No one can deny the invigorating, cooling and calming effects of peppermint essential oil. Native to Europe, peppermint is one of the oldest herbs used for medicinal purposes historically. Hailing from the lavender and rosemary family, peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and the oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the leaves and topmost flowers of the plant.
Peppermint 5 mL | SKU:
Peppermint 15 mL | SKU:
Serving Size: 1 drop
Servings per container: 5mL = 85 / 15mL = 255
Amount per serving:
Inhaled - 0.2 ml in 2 ml of isotonic saline
Topical for Tension Headaches - Apply topically as needed every 15-30 minutes. Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly to keep energy levels up during the day.
Diffuse - Peppermint oil can be diffused in the room to improve concentration and accuracy.
Peppermint is one of the oldest herbs used for medicinal purposes historically. Hailing from the lavender and rosemary family, peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. Peppermint oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the leaves and topmost flowers of the plant.
Peppermint essential oil is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and analgesic (pain reliever). Used by cultures all over the world for its powerful medicinal properties, modern research today attributes these qualities to menthone (a liquid ketone that occurs in a levorotatory form that can be made synthetically by oxidation of menthol), menthyl esters (reaction between an acid and an alcohol) with elimination of water, and most importantly to the active compound, menthol, which is found in high concentrations in peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is used widely in the manufacturing of products we use daily such as shampoo, chewing gum, toothpaste, ice cream, soap, tea and more.
Peppermint, like many other herbs, can interact with other herbs, supplements, or drugs. Peppermint can also trigger side effects in some susceptible individuals. Anyone who is taking any medication should talk to their doctor before using peppermint.
Peppermint should not be used by young children. Applied to the face, it can cause life-threatening breathing problems. It is also not recommended for people who have diabetes, as it may increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Anyone with a hiatal hernia or gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Peppermint may also interact with some drugs, including:
Cyclosporine, taken by transplant recipients to prevent organ rejection
Pepcid, Zantac, and other drugs that reduce stomach acid
Diabetes drugs that lower blood sugar
Drugs for hypertension, or high blood pressure
Medications that are metabolized by the liver
Peppermint should not be used with antacids. This is because some peppermint supplements are in capsule form. Their coating may break down too rapidly if the patient is also taking an antacid, increasing the risk of heartburn.
Nutritional supplements are classified as a food by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supplements do not require the same rigorous testing, review and approval that drugs are required to go through. Therefore, the statements contained in this document regarding Peppermint have not been reviewed and approved by the FDA. However, significant research has been done on this product by many universities, public and private business. We at 5-Point Wellness, LLC desire to share information about Peppermint, in order to educate our clientele to make well informed decisions for themselves.