Peppermint Essential Oil.

Peppermint

Latin Name : Mentha Piperita.
Part Of Plant Used : Flowering Herb.
Source : India.
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation.

Peppermint essential oil is said to be good for ailments like
asthma, colic, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, chest
congestion and vertigo. This oil is supposed to be excellent
for mental fatigue and depression, refreshing and
stimulating with its menthol content. It is good for the skin
and is used in lotions to treat sunburn, itchiness or inflamed
skin. It helps fight bad breath and gum infections when
used in mouthwashes. When used in an oil burner it is not
only therapeutic it also keeps away mosquitoes and other
insects.

Peppermint is native to the Mediterranean but is now grown
in other countries in Europe, America, and Asia. Discoveries
prove that peppermint has been used since ancient times in
Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and Japan. According to Greek myth, a nymph called Mentha was turned, in a fit of anger, into a mint plant by her lover's wife Persephone. According to Pliny, peppermint was used to crown the Greeks and Romans during feasts. It has been used medicinally in England for the last few centuries.

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