Origin of Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is extracted from the so-called agricultural mint. Its high menthol content must be lowered for use, the menthol is separated by filtration after crystallisation, the resulting oil is suitable for healing purposes as well as for the production of cosmetics. Even the ancient Egyptians knew about the beneficial effects of this aroma oil.
Peppermint Oil in Naturopathy
Its analgesic and anesthetic effects are used in the treatment of pain, as well as for local anesthesia. Its cooling property (body temperature is not affected) is welcomed after insect bites. Peppermint oil has a relaxing effect when rubbed gently on the forehead . Peppermint oil is used by athletes like skiers or hikers to increase resistance and its antiseptic, antimycotic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties make it a valuable oil.
Peppermint Oil in Aromatherapy
Using peppermint oil by aroma lamp or diffuser helps against colds. Its ingredients release a stuck cough and clear the upper respiratory tract. Peppermint oil also becomes popular oil for sauna infusions.
Peppermint Oil in Manual Therapy
Manual therapists use the relaxing effects of the oil to treat muscle tension, a few drops to one carrier oil forms an excellent massage oil.