Properties: It has the ability to tone the muscles and tissues as well as ease muscle pain and make muscles more flexible. It betters the circulation system in the body and also helps to clear up oily skin and acne. People with excessive perspiration can use this oil to reduce it. It is an ideal oil to keep pets of fleas, lice and ticks. Use this oil in the vapor therapy and ease the tensions of nervousness. Stimulate your mind by using this oil and energize yourself.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Common Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves and flowers/buds
Note Classification: Top
Largest Producing Countries: The plant is indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, however is currently cultivated an many regions across the world.
Traditional Use: Many infections like laryngitis, sore throats and fever have been traditionally treated with this oil. It is now commonly used in cough drops and teas to help sooth and relive the symptoms associated with the common cold.
Of Interest: Pliny the elder, 79 AD, an ancient Roman author, natural philosopher and naval and military commander wrote Naturalis Historia, it tells us that the Greeks and Romans crowned themselves with peppermint at their feasts and adorned their tables with its sprays, and that their cooks flavored both their sauces and their wines with its essence.