Peppermint – Mentha piperita
Part used: Leaves
Peppermint is a herbaceous perennial plant that can grow to be up to 90 cm tall. It prefers moist, shady conditions. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, this herb is now cultivated in many parts of the world. It is used widely as a culinary herb and is a very popular flavour in teas, sweets and toothpaste as well as a refreshing addition to skincare products. Peppermint is found to be very effective as a treatment for headaches, congestion, digestive complaints and sore muscles.
Peppermint has been widely used for its flavour and therapeutic benefits since the plant, a cross between Spearmint and Mint Wild, was first recognised in the 18th century. It has a long history of medicinal use dating to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. It has been promoted by herbalists as a general digestive aid. It is also indicated as a natural remedy to alleviate colds, headaches, indigestion and nausea.
Powerful, bright, minty-fresh and very cleansing. Breath mints come to mind when describing this crisp and cool scent.
Blends well with: Basil, Rosemary Cineol, Lavender True and Tea Tree.
100% pure Mentha piperita, distilled leaf, France
Menthol, Menthone, 1,8-Cineol, Menthyl acetate, Isomenthone, Neomenthol
May be irritating to the skin. Not recommended during pregnancy (Spearmint is a safe alternative). Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes – flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Rub 1-2 drops on the temples (away from eyes) and back of the neck as soon as possible. Also good for hangover headaches.
Rub 1-2 drops directly onto the solar plexus or add 1 drop to the tongue. Repeat as required.
Add 2-5 drops to a steam inhalation and breathe deeply. Repeat every two hours or as required.
Add 3-5 drops directly to the affected area. Repeat as required.
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