Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Peppermint
- Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)
Peppermint oil comes from the leaves of Mentha × piperita (also known as Mentha balsamea). It is particularly used for healing the digestive system.
Relieves indigestion, nausea, heartburn, flatulence and diarrhea.
Soothes stress, anxiety and depression. Relieves fatigue and improves concentration.
Reduces menstrual pain.
Alleviates asthma, coughs, bronchitis and sinusitis.
- Don't use peppermint oil during pregnancy.
- Don't use on young children.
- May irritate the skin or mucus membranes.