Peppermint - 10 mL Essential Oil

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Peppermint (Mentha piperita) USA

 Peppermint (Mentha piperita) USA Category:  Tags: , , , , , , 

analgesic, anti-bacterial, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, cooling, circulatory stimulant, decongestant, detoxifier, digestive, energizing, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, immunostimulant, insectifuge, liver support, mucolytic, nervine, neurotonic, skin irritation/rashes/redness, irregular menses, stimulant, tonic — acne, apathy, bronchitis, Crone’s Disease, colds, colitis, cystitis, decongestant, dermatitis, diarrhea, digestive disorders, diverticulitis, dizziness, fever, flu, headaches/migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal inflammation, insect bites, itching, laryngitis, liver weakness, low bile production, lymphatic stimulant, menstrual cramps, mental fatigue, mucus congestion, muscular aches/pains/spasms, muscular injury, nausea, nervous stress, physical exhaustion, neuralgia, rheumatism, ringworm, scabies, sciatica, sinusitis, skin irritation/rashes, sprains, stomach cramps/indigestion, travel sickness, urinary tract infections, vertigo, vomiting (*not to be applied to or near the face of infants or children, not to be used with children under age 5, Contraindications: cardiac fibrillation, G6PD deficiency)



Botanical Name:

Mentha piperita
  Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
  Country of Origin: USA

Parts Used/Method of Extraction:

Leaves & Flowering tops/Steam distillation

Biochemical class:

Alcohol, Ketone


Sharp, piercing, hot, sweet, minty

Perfume note:



Refreshing, invigorating,


clears the head



Analgesic, antibacterial, antiemetic, antifungal, anti-infectious,


anti-inflammatory (respiratory/

intestinal/urinary), antipyretic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, decongestant, digestive stimulant, expectorant, hepatic stimulant, hypertensive, insect repellent, mucolytic, tonic (nervous/uterus)




Hypotension, low white blood count


Gingivitis, colic, gastrointestinal smooth muscle cramping, colds, flu, fevers, mouth ulcers, indigestion, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, morning sickness, diarrhea, ulcers, gall stones, sluggish liver/pancreas, viral hepatitis, lowered bile secretion, H. pylori, Irritable Bowel Syndrome




Painful menses, cramping


Cholera, yellow fever, colds, flu, fever, sluggish lymphatics


Acne, dermatitis, ringworm, scabies, constricted capillaries, itching


Neuralgia, sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches/pains
  Nervous: Headache, migraine, stress, vertigo, neuralgia, sciatica
  Respiratory: Bronchitis, rhinitis, otitis, sinusitis, dry/spasmodic cough, excess mucus
  Emotional: Poor memory, mental fatigue, lack of concentration, lethargy
  Chakra: Crown #7, Sacral #2, Brow #6
  Method of Use:  Inhalation, massage, compress, morning bath, sauna
  Cautions: Avoid use on or near infants, G6PD deficiency, cardiac fibrillation,


(oral) – epilepsy, fever, mucous membrane irritant, can irritate sensitive skin, do not use with homeopathic treatment,

use in moderation