Peppermint Oil is from the Lamiaceae or Labiatae botanical familly. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) oil has been known to increase mental accuracy by 28% (Dr. William Demberm). It also stimulates the brain satiety center to curb appetite and restore sense of taste (Dr. Alan Hirsch).
Extraction Method:Steam distilled from leaves and stems
1.8 Cineol (Eucalyptol) (2-5%)
Methyl Acetate (4-10%)
Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiparasitic, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain reliever
Historical Data: Reputed to be part of the “Marseiles Vinegar” or “Four Thieves Vinegar” used by grave-robbing bandits to protect themselves during the 15th century plague. A highly regarded digestive stimulant. Dr. Jean Valet used peppermint to treat liver and respiratory disease.
USE: Rheumatism/arthritis, respiratory, viral infection, cold sores, nausea, skin conditions, fungal infections, digestive problems
Source:Essential Oils Desk Reference