Peppermint

Botanical Name:                   Mentha piperita

Synonym:                              Nil

Botanical Family:                  Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country of Origin:                 USA, Tasmania

Plant Part:                             Leaves and flowers

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                    fresh, crisp, sweet, menthol

Properties:                            
Analgesic, anaesthetic, antigalactagogue, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge

Chemical constituents:       
menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineol, methyl acetate, methofuran, isomenthone, limonene, α-pinene, β-pinene, germacrene-d, trans-sabinene hydrate, pulegone

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                                   

 

  • Refreshing
  • Clears the mind
  • Assists concentration
  • Relieves mental fatigue

 

Body:             

           

  • Excellent for headaches, muscular pain, nausea, stomach cramps, indigestion, colic flatulence and diarrhoea. 
  • Relieves motion sickness, sunburn and insect bites
  • Effective for sinus congestion, bruising and muscle pain
  • Has a cooling effect and is useful as an insect repellent

 

Contraindications:                Nil.   Use in moderation, could irritate sensitive skins.

Note:                                     Top

Odour Intensity:                    7

Blends well with:                 
Basil, bergamot, cajeput, cedarwood, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, marjoram, pine, rosemary, thyme

 

Traditions:                

Mint was prized in Japan and China for centuries and has been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 1000BC.  Traditionally people drank it as a tea or chewed the leaves to cure ‘complaints of the stomach or nerves’.  The Romans crowned themselves with peppermint at their feasts and used it as an ingredient in wine.  The Hebrews used it as a perfume component due to its aphrodisiac properties.

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