Peppermint Essential Oil – Digestion Catalyst

Peppermint essential oil is one wonderful natural therapeutic oils that is kpown world over for its various benefits for the digestive system. The oil is very strong and heals wounds too. It is an amazing antiseptic.

Peppermint is well known for its benefits for the digestive system. It has been used to help relieve nausea and an upset stomach. It has been shown to help in cases of food poisoning, motion and travel sickness. This oil stimulates the liver and gall bladder to release bile (supporting digestive activity) and also inhibits muscle spasms in the intestines.

When looking for an essential oil to help with respiratory issues such as sinus congestion or colds and flu, Peppermint essential oil can readily assist. It is a mild expectorant and can also help with some types of asthma.

Peppermint is a wonderful essential oil to use for relieving painful muscles and joints. When added to a blend, it is especially beneficial with cooling any “hot” areas. This is due to the chemical constituent of menthol. Menthol produces a sensation of coolness which the body then increases blood flow to the area of application, thus creating a warming effect. It can also be used in small dilutions to cool “hot”, itchy skin issues.

This essential oil is wonderful for relief of migraines headaches…especially ones that are related to digestive problems. It has also been studied for its effectiveness in increasing concentration, focus and mental sharpness.

Peppermint is native to Southern Europe and was introduced into North America in the 19th century. Peppermint is now cultivated worldwide and is found in -

  • China
  • Japan
  • Europe
  • The USA

It’s a perennial herb of up to three feet in height. Peppermint has aromatic dark green leaves and tall spikes of purple colored flowers. Peppermint essential oil has a fresh, minty aroma and is obtained from the steam distillation of the fresh, flowering herb.

It has underground runners by which it easily propagates. This herb has many species, and peppermint piperita is a hybrid of watermint (M. aquatica) and spearmint (M. spicata). It has been cultivated since ancient times in Japan and China. Evidence of use was found in Egypt in a tomb dating back from 1000 BC.

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Peppermint Oil – The Internal, External And Spiritual Use

Peppermint essential oil is used not just topically but even consumed for various internal problems, the main problem being indigestion. The oil is very strong in nature and is even very known to have spiritual effects.

On an energetic level, Peppermint Essential Oil clears away the mental chatter, clearing our perspective and clearing the way. Used in this way, Peppermint relates to the brow (6th chakra) which has to do with our perspective of how we see ourselves and how we see the world. Peppermint is also widely known and used as a facilitator for our physical digestive system, energetically it also helps us to be able to better “digest” new ideas. It has a wonderful way of helping to refresh our minds and spirit.

Peppermint Essential Oil has a cooling nature and therefore can help to relieve anger. It assists us in moving out that which is no longer serves us and enhances our receptivity for all that is new and fresh on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

One of the benefits that we have seen from Peppermint Essential Oil has been for its respiratory effects. When massage clients are prone (lying face down), with the head in a face cradle, there is a tendency for sinus congestion. Placing a tissue with a couple of drops of Peppermint Essential Oil under the face cradle assists the client in being able to breathe easier.

There are many essential oils that are therapeutically beneficial for headaches but we have personally found Peppermint Essential Oil to be equally effective as taking any over the counter pain relieving medications. Just apply a drop or two to each temple and the back of the neck for relief. Research has shown its effectiveness in treating migraine headaches.

Living in the desert, we have also found that Peppermint Essential Oil can be used when spending time outdoors. While hiking in the heat, a few drops of Peppermint on a wet bandana placed around the neck or head can help alleviate feeling overheated.

Peppermint is an essential oil that we would not be without. It is definitely an oil that belongs in any basic aromatherapy kit. It is useful when traveling because of the variety of purposes; benefiting the -

  • Digestion
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Respiratory issues

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Official Constituents Of Peppermint Oil

Peppermint essential oil is one wonderful essential oil that has many benefits, be it related to the skin or for internal matters of the human body. The oil is very strong, as far as its work is concerned or its smell is concerned.

The aroma of Peppermint Essential Oil is familiar and pleasant to most. Peppermint Oil is very intense and is far more concentrated than most other steam distilled essential oils. At low dilutions, it is fresh, minty and quite uplifting. Its a favorite around Christmas and the holidays, but is also popular year round.

Peppermint Essential Oil contains menthol. Menthol induces a cooling sensation, and use of Peppermint Oil (at low dilution) in a body mist or even in the diffuser can help to cool you down.

Menthol is also known to help ease tension headaches and muscular aches and pains.

If you find Peppermint Oil to be a bit too intense, you may enjoy working with Spearmint Oil. Often, I substitute Spearmint Essential Oil for some of the Peppermint Essential Oil in a blend.

Emotionally, Peppermint Oil is stimulating and is a good choice for inclusion in blends intended to help enhance alertness and stamina. It is considered an aphrodisiac. Peppermint should be avoided before bedtime.

Peppermint essential oil is extracted from Mentha piperita of the Labiatae family and is also known as balm mint or brandy mint.

This refreshing and cooling peppermint essential oil is used in aromatherapy in order to stimulate your mind, improve the mental ability and to improve your focus, while reducing the redness, cooling the skin, and reducing itchiness and irritation.

This essential oil is also used to ease migraine, sinus, colon, headaches, and chest congestion and also improves your digestive system.

Peppermint essential oil has a fresh, sharp, menthol smell and is clear pale yellow in color and watery in viscosity. There are various health benefits of peppermint essential oil.

  1. Proper dental care: Peppermint essential oil has powerful antiseptic properties and is effectively used for dental care. This oil helps to relieve from bad breathe and keeps your teeth and gums free of germs. Peppermint oil is added in most of the tooth pastes. Toothaches are also effectively treated with it.
  1. Headaches and nausea: Peppermint essential oil is a wonderful home remedy for headaches and nausea. Apply much diluted portions of peppermint oil on your forehead to get relief from headaches.

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Peppermint Essential Oil – Aches And Pains At Bay

Peppermint essential oil is highly antiseptic in nature. The oil is sought after all over the world. The ones who start to use it, end up become its crusaders. It’s a part of many manufactured products, no matter products related to skin or even to medicines.

The oil obtained from the peppermint plants can be effective for relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal cramping, pain, constipation, diarrhea and bloating. An Italian research study found that people who took peppermint oil supplements for a period of four-weeks experienced significant reduction in gastrointestinal upset related to diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Topical application of peppermint oil has also been proven to relieve the symptoms of tension headaches and can help alleviate chronic indigestion. Peppermint oil relaxes the sphincter muscle which prevents food from backing up into the esophagus and causing gastroesophageal reflux disorder. The oil has also been used to treat -

  • Respiratory issues
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Stomach aches
  • Pains

The phytonutrients found in peppermint oil contain perillyl alcohol which has been proven to reduce the size of pancreatic, liver and mammary tumors. Peppermint also has anti-cancer properties and can destroy cancer cells without harming other healthy cells in the body.

Rosmarinic oil found in peppermint leaves contains antioxidant properties and helps reduce the damage of free radicals which can cause cancer.

The potassium found in peppermint is important to the balance of interstitial fluid in the human body and plays an important role in regulating the heart rate.

Magnesium is essential for the basic nucleic acid chemistry for life and for all cells in living organisms.

Other vital nutrients found in peppermint include; zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin C, niacin and folate. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin A.

Peppermint also works as anti-stressor. Like most other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against anxiety and restlessness.

Peppermint contains many different compounds which are important and beneficial for the health and wellbeing of the human body. Scientists are currently studying the topic hoping to facilitate a better understanding of health benefits peppermint has to offer.

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  1. Peppermint Oil by Organic Facts
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