Peppermint contains nine
expectorant compounds, they help move mucus up and out
of the lungs. Its main constituent, menthol, thins
mucus, making the expectoration easier. Peppermint also
contains antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and
antimicrobial compounds making it effective with
gingivitis, colds and flu, and respiratory concerns.
When inhaled (in steam) it
checks catarrh temporarily, and will provide relief from
head colds and bronchitis: its antispasmodic action
combines well with this to make it a most useful
inhalation in asthma. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated
Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element
books, 1995), 169.]
Country of Origin: France
Spasmolytic, carminative, cholagogic, anti-bacterial,
secretomotor, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipruritic,
antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent,
menorrhagia, expectorant, hepatic, nerve tonic, protects
the gastric mucus of the stomach, sudorific,
& home uses:
and Joints: Neuralgia,
muscular pain, palpitations.
Digestive System: Colic,
cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea.
Immune System: Colds, flu,
Nervous System: Fainting,
headache, mental fatigue, migraine, nervous stress,
Respiratory System: Asthma,
bronchitis, halitosis, sinusitis, spasmodic cough.
Skin Care: Acne, dermatitis,
ringworm, scabies, toothache.
Add 8-10 drops to ½ cup Clay Vitality or Vitality Bath
Salts and mix into warm bath water to assist the body
with nausea, dyspepsia, abdominal cramps, and
10-15 drops diffused into the air or added to a
vaporizer can assist with bronchitis, colds, flu,
fevers, sinusitis, spastic coughing, asthma, and
Place 1-2 drops on a tissue, cotton
ball, or in the palms of the hands and inhale.
While traveling, you may want to add 1 drop (only) to a
bottle of water and sip on it as you drive.Most people
find this very refreshing and it can aid digestion,
which can suffer during travel.
Mix 20 drops with 4 ounces
distilled water in a cobalt blue glass or PET plastic
bottle, shake well and mist into the environment as
10 drops mixed into 1 ounce
of Grape Seed Oil and used during massage will assist
with muscular pains and neuralgia.
A drop or two may be applied neat to a blow to
the skin to assist with pain relief.
The pain of gall and kidney stones has been
shown to have been helped by the use of Peppermint.
Apply 2 to 4 drops mixed in a teaspoon of carrier oil on location.
Used in moderation Peppermint is non-toxic,
May cause an adverse reaction
in those who suffer atrial fibrillation.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Use as directed, and adhere to Responsible
Cautions at www.goDesanaOrganics.com/cautions.asp
Store away from sunlight, at room temperature,
with the lid securely tightened.
in this document has not been evaluated by the FDA and
is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any
disease. This information is not intended as a
substitute for the advice or medical care of a qualified
healthcare professional and you should seek the advice
of your healthcare professional before undertaking any
dietary or lifestyle changes. This information is
provided for educational purposes only.