Caution when using peppermint essential oil, it is a medium strength remedy.
Do not use with children under the age of two, peppermint is so relaxing it may cause passageways to collapse.
Do not use peppermint essential oil in the bath it may cause hypothermia because it lowers body temperature.
Do not use when breastfeeding unless it is to dry up milk production.
Do not store peppermint essential oil with homeopathic remedies it is really strong.
It is good to use peppermint essential oil to cool hot conditions as long as it is not accompanied by dryness or irritation.
|Latin Name||Mentha x piperita|
|Country of Origin||North America, France, England|
|Extraction||steam distilled from leaves and flowers|
|Colour||pale yellow to colourless|
|Aroma||light, sharp, refreshing, a bit pungent, strong|
|Caution Contraindications||Medium strength: Do not use with epilepsy, convulsions, during pregnancy, dry conditions, gastric hyperacidity or with children under the age of two. Do not use if breastfeeding. Do not store with homeopathic remedies. Use in low concentration, may cause skin irritation. Do not use in a bath, it may cause hypothermia.|
|Primary Uses||Digestion: Fortifies liver, stomach, and intestines. Stomach upset, gastritis, indigestion, nausea, colitis, Crohn’s, relaxing digestive, infection, inflammation, spasms
Respiratory: infections, bronchitis, sinusitis, cooling, colds, flu, coughs nasal catarrh, pain,
Nervous: migraines, headaches, stress tension, itching,
Muscular: relaxes smooth muscle, arthritis, neuralgia, aches and pain, sciatica, bruises,
|Properties||Analgesic, antiallergenic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti-emetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-galactagogue, antiseptic, antispasmodic (digestive, general, respiratory), antiviral, anxiolytic, appetite stimulant, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, decongestant, diaphoretic, relaxing expectorant, febrifuge, nervine relaxant, stomachic, tonic tranquilizer, vasodilator, vulnerary,|
|Constituents||Essential Oil: 2%Ketone: menthone,Aldehydes: Esters: methyl acetate,Monoterpene alcohol: Menthol 30%,
Oxide: 1, 8 cineole
Monoterpenes: menthene, phellandrene, azulene, limonene, pinene