Peppermint Pure Essential Oil

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Peppermint Pure Essential Oil

12.00

15 ml

Common Name: Peppermint

Latin Name: Mentha x piperita

INCI Name: Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil

 

Scent: Strong, minty, fresh, sweet

Parts Used: Leaves, Stems

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Origin: India

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Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus), Bergamot (Mint), Black Pepper, Cajuput, Cornmint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender,  Patchouli, Petigrain, Sage (Clary), Spearmint, Tea Tree, Wintergreen


Formula Cards

Concentration – Coming Soon!

Headache – Coming Soon!

Muscles – Coming Soon!


Plant Description

Peppermint is a perennial herb native to Europe and Asia and is naturalized to North America.  This fragrant, lush plant grows wild in moist, temperate areas reaching a height of 2 - 3 feet, producing flowers July through August.

 

Plant History

Although first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, Peppermint is known to have been used for medicinal purposes before 2,000 BCE.  Throughout the ages, Peppermint has been used in cookery, to soothe digestive issues, diminish nausea, elevate headaches and migraines, loosen tight/sore muscles, ease joint pain, and stimulate mental clarity.


Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses

Peppermint is one of the most important essential oils. It’s excellent for headaches, nausea, fatigue, apathy, coughs, digestive issues, muscle pain, sinus congestion, mental tiredness, and poor circulation. It’s an insect repellent, emollient, antiseptic, and muscle relaxant.

 

Peppermint has long been used for its many useful properties including; Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Cooling, Decongestant, Expectorant …

Topically – Antiseptic, astringent, carmative, circulation, cooling, concentration, coughs, digestive issues, emollient, indigestion, insect repellent, headaches, joints, mental clarity, muscle pain, nausea …

 

Inhalation – Apathy, antiseptic, coughs, concentration, decongestant, expectorant, fatigue, headaches, mental clarity, mental tiredness, nausea, sinus congestion …

 

Modern Knowledge – Scientific Research

This is a nice article on the antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of two mint essential oils.

ML Tsai, CT Wu, TF Lin, WC Lin, YC Huang, CH Yang. Chemical Composition and Biological Properties of Essential Oils of Two Mint Species. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol 12, No 4 (2013)

http://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjpr/article/view/93279

 

This article pertains to the use of Orange and Peppermint essential oils postoperatively.

Susanna Stea, Alina Beraudi, and Dalila De Pasquale. Essential Oils for Complementary Treatment of Surgical Patients: State of the Art. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 726341, 6 pages

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/726341/

 

Active Compounds Peppermint Is Known For

Peppermint oil contains more than 100 compounds including volatile oils of:

(+)-carvone, 1, 8-cinone, cineol, Eriocitrin, hesperidin, isomenthonone, luteolin, menthol, menthone, methyl acetate, rosemarinic acid, terpene, trans-carane, …


Not For Internal Use

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Dilute Properly

Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes

 

Cautions

Avoid During Pregnancy

Avoid During Lactation

Do Not Use On Young Children

Possible Skin Irritant

 

If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.

If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.

 

Possible Interaction

The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should use herbs with care, under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

 

Cyclosporine - This drug, which is usually taken to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ, suppresses the immune system. Peppermint oil may slow down the rate at which the body breaks down cyclosporine, meaning more if it stays in your bloodstream. Do not take peppermint oil if you take cyclosporine. [1]

 

Drugs that reduce stomach acid -- If you take peppermint capsules at the same time as drugs that lower the amount of stomach acid, the enteric-coated peppermint capsules may dissolve in the stomach instead of the intestines. This could reduce the effects of peppermint. Take peppermint at least 2 hours before or after an acid-reducing drug. Antacids include: [2]

  • Famotidine (Pepcid)

  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)

  • Ranitidine (Zantac)

  • Esomeprazole (Nexium)

  • Lansoprazole (Prevacid)

  • Omeprazole (Prilosec) [2]

 

Drugs that treat diabetes -- Test tube studies suggest peppermint may lower blood sugar, raising the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). [3]

 

Medications changed by the liver -- Since peppermint works on the liver, it may affect medications that are metabolized by the liver (of which there are many). Speak with your health care provider. [4]

 

Antihypertensive drugs (blood pressure medications) -- Some animal studies suggest that peppermint may lower blood pressure. If you take medications to lower blood pressure, taking peppermint also might make their effect stronger. [5]


Important

The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The FDA has not evaluated the therapeutic suggestions, statements or claims cited.  No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this plant or any products from Earthwise Oils, LLC.  You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider prior to use.


Literature

[1] Source: Possible Interactions with: Peppermint | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb-interaction/possible-interactions-with-peppermint#ixzz2z6i6NRAo

[2] Source: University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/peppermint

[3] Source: University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/peppermint

[4] Source: University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/peppermint

[5] Source: University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/peppermint