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Peppermint Essential Oil Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Repertory
General Name
Peppermint Essential Oil
English Name
Peppermint Essential Oil

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Peppermint Essential Oil Cures

 

Action of Peppermint Essential Oil

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Peppermint Essential Oil

Taste of
Peppermint Essential Oil

Nature of
Peppermint Essential Oil

Cool

Parts Used

Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Peppermint Essential Oil

Children below 18 years of age are not advised to use this herb.
It may cause Skin Irritation.
Avoid its use during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
It may cure some cases of Indigestion, but it can make Acid Reflux worse in many instances. It is advisable to use this oil under the supervision of an experienced aromatherapist.
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Description

Peppermint Essential Oil is extracted from fresh and partly dried plant.
It is made by steam distillation.


In TCM :
Meridians associated : Lungs, Stomach and Lymphatics.
 

Origin

Grown In

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Materia Medica for Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil General

Peppermint Essential Oil is processed from the Peppermint aerial parts.
It is very beneficial in case of Indigestion, Motion Sickness, and Nausea. It soothes Irritable Bowel Syndrome while eases the gas passage and relieves Abdominal Pain.
It works as a tonic for people having low appetite.
The Antiseptic property takes care of Oral Hygiene. It eliminates Bad Breath and treats Toothache. It can also be used as a mouth freshener.
Topical Application of this oil treats fungal nail infections.
The Antiviral, Antibacterial, and Antifungal action boost the immunity.
It is a good skin toner. It removes Blackheads and Acne. It nourishes the Dull Skin.
The Antiinflammatory action heals Insect Bites and Stings. It diminishes the Itching and Pain.
Diffuse this oil in your home or in the area where you spend most of the time. It will provide a relaxing effect on the body and the mind. It combats Stress and Depression while making you feel fresh and active.
Inhalation of its vapors relives Nausea and Vomiting associated with Morning Sickness.
Besides, it also cures Headache by applying on the forehead.
A massage with this oil eases the Muscular Pain and Spasms.
It clears up the nasal passage and helps in good air flow. It provides relief from Cold, Fever and Respiratory Inflammation.
It stimulates the circulation of the Blood and increases Metabolism.
It takes good care of the Hair. Its Antiseptic property relieves scalp irritation. It stimulates Hair growth. It is useful in removing Dandruff and Lice.
It can also be used as a natural Insect Repellent.
Single Herb

Peppermint Essential Oil for Asthma

Drop a 5 to 6 drops of Peppermint Essential oil on a cotton pad. Inhale this cotton pad vapors for 15 minutes.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Headache

Mix Peppermint Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Essential Oil in a ratio of 1:1. Massage on your forehead to temples to get relief.
OR :
Apply one drop of Peppermint Essential Oil to the temples and on the back of the neck. It stops pain and relieves Headache due to tension.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Athlete's Foot

Blend 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil ( Jaitun Ka Tel ). Daily massage with it on your affected areas to clear fungus.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Loss of Smell

Boil 3 glasses of water and add 7-8 drops of Peppermint Oil in it. Inhale the steam for 10-15 minutes. Repeat the process 2 times a day.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Morning Sickness

Mix 4-5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil with one tablespoon of Almond Oil. Massage it on the chest, feet and neck area.
This remedy is effective in case of children.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Fever

Massage Peppermint Essential Oil on the feet and neck area to reduce the body heat.
It help in lowering the temperature.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Indigestion

Put 4-5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in one glass of water. Drink it after meals.
It will provide relief From Indigestion.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Anorexia

Put 4-5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in one glass of lukewarm water. Drink it.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Acid Reflux

Mix Peppermint Essential Oil with Caraway Essential Oil in a ratio of 1:1. Have it.
It soothes the Digestive tract and provide relief from Acid Reflux due to Indigestion.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Bad Breath

Swish your mouth with Peppermint Essential Oil for 10 minutes and expectorate the oil.
It will remove the Bad Breath and provide Dental Care.
Note : Do not ingest the Oil.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Cough

Take a large pot filled with water and boil it. Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in it. Cover your head with a towel and inhale its vapors for 15 minutes.
Also massage Peppermint Essential Oil over the chest and neck area. Repeat the process two times a day.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Pubic Hair Lice

Apply lukewarm Peppermint Essential Oil on the affected area. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash with mild shampoo. Repeat the process three times a day.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Neuralgia

Peppermint Essential Oil soothes the nerves.
Massage with Peppermint Essential Oil on the affected area for 15 minutes. Repeat the process two times a day.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Muscle Sprains

Massage with Peppermint Essential Oil on the affected area, two times a day.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Herpes

Take a cotton ball and dip in water. Put 4-5 drops of Peppermint Essential oil over a cotton ball. Apply on the affected areas. Repeat the process two times a day.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Addiction

Peppermint Essential Oil help to stop craving, whether for sugar, alcohol or any other addictive substances.
It can be diffused in the home.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Croup

Add four drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in a warm bathtub. Soak your body in it for 15 minutes. Repeat the process once a day.
It helps to ease Cough and Congestion.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Dental Diseases

Peppermint Essential Oil eliminate bad breath. Mix one drop of Peppermint Essential Oil in one tablespoon of water and swish for one minute and spit. Do not swallow. Repeat the process two times a day.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Syncope

Peppermint Essential Oil promotes mental alertness. Inhale the essence of Peppermint Essential Oil for several minutes.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Flatulence

Take one teaspoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add five drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Gently massage with this oil blend to the abdomen area. Repeat the process once a day.
It provides relief from Bloating and Cramps caused by Flatulence.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Debility

Peppermint Essential Oil calms the body and mind. Gently massage the back of the neck for two minutes. Repeat the process after every one hour, as needed to get relief.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Cervical Spondylosis

Peppermint Essential Oil provide relief from Pain. Take 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to the palm of hand and rub your hands. Massage the back of the neck and lie straight for 10 minutes. Repeat the process as needed to get relief.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Scabies

Take one teaspoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add 20 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Apply this blend to the affected areas. Repeat the process two times a day for three days.
It will provide relief from Itching and burning.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Sunburn

Take one cup of water and add ten drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in it. Spray this blend on the affected area. Repeat the process as needed to get relief.
It helps to cool Sunburn.
 
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Herbal Treatment For Hangover 6

The Cooling and Carminative properties of Peppermint Essential Oil relax the Mind. It treats the problems like Nausea and Headache due to Hangover. Lavender Essential Oil reduces inflammation and soothes the Nerves. Rosemary Essential Oil improves the Memory and Concentration power.
Take the following Essential Oils :
Peppermint Essential Oil : 3 to 4 drops
Lavender Essential Oil : 3 to 5 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil : 3 to 4 drops
Mix the Essential Oils and put them into a diffuser. It refreshes the Mind and reduces the symptoms of Hangover.

Herbal Treatment For Menopause 5

Borage Essential Oil soothes the Nerves and reduces the symptoms of Menopause. Clary Sage Oil cools down the body and provides relief from Night sweats. Geranium Essential Oil detoxifies the body and reduces Pain. Peppermint Essential Oil provides relief from Headache, Fatigue and Hot flashes.
Take the following Essential Oils :
Borage Seed Oil : 18 to 20 drops
Clary Sage Essential Oil : 18 to 20 drops
Geranium Essential Oil : 18 to 20 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil : 14 to 15 drops
Combine the above Essential Oils and make a blend. Add 5 to 7 drops of this Oil blend into lukewarm bathing water. Soak your body in the water for half an hour.
OR
Take 5 to 6 drops of this blend. Add a tablespoon of any carrier oil in it. Mix them well. Gently massage over the Abdomen, Chest and Lower back for 15 to 20 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Nausea 5

Peppermint Essential Oil has strong Carminative property. This helps to calm the mind and reduce pain . Honey ( Shehad in India ) soothes the digestive tract treating Nausea.
Take a cup of warm water. Add a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil and 1 teaspoon Honey in it. Stir well. Drink this tea. Have it two times day.

Herbal Treatment For Blocked Nose 5

The antiinflammatory property of Eucalyptus Essential Oil reduces inflammation in the Nose. Rosemary Essential Oil helps in soothing and refreshing the Respiratory tract. Peppermint Essential Oil is useful in combating Infection and Congestion.
Or
Take a bowl of hot water. Add 2 to 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Essential Oil in it. Stir well. Inhale the steam for 5 to 10 minutes. Do this two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 3

Take 5 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil, 5 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil. Mix it with 2 to 4 tablespoons of Rosemary Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. Dilute this mixture with 2 tablespoon of carrier oil to massage the affected body part.

Herbal Treatment For Bloating 2

Take 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 2 drops of Clove Essential Oil. Mix them well in one tsp carrier oil. Prepare a blend. Massage in clockwise motion on the abdomen.

Herbal Treatment For Tendinitis 1

Mix 2 drops of each oil like Peppermint Essential Oil, Cypress Essential Oil or Frankincense Essential Oil along with a half teaspoon of Coconut Oil. Apply this mixture to the affected area 4 to 5 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Respiratory Diseases 8

Add 2 drops of Babchi Oil and 1 drop of Peppermint Oil in a bowl filled with hot water. Inhale the steam for 10-15 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 21

Take two teaspoons of Olive Oil, four drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, four drops of Fennel Essential Oil and two drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Mix them well.
Gently massage with this blend on the upper abdominal area. It will relax your muscles.

Herbal Treatment For Allergy 15

Take four ounces of purified water and 30 drops each of Lavender Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. Mix them well. Spray this blend throughout your home.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 34

Take 3.5 ounces of Coconut oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and 60 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Mix them well and keep it aside for four days. Apply three drops of this blend to each affected area.
It will alleviate the Pain and Inflammation.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 48

Take two ounces of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ), 12 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, 8 drops of Geranium Essential Oil, 4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 2 drops of Marjoram Essential Oil. Mix them well. Gently massage with this blend to the chest area. Repeat the process daily before going to bed.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 13

Take two teaspoons of Vodka and eight drops each of Lavender Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. Mix them well. Swish your mouth with this blend. Repeat the process two times a day.
Lavender Essential Oil help in eliminating bacteria while Peppermint Essential Oil leaves a pleasant smell behind.

Herbal Treatment For Bee Stings 2

Run cold water over the affected area for 1-2 minutes, then pat dry. Apply one drop each of Basil Essential Oil followed by Peppermint Essential Oil and two drops of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) on it. Repeat the process after every one hour.
It will provide relief from Pain and Itching.

Herbal Treatment For Bloating 5

Take six drops of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and two drops each of Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary Essential Oil. Mix them well. Gently massage with this oil blend on the abdomen area and after that lie on your left side for 15 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Body Odour 5

Take one cup of Baking Soda and 30 drops each of Lavender Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. Mix them well. Apply the mixture over the affected area.
This mixture will help to fight against the bacteria that contributes to Body Odor.

Herbal Treatment For Insect Bites 7

Take Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oil in a ratio of 1:1. Apply one drop of this oil blend over the affected area. Repeat the process after every two hours.
It will provide relief from Pain and stinging caused by Insect Bites.

Herbal Treatment For Fatigue 12

Basil, Frankincense and Peppermint Essential Oil energize your mind and also help with Headache when diffused.
Diffuse this oil blend in the area where you spend most of the time.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 24

Take one cup of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ), 30 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil, 20 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and 10 drops of peppermint essential Oil. Mix them well. Apply half tablespoon of this oil blend to the lower abdomen area for 10 minutes in a clockwise direction. Repeat the process three times a day.
It helps to stimulate the bowel movement.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 49

Take one tablespoon of lukewarm water and add two drops each of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oil. Mix them well. Swish your mouth with this solution. Repeat the treatment three times a days.
It helps to clear Congestion and reduce mucus.

Herbal Treatment For Croup 3

Take 8 drops of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and two drops each of Frankincense and Peppermint Essential Oil. Mix them well. Apply this oil blend to the chest, back and soles of feet and gently massage it. Repeat the process after every one hour.
It will ease congestion.

Herbal Treatment For Prickly Heat 4

Take one cup of water and add eight drops of Chamomile and two drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Spray this blend over the affected areas. Repeat the process after every two hours.

Herbal Treatment For Joint Pain 19

Take one cup of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add 24 drops each of Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Gently massage one teaspoon of this oil blend over the affected areas. Repeat the process once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Debility 12

Peppermint and Rosemary Essential Oil give feeling of energy and alertness. Mix four drops each of Peppermint and Rosemary Essential Oil. Add this oil blend in a diffuser. Diffuse it in your home or in the area where you spend most of the time.

Herbal Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis 2

Apply 12 drops of Helichrysum Essential Oil to the painful area, followed by three drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, then one teaspoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ). Take two cups of hot water and dab a towel in the water and apply to the affected area till it cools to body temperature. Repeat the process two times a day, in the morning and before going to bed.

Herbal Treatment For Sciatica 3

Take one tablespoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add four drops of Rosemary, three drops of Peppermint and two drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Massage this blend to the Lower back area. Repeat the process two times a day.
It relaxes the muscles and ease Pain.

Herbal Treatment For Sinusitis 11

Take the following Essential Oils :
Peppermint Essential Oil : 2 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil : 2 drops
Eucalyptus Essential Oil : 1 drop
Thyme Essential Oil : 1 drop
Mix all the above essential oils well. Take three cups of hot water and add this oil blend in it. Inhale its vapors for 5 minutes. Repeat the process as needed to get relief.

Herbal Treatment For Tendinitis 3

Take one teaspoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add four drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Massage with this oil blend to the affected area. Repeat the process after every two hours.
It promotes relaxation by stopping pain.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 20

Take three drops each of Frankincense, Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oil in the palm of your hand. Rub them together and inhale its scent. Rub onto your forehead. Take two cups of cold water and dab a towel in the water. Apply to the forehead and leave it till it warms to body temperature. Repeat the process after every two hours.
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