Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Peppermint Essential Oil

The use of peppermint oil dates back through many centuries. Found in the tombs of Egypt as early as 1000BC, it is also documented in early Greece and Rome, where it was used primarily to aid digestion. A perennial herb native to the Mediterranean, it grows to around three feet tall.

Distilled from the whole plant, peppermint oil is very cooling and refreshing. Its smell is very fresh, very sharp, and very menthol.

Antiseptic, analgesic, and decongestant, peppemint oil is excellent for refreshing the spirit, and also for stimulating the mind. It helps with headaches, nausea, and nervous stress. Peppermint oil is also good for respiratory ease, being effective with coughs, colds, and sinuses.

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