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Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name  Mentha piperita, Mentha balsamea
English Name : Peppermint
French Name : Menthe poivrée
Family : Lamiaceae
Origin : Canada, United-States, France, Hungary, India

History and Origin

Originally the product of a natural hybridization between Mentha aquatica and Mentha spicata, peppermint is today a widely cultivated plant. Indigenous in Europe, it is now commonly found all around the globe as an adventitious plant. It likes humid and well-drained soils. In Egypt, some peppermint traces were found, dating back to as far as 1 000 years before J.-C. In Native medicinal tradition, it is used as analgesic (against colic, cramps and headaches), antiemetic, carminative, antipyretic and gastrointestinal tonic, as well as a remedy against flu and hemorrhoids and as a urinary disinfectant. Mitchum peppermint, very popular around the world, has its roots in Saint-Lawrence River Valley, in Québec.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Aerial part
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear liquid with a very lightly yellow color. Penetrating smell with strongly spicy, minty and camphoric notes.
Properties : Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral+++, antifungal, anti-parasitic, tonic and stimulant+++ (cardiotonic, hypertensive, uterotonic, enterotonic, digestive stimulant, antiemetic, stomachic, liver tonic, liver cells regenerating, cholagogue, choleretic, pancreatic stimulant, neurotonic and equilibrating), anti-catarrhal, expectorant and mucolytic, analgesic, anesthetic+++, intestinal and urinary anti-inflammatory, prostatic decongestant, hormone-like, emmenagogue (ovary regulation)
Indications : Liver-pancreas insufficiency+++, indigestion, dyspepsia, vomiting, motion sickness, aerophagia, aerocoly, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, biliary colic, inflammatory and spasmodic colitis, ulcer, gastro duodenal atony, gastralgia, enteralgy, yellow fever, cystitis, prostatitis, renal colic, neurovegetative dystonia, asthenia, migraine, headache+++, herpes zoster, viral neuritis (ex., optical nerve), neuralgia, sciatitis++, pruritus (urticaria, eczema)++, rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis and laryngitis, vision disorders (of circulatory origin), erethism (hyper-excitability of an organ), hypotension and lipothymia, tendinitis, hot flashes related to menopause

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Peppermint is a general stimulant. Applied on the third eye chakra, it is inspiring and stimulates creativity while enhancing will and activity (solar plexus). Peppermint has a high level of compatibility with spruce. Peppermint’s energy soothes frictions and works on the barriers impeding the assimilation of new information. Symbolically, it allows the digestion of new thoughts and beliefs. Besides, peppermint contributes to chasing fears away from the mental body; it calms mental chattering and dissipates confusion.

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Uses

Culinary

Mint is a frequent aromatic in cuisine. It is notably used as a flavor for chewing gum and other prepared products such as alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Perfumery

Peppermint is used to enhance products such as soaps, toothpastes, cosmetics and perfumes.

Recipes and Hints

  • Digestion and liver stimulation: 1 drop of essential oil taken internally in a bit of honey.
  • Fresh breath: 1 drop on the tongue or as a gargle.
  • Drowsiness: Apply 2 drops on the forehead and on the nape and breathe in its vivifying aroma.
  • Knocks and bruises: Apply 3 or 4 drops of pure essential oil on the affected spot.
  • Itch: Apply pure essential oil (for ex., on an insect bite) directly or diluted in St-John’s-Wort or sweet almond oil for a larger surface.
  • Headache and sinusitis: Apply 2 drops of pure essential oil on the temples, nape and forehead. You can also prepare a massage oil combining peppermint with lavender (3 or 4 drops in a spoonful of St-John’s-Wort or almond oil) for the neck-nape-shoulders-upper back region.
  • Mosquitoes and itching: See above.
  • Congestion: Pour 2 drops in the palm of your hand (can be combined with lavender), rub hands together and breathe in with each nostril 3 or 4 times.
  • Sunburns: Mix 1 drop of peppermint oil and 1 drop of lavender oil in a spoonful of St-John’s-Wort oil and apply gently on the affected area.
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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 
  • Peppermint should also be avoided internally in children under three years old. 
  • Try to stay away from eye contour with peppermint oil. 
  • In most cases, it is better to use peppermint oil diluted, especially for external use, often inadvisable. 
  • Peppermint should also be avoided when a person is taking homeopathic remedies.

Chromatography

Lot B-MEPIIND08Q (2015/06)

India

Monoterpenols: menthol (35,44 %), neomenthol (4,54 %)

Monoterpenones: menthone (25 %), isomenthone (4,55 %)

Terpene ester: menthyle acetate (5,27 %)

Terpine oxide: 1,8 cineole (4,30 %)

 

Lot B-MEPIIND07R (2016/06)

India

Monoterpenols: menthol (33,83 %), neomenthol (3,47 %)

Monoterpenones: menthone (25,06 %), isomenthone (4,43 %)

Terpene ester: menthyle acetate

(6,08 %)

Terpene oxide: 1.8-Cineole (4,49 %)

Sesquiterpene: β-caryophyllene (3,84 %)

 

Lot B-MEPIIND12R (2017/10)

India

Monoterpenol : l menthol (42,04 %)

Monoterpenone : menthone (25,76 %)

 

Lot B-MEPIIND01S (2017/10)

India

Monoterpenol : l menthol (42,04 %)

Monoterpenone : menthone (25,76 %)

 

Lot B-MEPIIND08S (2018/07)

India

Monoterpenol: l menthol (41,70 %)

Monoterpenone: menthone (25,16 %)

Terpene Oxide: 1.8-Cineole (4,66 %)

 

Lot BMEPIIND03T (2018/12)

India

Monoterpenol: l menthol (38,25 %)

Monoterpenone: menthone (28,30 %)

Terpene Oxide: 1.8-Cineole (4,91 %)

 

Lot BMEPIIND07T (2018/12)

India

Monoterpenol: l menthol (38,25 %)

Monoterpenone: menthone (28,30 %)

Terpene Oxide: 1.8-Cineole (4,91 %)

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Documentation and References

  • TURBIDE, Michel, L'Aromathérapie : huiles essentielles du Québec et du monde : applications thérapeutiques, Éditeur Santé-arôme.
  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • EIDSON, Deborah, La guérison vibratoire, Guy Trédaniel éditeur. 

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