Minty, fresh, herbaceous, sharp, camphoraceous.
Peppermint is a perennial herb that grows up to 3 feet high. It has underground runners, so it grows and spreads easily. It has dark green, serrated leaves, purplish stems, and reddish- violet flowers. Peppermint has a long history of use, especially for digestive complaints. The essential oil is clear and has a strong, refreshing aroma. It is known for its versatility and should be a part of any first-aid kit.
Fights respiratory infections–colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis. Clears congestion and relieves breathing. Supports the immune system. Relieves muscle pains, cramps, and sprains. Tones the muscles. Relieves rheumatism and arthritis discomfort. Tones the cardio-vascular system. Relieves upset stomach and mild constipation.
Relieves mental exhaustion. Promotes mental clarity. Cools anger. Relieves nervous stress and mild depression. Refreshes the mind.
Promotes clarity in communication and concentration. Promotes a healthy self-esteem. Promotes inspiration and insights.
Useful for dermatitis and acne. Detoxifies and relieves itching. Cools, softens, and degreases. Helps prevent bruising.
Major biochemical compounds:
Menthol, 1,8 cineol, menthone, menthyl acetate, neo-menthol, iso-menthol, alpha-, beta-pinene, limonene
Method of use:
Essential oils can be used in a variety of methods of application and/or inhalation. Massage, bath, diffusion–there are endless opportunities for using Oshadhi genuine and authentic essential oils. For guidelines, see our Aromatherapy page.
….May be hot or sensitizing to the skin
….Use highly diluted
….Avoid during pregnancy