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 crystallization. The resulting oil is suitable for healing purposes as well as for the production of cosmetics. Even the ancient Egyptians knew about the effect of the essential 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 welcome after insect bites. The head rubs gently on the forehead and forehead. Peppermint oil has a relaxing effect. 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 stuck cough and rid 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.