AROMA & PROPERTIES: This herb of many species is a native of Europe but also grows in Japan as well as the USA, now the main producer of peppermint. Like many other herbs, it was known to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans and has a strongly piercing, sharp, menthol fragrance. It was a perfume component amongst the Hebrews reputedly because of its aphrodisiac properties. Also has Analgesic, Anaesthetic, Antiphlogistic, Astringent, Decongestant, Febrifuge, Hepatic, Nervine, and Stomachic properties.
MIND: Its cooling nature seems to relieve states of anger, hysteria, and nervous trembling. Excellent for mental fatigue and depression.
SKIN: By removing toxic congestion, could help cases of dermatitis, ringworm, scabies, and pruritus. Due to capillary constriction, it is cooling in action and can relieve itching, inflammation, and sunburn. Also softening skin helps to remove blackheads and is effective on greasy skin and hair.
HAIR: This oil can help promote hair growth during the anagen phase and it increased the number of follicles and follicle depth and overall hair growth. Peppermint menthol also imparts a freshened smell and tingly sensation on the skin and scalp.
BODY: Has dual-action cooling when hot & warming when cold and it is a good remedy for colds by halting mucus, fevers & encouraging perspiration. Useful in respiratory disorders generally as well as dry coughs and sinus congestion. Its action on the digestive system is of paramount importance, particularly in acute conditions. Beneficial against food poisoning & deals with vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence halitosis, colic gall stones, nausea & travel sickness.