PEPPERMINT is one the oldest European herbs that was used therapeutically and historical accounts date back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. In ancient Greece it was used in funerary rites to offset the smell of the body decomposition and in the Bible, mint along with other herbs was to be given as a tithe to the Lord demonstrating the value of its time. Its most widely discovery was in the 17th Century.
Peppermint Oil should be steam distilled from the plant’s leaves, and a multitude of therapeutic uses. Its well known for its anti-nausea benefits, soothing muscles, soothing the colon and gastric lining, and easing headaches. It has an intense aroma that gives a stimulating and invigorating sensation. It aids in giving the mind clarity and gives a cooling sensation on the body when applied. It has been shown to have antimicrobial properties. Its chief compound, menthol has local anesthetic properties and reduces throat irritations. It is similar to cayenne pepper in that it stimulates heat sensors without actually changing the body temperature providing a cooling effect.
As you can see, Peppermint Essential Oil has a plethora of uses! And, Edna Valley Lavender only offers a highly therapeutic Organic Peppermint Essential Oil! We recommend daily putting 1 drop of our Organic Peppermint Oil in any of your favorite drinks, for aid of your digestive system and awesome flavor! Until next month, enjoy, experience and experiment this fantastic essential oil!
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