Peppermint has been considered an excellent medicine since ancient times. Of the many types of mint that exist, Mentha piperita, "Peppermint" is the best known; the classic in aromatherapy .
Peppermint oil is considered an excellent digestive tonic . It calms the stomach and relaxes the digestive tract, helps with flatulence, nausea and vomiting, motion sickness and seasickness.
It promotes the flow of bile, stimulates the metabolism , activates the flow of lymph and thus has a decongesting effect on the connective tissue.
Scientific studies show the pain-relieving effect of peppermint oil on migraines and tension headaches. A drop applied pure already provides relief . In this case, the oil can be used undiluted.
Peppermint oil is wonderfully stimulating and refreshing for the mind . It promotes clear thinking, wakes you up and increases concentration.
It also proves to be a refreshing benefit when you're traveling with jet lag.
The scent is determined by its main ingredient menthol , which also causes the cooling effect.
After application, blood circulation is increased, followed by a brief feeling of warmth. Warmth and coolness alternate again and again, which clears your nose when you have a cold, for example.
Peppermint oil has also been used to protect against insects . As a spray , it works successfully together with lemongrass and cedar, diluted in hydrolate or spirit of wine.
These three oils - mixed in almond oil - are also often used to rub in against annoying pests .
Please do not use in children under 6 years of age or during pregnancy.
Peppermint in the medicine cabinet - quick help for the body
Put 1 drop of PEPPERMINT on a handkerchief and smell it.
digestive problems (after heavy food)
Let 1 drop of PEPPERMINT slowly melt on your tongue or dribble 1 drop into a glass of mineral water. Stir vigorously and drink in sips.
Drizzle 1 drop of PEPPERMINT directly onto the clean cut. Stops bleeding and does not burn. Apply plaster or bandage if necessary.