Essential oil Mint (Peppermint) - EO017
Botanic: mentha piperita L.
Part used: plant
The peppermint is a hybrid type of both the water mint (m. Aquatica) as well as the spearmint (m. Spicata). There are so many known varieties of mint that Walafried Strabus, a botanist from the 9th century, said the following: “The person who could sum up all known types and names of mint completely, would also be able to say how many fish swim in the Red Sea as well as how many sparks the Etna emits.”
Characteristics – indications
Bactericide - parasiticide - antispasmodic - purifying - asthenia - headache - migraine - neurvegetatieve dystonia - analgesic - neuralgia - bad smelling breath - laryngitis - sinusitis - otitis - rhinitis - asthma - bronchitis - expectorant - slime solving - TB - heart tonic - low blood pressure - aerophagia - diarrhea - digestive - stomach pain - indigestion - intestinal infections - stomach cramps - vomiting - flatulence - viral hepatitis - cirrhosis - liver - zona - cystitis - renal colic - prostatitis - an aphrodisiac - emmenagogum - hormone-like - motion sickness
Spray – massage – ingestion
This oil is not suitable for use in bath. In massage oil the mint oil needs to be strongly diluted (max. 3%) and cannot be used on the entire body.
No ingestion for children under the age of three.
Negative: urge – anger
Positive: calming – refrigerant
Pinene 7% - 3% limonene - ß-carryophylleen - bulgareen - 50% menthol - meomenthol - isomenthol - neo-isomenthol - piperitol - 6% 1,8-cineole - menthofurane 3% - 30% menthyl acetate - 30% menthone - 3% neo-menthone - 3% iso-neomenthon - 3% of pulegone
INCI: Mentha piperita Oil