Peppermint Essential Oil
Below you will find all the information you need on my 100% pure organic peppermint essential oil!
- Muscle pain relief
- Joint pain
- Insect bites
- Local anaesthetic – great for myalgia and neuralgia
- Stomach pain
- Bile production enhancer
- Abdominal distension
- Supports lymphatic drainage
- Increases blood flow to spleen
- Reducing fevers
- Alleviates symptoms at onset of cold
- Sinus congestion, sinus infection and sinus inflammation
- Promotes motivation, self-confidence and alertness
- Clears the mind
- Refreshes the spirits
- Helpful for concentration, mental fatigue and memory lapses
- Activates the qi and strengthens the Shen – so it is energising yet calming.
- Peppermint oil balances the middle heater and stomach qi – so it helps with indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, distension and abdominal pain
- Tonifies the Wood Element and balances the Earth Element – so it helps us to assimilate new ideas, and clears the mind
- Dispels pride
- Overcomes feelings of inferiority
- Assists in living an ethical life
- Enhances concentration, and facilitates the digestion of new ideas
- Beneficial for inspiration and insight
- Clarifies the chakras
- Promotes healthy self-esteem, integrity and seat of personal power associated with the solar plexus chakra
- Helps with the communication of how we feel through the throat chakra
- Assists the brow chakra by stimulating the conscious mind, and providing inspiration and insight
- Energises us when we feel lost and lethargic
- Can stimulate our dream time – by increasing sensitivity, awareness and perception of our dreams so that we can remember them and take on the wisdom they provide
- Helps you to sustain energy you need to maintain focus and balance
- Helps you connect with your passion and live life with purpose
Clinical studies support effectiveness as an analgesic, antifungal, anti-neuralgic, antibacterial, antiviral, carminative, cholagogue, digestive stimulant and stomachic oil.
How to use
GRAS – generally recognised as safe
Do not use on the face, particularly the nose, of infants and small children
Avoid in cardiac fibrillation, if you have G6PD deficiency (symptoms of this include abnormal reactions to drugs such as antimalarials, sulphonamides, chloramphenicol, streptomycin and aspirin)
Do not ingest essential oils unless under the direct supervision of a qualified aromatherapist or medical herbalist – even if an oil is sold to you as food grade.
Do not apply undiluted oils to the skin
Plant species: Peppermint is a naturally occurring hybrid of spearmint and another mint species. It’s native to southern Europe, and is now cultivated in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, Morocco, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, England, India and Australia.
Peppermint is a perennial herb, growing up to 100cm tall.
It’s also traditionally used for bronchitis, dysentery, diabetes, diarrhoea, painful periods, fevers, hypertension, jaundice, nausea, pain, urinary tract infections, and respiratory conditions