Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita leaf oil)
Peppermint oil is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs with documented use in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
The peppermint plant is a summer-growing perennial with upright square stems reaching three feet in height at maturity. The oil is widely credited with being a digestive aid. The familiar aroma of Mentha piperita is known for both its warming and cooling properties. Friendly to the sinuses, peppermint is also useful to the muscular system, especially for women during monthly cycles or menopause. Properties include being refreshing, a mental stimulant and energizing. It relieves bad breath and is a good nerve tonic that helps with mental fatigue and nervous stress.
Peppermint oil should not be used during pregnancy.