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.
Properties[edit | edit source]
Digestive[edit | edit source]
Relieves indigestion, nausea, heartburn, flatulence and diarrhea.
Emotional[edit | edit source]
Soothes stress, anxiety and depression. Relieves fatigue and improves concentration.
Gynecological[edit | edit source]
Reduces menstrual pain.
Respiratory[edit | edit source]
Alleviates asthma, coughs, bronchitis and sinusitis.
Caution[edit | edit source]
- Don't use peppermint oil during pregnancy.
- Don't use on young children.
- May irritate the skin or mucus membranes.