Peppermint

CODE: 116

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Latin names: Mentha x piperita
French names: Menthe poivrée
Extracted from: aerial parts
 
  • Mint is often a miracle against headaches: one drop on the temples and one on your neck, smell it from the bottle and let your well being come back.
  • Feeling too hot during summer nights? Spray some peppermint on your chest and legs.
  • One drop on any acute pain to soothe and gain comfort.
  • When your head can't think any more and you feel you should freeze your boiling neurones: one drop of peppermint oil on the temples. 
 
Mint is a lamiaceae: that is to say it is part of the largest botanical family represented in aromatherapy. One common misconception is that mint originates in Europe, even in England. The Western world has certainly noticed the crossbred species known as Peppermint for the first time in this beautiful island, but the plant itself is native of the East and some species are of the New World.
 
According to Greek mythology, mint has a strange origin. Hades, God of the underground, loved Minthe but married Persephone, who crushed Minthe once her marriage was celebrated. Hades, seeing her lifeless body, cried himself to sleep and from his tears streaming down her body grew mint.
 
The whole plant is made of green, bright green leaves. Like any lamiaceae: leaves like crosses, square rod with little lip-like flowers at the end.
 
Mint is highly invasive when it conquers a garden. It has to be contained in a pot otherwise roots go everywhere and spread over.
 
It is the same process as for strawberries which expand the same way, this will help us understand how it works for mint: there are stems that creep along on the ground. They bear no leaves or flowers, but root into the ground every few centimetres and breed a new plant there. It is an asexual reproduction.
 
Refreshes the mind, ideas and moods.
Drastically calms down irritated and angry people.
De-stresses the mind.
Boosts and allows one to think again.
Stimulates Cartesian, analytical and mental thinking.
Gives courage to leave the everyday routine.
Helps to reduce thoughts of death.
 
Anti-céphalée, Antalgique anti-maux de tête
Antalgique
Anti-inflammatoire
Stimule les neuro-thermorécepteurs au froid
Cholérétique, Stimule la production de bile
Tonique hépatique, Hépatotonique, Tonique du foie
Digestif, Apéritif
Antinauséeux, Antivomitif (adaptogène)
Tonifiant, Tonique, Stimulant
Antihalitosique, Combat la mauvaise haleine
Stimule la concentration, Améliore les facultés mentales
Blanchisseur dentaire
Antitartre, Combat le tartre
Carminatif, Facilite l’expulsion de gaz intestinaux
Cholagogue, Stimule l’expulsion de la bile
Cardiotonique
Hypertenseur adaptogène
Décongestionnant prostatique
Maux de crâne, Maux de tête, Céphalées, Migraines simples
Inflammations, Tendinite, Ligamentite, Arthrite
Insuffisance de sécrétion biliaire, Repas gras
Affection hépatique, Surcharge hépatique, Repas gras
Digestion lourde, Indigestion, Repas copieux, Manque d’appétit
Nausées de voyage, Nausées de grossesse, Vomissements
Fatigue générale, Coup de pompe, Surmenage
Mauvaise haleine, Halitose
Manque de concentration, Inattention
Tartre dentaire
Dents colorées
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Bouffées de chaleur
Lithiase biliaire, Calculs biliaires, Boue biliaire (attention expulse)
Irritabilité, Enervement, Hypersensibilité
Hypotension artérielle, Pression basse, Chute de tension
Prostatisme, Hyperplasie bénigne de la prostate, Congestion prostatique

Freezes Pitta
Reduces Kapha's slow pace and habits
Increases Vata

Monoterpene alcohols (30-50% l-menthol)
Monoterpene ketones (10-30% menthone, pulegone 2-5%, 1-2% piperitone)

Although it's a monoterpene ketone,
menthone is not toxic in the essential oil within physiological dosage.
Monoterpenes (limonene2-5%)
Sesquiterpenes (germacrene-D 1-5%)
Esters (menthyl acetate 2-10%)
Furanocoumarins: none

        Batch,  PEM2001/43  (PDF,  325 Ko, French)

Never on children under 3 years old (possible glottal spasm).
Limitedly neurotoxic, epileptogenic.
Keep out of reach of children.
Children and pregnant women: to be used by a professional practitioner only (never use on childrenunder 3 years old).
 
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