Peppermint

Mentha-piperitaPeppermint
Mentha piperita

Peppermint is a plant that has been known since the 17th century. It is a cross between a variety of wild mints which cannot reproduce; therefore, it relies on an extensive root system beneath the soil for propagation. It can grow to a height of about 1-3 feet. It is has dark, green leaves, a purplish stem and pale violet-colored flowers.

Peppermint tea has been used for centuries to relieve abdominal cramps due to irritated digestive tracts. It is also widely used in personal care products.

Practical Uses

  • Aids digestion.
  • Provides a cooling effect.
  • Relieves nausea
  • Decongests stuffy sinus cavities and clears breathing passages.
  • Uplifts moods.
  • Helps to revive a person who has feinted
  • Relieves inflammation and cramps
  • Soothes itching skin.

Precautions

Peppermint could act as an irritant in high concentrations. Individuals with sensitive skin should use with caution. Caution should always be exercised when utilizing a new product, as individual allergies could occur.

Sourcing

E-Scentially Yours uses peppermint essential oil that is steam distilled. It is sourced from Pacific Northwest region of the U.S.A. The essential oil is obtained from the herb of spring harvest of young starts.