Peppermint Essential Oil
Part Of Plant Used : Flowering Herb
Source : India
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
- Peppermint Essential Oil is reported to be good for ailments like asthma, colic, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, chest congestion and vertigo.
- Excellent for mental fatigue and depression, refreshing and stimulating with its menthol content.
- It is good for the skin and is used in lotions to treat sunburn, itchiness, insect bites or inflamed skin.
- Can help fight bad breath and gum infections when diluted into mouthwashes.
- When used in an oil burner it is not only therapeutic it also keeps away mosquitoes and other insects.
Peppermint is native to the Mediterranean but is now grown in other countries in Europe, America, and Asia.
It has been used medicinally in England for the last few centuries.
Peppermint has been used since ancient times in Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and Japan. According to Greek myth, a nymph called Mentha was turned, in a fit of anger, into a mint plant by her lover’s wife Persephone.
According to Pliny, peppermint was used to crown the Greeks and Romans during feasts.