Mint-Peppermint Essential Oil
Latin Name: Mentha piperita v.piperita
Part of plant: Leaves
Grade: Pure & Natural
Chemical Componants: menthol, menthone, 1,8 cineole, menthyl acetate
Aroma Character: minty, grasslike, balsamic
Peppermint Essential Oil is distilled from the whole herb, an invasive herbaceous plant. There are many species, including Mint and Spearmint, all of which are used widely in medicines and in flavouring confectionery, toothpaste etc.
Peppermint has been used for centuries for digestive problems; in warm climates peppermint tea is commonly drunk after meals. The oil is also good for aches and pains, and respiratory congestion. It is rich in menthol, often used in embrocations and inhalants. It is best known for digestive and respiratory conditions.