Aroma: Top note.
This herb has been used for many centuries as a medicine, particularly in the treatment of digestive problems. It is grown widely in France, Italy, America and England. The leaves can be used to make peppermint tea which is believed to aid digestion.
- Digestive aid.
Peppermint could irritate sensitive skins, and is not ideal for use in full body massage. However, it can be helpful in localised areas.
Steam distillation of leaves and the flowering top.
- Indigestion and other digestive problems.
Peppermint is also useful as an insect repellent, and is particularly effective against mosquitoes.
Massage the diluted oil into the temples to ease headaches. Steam inhalations are helpful for respiratory problems.
Massaging the abdomen will help relieve colic and indigestion.
Added to a bowl of water, peppermint is excellent for refreshing tired feet.
Helpful in treating muscular and joint pains.
Scent: Fresh, strong, grassy, minty.