Peppermint Oil from ArtNaturals
The cool, stimulating, minty aroma of our pure Peppermint Essential Oil helps to reduce fatigue and uplift the mind. This oil can help relieve sinus and respiratory congestion and soothe headaches. Used in a carrier oil, Peppermint Oil helps ease achy muscles and joints, and when rubbed on the abdomen, helps calm spasms, colic and irritable bowel. The Oil can also be used in a vaporizer or diffuser to aid in increasing alertness. The therapeutic properties of Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Oil are: Analgesic, anti-bacterial, antiemetic, antifungal, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, circulatory stimulant, cooling, decongestant, expectorant, ferbifuge, and immunostimulant. Humans have been using peppermint for centuries. Dried peppermint leaves were discovered in pyramids that date back to 1000 BCE. Its use was recorded in the 13th century Icelandic Pharmacopoeias, but it wasn’t until the middle of the 18th century that it began to be cultivated for its medicinal properties. Peppermint is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint. It is indigenous to Europe and the Middle East. Over the ages, peppermint has been used for indigestion, nausea, infections, respiratory infections and pain.