Peppermint - 10 mL Essential Oil

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Peppermint (Mentha piperita) USA

 Peppermint (Mentha piperita) USA Category:  Tags: , , , , , , 

analgesic, anti-bacterial, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, cooling, circulatory stimulant, decongestant, detoxifier, digestive, energizing, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, immunostimulant, insectifuge, liver support, mucolytic, nervine, neurotonic, skin irritation/rashes/redness, irregular menses, stimulant, tonic — acne, apathy, bronchitis, Crone’s Disease, colds, colitis, cystitis, decongestant, dermatitis, diarrhea, digestive disorders, diverticulitis, dizziness, fever, flu, headaches/migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal inflammation, insect bites, itching, laryngitis, liver weakness, low bile production, lymphatic stimulant, menstrual cramps, mental fatigue, mucus congestion, muscular aches/pains/spasms, muscular injury, nausea, nervous stress, physical exhaustion, neuralgia, rheumatism, ringworm, scabies, sciatica, sinusitis, skin irritation/rashes, sprains, stomach cramps/indigestion, travel sickness, urinary tract infections, vertigo, vomiting (*not to be applied to or near the face of infants or children, not to be used with children under age 5, Contraindications: cardiac fibrillation, G6PD deficiency)

PEPPERMINT

 
 

Botanical Name:

Mentha piperita
  Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
  Country of Origin: USA
 

Parts Used/Method of Extraction:

Leaves & Flowering tops/Steam distillation
 

Biochemical class:

Alcohol, Ketone
 

Fragrance:

Sharp, piercing, hot, sweet, minty
 

Perfume note:

Top
 

Character:

Refreshing, invigorating,

 

clears the head

 

Properties:

Analgesic, antibacterial, antiemetic, antifungal, anti-infectious,

 

anti-inflammatory (respiratory/

intestinal/urinary), antipyretic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, decongestant, digestive stimulant, expectorant, hepatic stimulant, hypertensive, insect repellent, mucolytic, tonic (nervous/uterus)

 

INDICATIONS/USES:
 

Cardio-Vascular:

Hypotension, low white blood count
 

Digestive:

Gingivitis, colic, gastrointestinal smooth muscle cramping, colds, flu, fevers, mouth ulcers, indigestion, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, morning sickness, diarrhea, ulcers, gall stones, sluggish liver/pancreas, viral hepatitis, lowered bile secretion, H. pylori, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
 

Endocrine:

 
 

Genito-Urinary:

Painful menses, cramping
 

Immune:

Cholera, yellow fever, colds, flu, fever, sluggish lymphatics
 

Integumentary:

Acne, dermatitis, ringworm, scabies, constricted capillaries, itching
 

Muscular-Skeletal:

Neuralgia, sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches/pains
  Nervous: Headache, migraine, stress, vertigo, neuralgia, sciatica
  Respiratory: Bronchitis, rhinitis, otitis, sinusitis, dry/spasmodic cough, excess mucus
  Emotional: Poor memory, mental fatigue, lack of concentration, lethargy
  Chakra: Crown #7, Sacral #2, Brow #6
  Method of Use:  Inhalation, massage, compress, morning bath, sauna
  Cautions: Avoid use on or near infants, G6PD deficiency, cardiac fibrillation,

 

(oral) – epilepsy, fever, mucous membrane irritant, can irritate sensitive skin, do not use with homeopathic treatment,

use in moderation