Peppermint Essential Oil

Paragon Alternative’s essential oils are selected and approved by  Sajid Ali, D.N.M. They are the purest and best essential oils available.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil Origin and Extraction

Peppermint Essential Oil is extracted from the peppermint herb. The oil is obtained by steam distillation of the aerial parts of the plant’s flowers.  Peppermint grows in Europe and North America. It is a hybrid of spearmint and watermint.

Peppermint Essential Oil Indications/Uses  

Two of Peppermint Essential Oil’s main components are menthol and menthone.

Peppermint Essential Oil is perhaps best known for its ability to “settle the stomach” and aid digestion. Being carminative, it can help remove excess gas and it can stimulate the appetite.  It is sometimes used as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Peppermint Essential Oil has antiseptic properties. These properties, combined with a pleasing taste, make this oil useful for dental hygiene and halitosis.

Because of its anti-fungal properties, Peppermint Oil is useful for preventing or healing fungal infections, including fungal infections in fingernails and toenails.

Peppermint Essential Oil is anti-inflammatory. This makes it useful for relieving pain and symptoms of inflammatory-related conditions, such as headache and migraine.

This Essential Oil is effective at relieving stress, for the treatment of urinary tract infections, as temporary relief for respiratory conditions (cough, sneezing, sinus congestion, etc.), as an anti-spasmodic,(meaning it prevents or relieves spasms), as an immune system booster, to aid blood circulation, and to nourish skin and hair.

In short, Peppermint Essential Oil has these properties: carminative, antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, regenerative, stimulant, expectorant, radioprotective (protects against effects of radiation) and anti-depressant.

Peppermint Essential Oil Contra Indications

Peppermint Essential Oil must be used well diluted.

This oil may cause certain side effects, such as heartburn, headache or allergic reaction.  Since it could interact with certain medications, it is wise to discuss usage with a qualified health care practitioner.  Avoid using in high quantities as severe side effects can develop.

Peppermint Essential Oil should not be administered to children under seven years of age. It is contra-indicated for persons with gallbladder difficulties, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or persons taking antacids.

The oil may inhibit the formation of breast milk. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are advised to discuss usage with a qualified medical professional.

Peppermint oil is sensitive to heat and light. It must be stored in a cool, dry place in a well-sealed container.

Essential Oils are natural, contracted oils that have the fragrance of the plant from which they originated. Most typically, the oils are extracted from the plant through distillation. In many cases, the distillation process involves the use of steam.  As steam passes through the plant’s stems, seeds, flowers or leaves, it assists in vaporizing the volatile compounds.

While essential oils have various uses, they have a long documented history of medicinal value. Essential Oils can support overall health, act as a treatment or remedy for various medical or psychological conditions or help prevent infections and illness.

Essential Oils should not be used on animals as they can have adverse effects.

Our Philosophy of Health and Well-Being

Our philosophy and approach is to facilitate health by balancing and restoring the body’s systems to optimal well-being. Hence, rather than treating symptoms or diseases, we aim to reduce and remove blockages to overall health.

Sources

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_oil

Organic Facts

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-peppermint-oil.html

WebMD

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits-effects

Dr. Axe

http://draxe.com/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/

Mercola.com

http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/peppermint-oil.aspx