Peppermint

Peppermint: Headaches, migraines, nausea, fatigue, apathy, coughs, digestive problems, muscular pain, nerve pain, sinus congestion, shock, faintness, travel sickness, mental tiredness, poor circulation, stimulating, and strengthening. Antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-infectious, stimulant, tonic, anti-parasitic, antiviral, analgesic and decongestant. Aphrodisiac, cooling, tonic and stimulant to heart rate and brainwaves. Disinfects the air. Ringworm, detoxification, cellulite. Asthma, sinusitis, heart tonic, cardiac fatigue, constricts capillaries. Menstrual cramps, discourages milk flow, balances Sympathetic Nervous System, calms mental racing and depression. Scent: Minty fresh, slightly camphor-like, candy-like, top note. Source: Leaf and Flowering Tops   -    Stimulating, muscular aches and pains, good for migraines, use in respiratory blends.   -    COMMON NAME: peppermint

BOTANICAL NAME: mentha piperita

ORIGIN: China, Europe, North America

PARTS USED: whole plant

FRAGRANCE: minty, strong, sweet

BLENDS: bergamot, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, sandalwood

AROMATIC BENEFITS: concentration, cooling, exhaustion, invigorating, memory loss, refreshing, relaxing, revitalizing, stimulating

PHYSICAL USES: ant repellent, antibiotic, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bronchitis, carminative, catarrh, cellulite, cholagogue, circulatory stimulant, colds, constipation, deodorant, digestive, disinfectant, diverticulosis, dysmenorrhea, emmenagogue, emollient, fainting, febrifuge, fibrositis, flatulence, gingivitis, hay fever, headaches, heartburns, heatstrokes, hemorrhoids, indigestion, insect repellent, itching, jet lag, lumbago, mosquito repellent, muscular aches, nausea, nervine, neuralgia, oily skin, osteoporosis, raises blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, sunburns, synovitis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, toning, toothaches, upper abdominal pain, varicose veins, vomiting, water retention

SAFETY WARNINGS: Avoid during pregnancy or if history of high blood pressure. May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid while using homeopathic remedies.