Properties: Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antiviral and invigorating.
Historical Uses: For centuries, peppermint has been used to soothe digestive difficulties, freshen breath, and to relieve colic, gas, headaches, heartburn and indigestion.
Medicinal Uses: Asthma, bronchitis, candida, diarrhea, digestion (aids), fever (reduces), flu, halitosis, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, indigestion, menstrual irregularity, migraine headache, motion sickness, nausea, respiratory function (aids), shock, skin (itchy), throat infection, varicose veins, vomiting.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may help anger, arthritis, colic, depression, fatigue, food poisoning, hysteria, inflammation, liver problems, nerves (regenerate and support), rheumatism, elevate and open sensory system, soothe and cool skin (may help keep body cooler on hot days), toothaches, tuberculosis and add flavor to water.
Body System(s) Affected: Digestive system, muscles and bones, nervous and respiratory systems, skin.
Aromatic Influence: It is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind and may aid with memory and mental performance. it is cooling and may help reduce fevers.
Application: Can be applied neat (with no dilution), or dilute 1:1 (1 drop carrier oil to 1 drop essential oil) for children and for those with sensitive skin when using topically. Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern.
Oral Use as Dietary Supplement: Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz of beverage. Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
Safety Data: Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization. Use with caution if dealing with high blood pressure. Use with caution during pregnancy.
This information is from “Modern Essentials – A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 3rd Edition” Pg. 65-66.
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”