Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
Peppermint essential oil is traditionally used for stomach upsets. It has an anti-spasmodic action which makes it helpful with colic, indigestion, diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain. Dilute well and use as an aromatherapy massage over the stomach and abdomen in a clockwise direction. Drinking peppermint tea also helps. Helps relieve nausea so can be used for sea and travel sickness. Good for getting rid of bad breath. It is warming and stimulating and valuable for helping colds, flu and fevers. Up to 3 drops in a bath can help if you feel like you are coming down with something. It also works well when blended with Lavender oil or Marjoram oil. Cold compresses of peppermint (or once again peppermint blended with Lavender) on the temples and forehead can help relieve headaches. Can sometimes help with migraine and clearing your nose and sinuses. Peppermint essential oil will clear the head making you feel fresh and bright. Very soothing and cooling for tired feet. It also makes a refreshing bath oil for cooling down your body in the summer. Rats, mice and insects do not like the strong smell of peppermint. Sprinkle some drops along their runs and hopefully they will disappear. Also good as a mosquito deterrent. As for skin treatment, Peppermint oil is a very refreshing skin tonic - but use in moderation. It can help relieve skin irritations but at the same time can irritate sensitive skin. Can be used to clean and decongest the skin if you suffer from acne. Its mild antiseptic action helps control the bacteria on the surface of the skin.
- Avoid during pregnancy and breast feeding.
- Avoid using with children under the age of five.
- Do not use on people with heart disease or epilepsy.
- Do not use alongside homeopathic remedies.
- It is unwise to use this oil on your face - it can really make your eyes sting.
- Be aware that it can irritate sensitive skin.
Minyak pati Peppermint mempunyai sifat hipertensif, penggalak haid, neurotonik, anti inflamasi, karminatif, dan febrifug yang berguna untuk demam dan penurun suhu panas dalam badan.
Bukan itu sahaja, minyak pati Peppermint bersifat antispasma yang berguna untuk sindrom usu terganggu, kekejangan otot, sengugut, sakit bersalin, lelah, cirit-birit, loya muntah dan sakit perut.
Minyak pati Peppermint yang bersifat analgesik merupakan minyak pati paling bagus untuk sakit otot/urat, sakit kepala, migrain, sakit tekak, sakit gigi dan bengkak sendi.