Peppermint Mentha piperita  Essential Oil Information

Mentha piperita

Peppermint Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Mentha piperita

 

USA

Leaves, flowers, stems








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Pale yellow

Thin

Strong








Fragrance

Bold, minty












Benefits

Supports healthy digestion and circulation, eases tummy and head discomfort, and promotes clear respiration. Use for headaches, sore throats, muscle aches, insect bites, toothaches. Calms stomach cramps, gas, an irritated colon, as well as motion sickness, and treats cold and flu symptoms such as upset stomach, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, cough, flatulence, vomiting, exhaustion, headaches and migraines.  Use for toothache to gum infections, or mouth infections.  Helps asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, scabies, sinusitis and vertigo. Good for keeping mice, fleas and ants away! May help IBS.















Blends Well With

Basil, Black Pepper, Cacao, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Spearmint, Tea Tree














Constituents

Menthyl acetate, menthone, cineole, limonene, phellandrene, pinene, beta-caryophyllene













Properties

Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant (digestive), stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge.















Safety

Avoid if heart fibrillation. Considered safe, but is an irritant. Don't use on children under two years.