• Denine Rogers

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Everyone that I know loved peppermint for its smell but did you know that peppermint has lots of positive medicinal factors. Peppermint is cultivated all over the world, and the United States is one of its largest producers of peppermint essential oil. In the United States, the top state mint oil producer is Washington followed by Oregon, Idaho, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Peppermint has been used and prepared since Ancient Egypt and was found in the Ebres Papyrus which is the oldest surviving medical text. It was used as a sacred incense kyphi and as a ritual perfume. The Greeks and Romans crowned themselves with peppermint at their feasts, and it was used to flavor both sauces and wine. The Western European Pharmacopoeias did not use peppermint until about the middle of the 18th century and was added to the London Pharmacopoeia in 1721.

Peppermint oil is distilled from leaves, flowers, and stems. It has a clear to pale-yellow, or a pale-olive color, with a fresh, intense, somewhat grassy and minty aroma, and a pungent aromatic and cooling taste.

Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. It has helped with cool hot flashes and alleviates nausea. It is also highly regarded as a digestive stimulant. There have been studies that peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals.

I have used peppermint as a diffuser, and when I have inhaled it, I felt more energized and refreshed. Peppermint oil also when applied to the forehead and temples has soothed minor head tensions.

The refreshing flavor of peppermint is in your toothpaste when brushing teeth, in the gum that you chew, using mouthwash or gargle. It is also a useful mosquito repellent, and it has been stated that mice and rats dislike peppermint. There is an old method that was used to clear a building of rats was to block up their holes with rags soaked in peppermint oil.

Peppermint oil cooling effect is used in lipsticks, shaving cream, bath and shower gels and body lotions. It is also on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.

So come to Young Living and order some peppermint essential oil today. Order this on my Young Living site by clicking here today. Want to become a Young Living member and learn how you can get your oils for free! Email me - Denine Rogers at denine@livinghealthy1.org to learn how.

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