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Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

What is Peppermint?

Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The plant is indigenous to Europe and the Middle East but is also now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. Peppermint Essential Oils have been used by ancient civilizations for perfume, headaches and soothe upset stomachs.

The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the flowering tops and leaves of the peppermint plant. The oil is far more intense and concentrated than other essential oils and contains menthol which can induce a cooling feeling through your body.

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Aroma

Minty, fresh and cool

Plant Properties

Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antitumoral, antiparasitic, antibacterial, analgesic, antispasmodic, anticarcinogenic.

Benefits

Fighting respiratory infections, asthma, reducing arthritis, lowers fevers, decreases nausea, obesity, Candida, eases digestive problems, headaches, eliminates psoriasis, eczema, herpes simples, herpes zoster, cold sores, and relieves back problems.

Blends with:

Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli, pine, rosemary, and tea tree oils

 

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