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Essential Oil Index ~ Peppermint

Peppermint

Latin Name: Mentha piperitamentha_piperita

Plant/Part: Herb/Leaves and flowering tops

Note: Top

Planet: Mercury/Venus

Element: Air

Affinity: COOLING – Conscious mind, purification

Aroma

Strongly piercing, sharp, menthol fragrance

The aroma of peppermint halts negative thoughts, temporarily divorcing you from their effects

Peppermint should not be used at night unless you don’t mind staying up well past your bedtime


 

Applications

Physical conditions

Muscular aches and pains

Sore feet

Headache

Indigestion

Flatulence

Stomach cramps

Nausea

Colds

Fever

Acne

Dermatitis

Toothache

Palpitations

Bronchitis

Morning sickness

Travel sickness

Bad breath

Flu

Sinusitis


 

Psychological conditions

Mental stimulation

Studying

Mental fatigue

Anger

Hysteria

Nervous trembling

Shyness

Hypersensitivity

Feeling inferior


 

Precautions

Can be a slight irritant for sensitive skins. May counteract the effects of homeopathic remedies, and suppress milk flow in breast-feeding mothers.

 

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