THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PEPPERMINT OIL INCLUDE ITS ABILITY TO TREAT INDIGESTION, RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, FEVER, STOMACH AND BOWEL SPASMS, AS WELL AS FOR PAIN RELIEF.
BOTANICAL NAME: MENTHA PIPERITA/ARVENSIS
COMMON METHOD OF EXTRACTION: STEAM DISTILLED
PART TYPICALLY USED: LEAVES AND FLOWERS/BUDS
COLOR: CLEAR WITH A TINGE OF YELLOW
PERFUMERY NOTE: TOP
STRENGTH OF INITIAL AROMA: STRONG
AROMATIC DESCRIPTION: LAVENDER OIL IS FLORAL, FRESH, SWEET, HERBACEOUS AND SOMETIMES SLIGHTLY FRUITY. IT CAN BE SLIGHTLY CAMPHOROUS.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL USES: ASTHMA, COLIC, EXHAUSTION, FLU, FLATULENCE, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, SCABIES, SINUSITIS, VERTIGO.
BLENDING: PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS WELL WITH COUNTLESS OTHER OILS. SPECIFICALLY, BASIL, BENZOIN, BLACK PEPPER, CYPRESS, EUCALYPTUS, GERANIUM, GRAPEFRUIT, JUNIPER, LAVENDER, LEMON, MARJORAM, NAIOULI, PINE, RAVENSARA, ROSEMARY, TEA TREE.
Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is extremely versatile and can be used for a broad range of applications. It’s clearing, antiseptic and anti-infectious action is particularly suited to the relief of headaches, migraine, hay fever, sinus and catarrhal congestion, as well as general coughs and colds.
The stimulating aroma of peppermint oil when inhaled relieves the symptoms of travel sickness, jet lag and general fatigue, whilst in massage it is particularly helpful with digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, colic, stomach pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. It also works effectively with emotional states such as mental exhaustion, impatience, indecision, irritability, poor memory, shock, and improves mental clarity/lack of concentration.
Peppermint oil is very helpful as an aid for digestion. People often put a few drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water and drink it after their meal for its beneficial digestive properties. It is carminative and therefore helps in removing excess gas. Peppermint oil is also a good tonic for those who have a low appetite, and it helps treating motion sickness, nausea and upset stomachs.
Peppermint oil can relax the smooth muscles of the GI tract. A number of studies have also shown it to be a great reliever of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and is characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort without any other diagnosed disease.
It also eliminates bad breath and helps teeth and gums fight off hazardous germs, and it is also been shown to be useful in the treatment of toothaches. At times, the inhalation of peppermint oil vapor can be anti-inflammatory and pain relieving.
The antifungal properties shows peppermint oil, when topically applied, can reduce the chances of fungal nail infectiond.
Nausea and headache:
Peppermint oil is a good home remedy for nausea and headaches. To quickly alleviate the pain of a headache, simply apply peppermint oil in a diluted form directly on the forehead. Inhaling peppermint oil can eliminate the effects of nausea and motion sickness. Its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties are part of the reason why it is so successful at relieving headache symptoms.
Like most other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against anxiety and restlessness. Furthermore, it stimulates mental activity, clears the mind, and increases focus on cognitive tasks.
Peppermint oil is very effective for gastroscopy, colonoscopy and during double-contrast barium enema, where it is applied intraluminally. Further benefits of peppermint oil that might stem from its antispasmodic properties are being studied.
Menthol, which is abundantly present in peppermint oil, helps to clear the respiratory tract. It is also an effective expectorant and therefore provides instantaneous, though temporary, relief for numerous respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, cold and cough. As a result, it is used in numerous cold rubs and balms. When these cold rubs are applied to the chest, they can quickly remove nasal and respiratory congestion. In one study, the use of peppermint oil proved to be antispasmodic, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory in nature, and considerably soothed the trachea inflammation and coughing in rats. Obviously, more human-based studies need to be made, but it has been a frequent part of alternative medicine for generations, and is highly respected for its use in relieving respiratory issues.
Peppermint oil can be used externally in order to provide relief from pain. It is believed that the presence of calcium antagonism in peppermint oil helps remove pain from affected areas. It is also cooling in nature and is subsequently used to help reduce fever. It is frequently called a “refrigerant”, meaning that it can provide an intensely cold sensation to any affected area. In case of injury, wound, or healing process, topically apply peppermint oil to the area to reduce swelling, relieve pain, and eliminate the chances of uncomfortable inflammation.
Peppermint oil can increase a person’s immunity to various diseases and is commonly employed by those people with weak immune systems or who seem to frequently suffer from illness. Peppermint oil is also known to have powerful antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal effects, which is why it is used in so many alternative treatments. It is composed of camphor, menthol, and carvacrol, which are resistant to certain dangerous bacterial strains like E. coli, salmonella, and staph infections. The full range of resistance to bacteria is not quite known yet, but studies continue all the time.
The stimulating effects of peppermint oil have been shown to increase blood circulation. Studies have shown that as soon as the essential oil vapor touches the end of the olfactory nerve endings, there is an almost instant increase in pulse rate and blood circulation. The stimulating effect of increased blood circulation helps to oxygenate the body’s organs and increase metabolism, as well as oxygenate the brain. This leads to higher cognitive function and protection against neurally degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Furthermore, increased blood circulation can prevent diabetic patients from complications they are already at risk of due to their glucose level imbalances.
Peppermint oil is very useful for hair care as it gives a cooling effect to the head, while removing dandruff and lice. Peppermint oil has antiseptic, regenerative, and stimulating effects, which means that it can relieve the scalp of irritation and dry skin, stimulate hair growth for those suffering from baldness, and give relatively healthy hair a shiny, fresh look. Peppermint oil can be found in many hair products and alternative solutions for baldness, dandruff, and other hair-related conditions. Increasing blood circulation to the scalp can also promote healthy hair growth.
Peppermint oil contains menthol, which is good for the skin because it creates a cooling sensation. Furthermore, it nourishes dull skin and improves the texture of oily or greasy skin.
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