- Pain Relief
- Nausea Relief
- Motion Sickness
- Increase Alertness & Concentration
- Reduce Inflamation
- Migraine & Headache
- Anti Inflammatory
- Reduce Hunger Cravings
- Boost Energy
Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)
The Peppermint plant is a hybrid species of spearmint (Mentha Spicata) and water mint (Mentha aquatica). The essential oils are gathered by steam distillation of the fresh aerial parts of the flowering plant. The most active ingredients include menthol (35–45%) and menthone (10–30%).
Clinically speaking, peppermint oil is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits and soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon because of its ability to reduce muscle spasms.
Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. Due to its Menthol content, it is an effective decongestant. Decongestants shrink the swollen membranes in the nose, making it easier to breathe. Menthol is also an expectorant. Expectorants loosen and bring up mucus from the lungs, which is helpful for people with a cough. It’s also mentioned in Greek mythology, the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come.
Spiritual: Peppermint lifts & stimulates the spirit, causing one to understand and appreciate unfolding life mysteries.
Second Chakra. Sacral Chakra. In the second chakra, Peppermint EO supports lower bachache and sciatica due to its antispasmotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Third Chakra. Solar Plexus Chakra. Physically the solar plexus effects the digestive system and part of the endocrine system. Peppermint EO helps to support & strengthen the digestive tract.
Fourth Chakra: Heart Chakra. When feelings of stress, rejection, fear, jealousy and heartache occur, tightening of the chest and shortness of breath occurs in the respiratory system. Peppermint EO assists with strengthening and soothing the respiratory system, allowing for a release in tightness and an easy flow of breath.
Fifth Chakra. Throat Chakra. This governs communication and the ability for one to speak for themselves with confidence and assertion. When the gums and teeth are unhealthy or in pain, the ability to speak with such confidence and assertion may be inhibited. Peppermint EO assists with overall dental health.
Sixth Chakra. Third Eye Chakra. When there are blockages of the third eye chakra, sinus infections and sinusitis may occur. To assist with an appropriate cleanse of this disease, Peppermint EO can be added to a bowl of steaming water or vaporizer, and steam inhaled for relief and ultimate healing. Sometimes the third eye can be stressed and tense causing headaches and migraines. For relief from headaches and migraines Peppermint EO can be dropped on a cloth with warm water and placed on neck, temples and forehead. Note that Peppermint EO is very strong and should be heavily diluted before touching your skin.