Peppermint is a naturally occurring hybrid of spearmint and watermint and one of the most widely cultivated herbs on the planet.
Today it is mostly known for its breath-freshening prowess and as a culinary seasoning.
It is commonly used in mouthwashes, toothpastes and of course, the ultimate candy king, peppermint hard candies.
This is only part of the story though and it could be said that peppermint is part of that body of ancient knowledge that has almost been forgotten.
Archeologists tell us that the positive effects of this wonderous herb on the body and mind have been known since the times of the Assyrians.
They so highly valued peppermint that it was not only part of their natural pharmacopeia, it was a required part of their offerings to their second-highest deity, Nusku the God of Fire.
In the time of Egyptian Pharaohs, it was woven into the god king's/queen's headdresses to promote clear thoughts and the Hebrews in biblical times sprinkled it on the floor of the synagogue.
As worshipper crushed it underfoot its scent was believed to increase memory capacity.
This practice only ceased when they developed a method of distilling and purifying the essential oils from peppermint.
They were the original developers of the essential oil diffuser.
Thankfully, herbalists and doctors alike have once again begun to realize all the possible benefits this magnificent herb has to offer.
Just a partial list of the documented benefits that can be derived from using peppermint oil includes:
Organic Essential Peppermint Oil Applied Topically
- Aching Joints
- Allergic Rash and Itchiness
- Mosquito Repellant
- Muscle pain
Peppermint Oil Added to Aromatherapy
- Sinus Congestion
- Tension Headaches
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Whether you choose to apply it topically, add it to an essential oil diffuser as part of an aromatherapy routine, use it to spice up tasty dishes or sublingually, a drop at a time, you would be hard-pressed to find better on the market.
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Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- According to Tisserand & Young (Essential Oil Safety: Second Edition, pg. 387, 2014), Peppermint Essential Oil should not be used by any route by persons with cardiac fibrillation and/or G6PD enzyme deficiency.