Mint essential oil – properties and uses
The essential oil of Mint is obtained from Mentha piperita, a plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family.
It is an essential oil known for centuries for its digestive, anti-stress and anti-bacterial properties, for the treatment of halitosis and in case of symptoms of nausea and for the therapy of colitis.
This essential oil used as an anti-stress, by inhalation; has regenerating effects on a psychic level. It is in fact used to promote concentration during the study and exams, or to improve the performance in the office. This essential oil also has a true toning action. Ultimately it is useful in cases of stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression.
Peppermint essential oil has a digestive action; ingested with honey plays a powerful action in this regard. It is very indicated in cases of colitis, dyspepsia, spasms, meteorism, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea and many of the disorders of the digestive system.
Among the properties of this essential oil we also remember the antibacterial one. Particularly effective in respect of some bacterial strains responsible for typhus (Herbert) and tuberculosis (Koch’s bacillus). Very useful against staphylococcus and proteus vulgaris which cause enterocolitis and urinary tract infections. Ultimately this essential oil has antiseptic and antipyretic action especially in the case of cooling and flu, stomatitis and canker sores.
Ultimately: an excellent antiparasitic for internal use in intestinal worms; antiemetic for the soothing properties in the case of nausea and vomiting; refreshing of the oral cavity and very useful against halitosis. But it is also useful in the case of insect bites due to its calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
The anti-inflammatory properties make Mentha piperita essential oil an excellent product in local massages for headaches, cervical tensions, menstrual pains, in case of sprains, muscle pain and rheumatism.