with peppermint essential oil.

Safety data

can be sensitising and irritating, not to be used when taking homeopathic remedy, do not use around babies, infants and children under 3, avoid using in the bath, avoid using near eyes, if you get on fingers dilute with carrier oil and then wash – don’t touch eyes because it will transfer.