peppermint essential oil is extracted from the peppermint plant belonging to the laburnum family, also known as Opuntia.
In aromatherapy, this cool and refreshing oil stimulates the brain, invigorates the mind and boosts concentration; it cools the skin, lightens the redness of the skin, and relieves irritation and phlegm itching. In addition, it helps relieve colon cramps, migraines, sinusitis and chest congestion, and improves digestive system function.
Peppermint Essential Oil Properties
Peppermint Essential Oil has a fresh, strong menthol taste; clear or light yellow in color, watery in viscosity.
Peppermint Pepper Oil Source
It is native to the Mediterranean region and is now cultivated in Italy, the USA, Japan and the UK. It is a perennial plant that can grow up to lm tall, with serrated, downy leaves and peach to purplish red, long conical flowers. It has underground stems that can be used as propagation material and there are many varieties of this plant, the European mint is a cross between water mint and dutch mint.
In Greek mythology, a beautiful maiden, the Ring, was loved by Pluto, the king of the underworld, and his wife, Persephone (daughter of Zeus, hijacked by the king of the underworld and married as queen of the underworld) was so jealous that she cruelly buried the Ring in the ground, so Pluto turned her into this plant. He knew that when people saw this plant, they would think that Akibu would be back in a few years.
It has been cultivated in Japan and China since ancient times. Evidence found in Egyptian tombs shows that people were using mint as far back as 1000 BC.
peppermint essential oil is extracted from whole plants harvested from the ground before flowering. The oil is extracted by steam distillation from fresh or partially dried plants and the oil yield is 0.1% to 1.0%.
Effects of peppermint oil on the skin
1) peppermint essential oil is good for mental fatigue and depression, and has been shown to refresh, stimulate mental agility and concentration. It helps to treat symptoms of apathy, fright, headaches, migraines, nervous depression, vertigo and weakness, as well as relieving symptoms of respiratory disorders, including dry cough, sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis and cholera.
2) For the digestive system, peppermint pepper essential oil is effective for many ailments, including stimulating the gallbladder and promoting bile secretion. It helps to treat abdominal cramps, cramps, indigestion, colon cramps, flatulence and nausea, as well as relieving toothache, foot pain, rheumatism, neuralgia, muscle and menstrual pain.
3) It can be used to relieve skin irritation and phlegm itching, it also helps to lighten the redness of the skin and has an anti-inflammatory effect. It can be used to treat dermatitis, healed sores, ringworm, scabies and phlegm itch, and has a preventive effect on sunburn, as well as a cooling effect on the skin.