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Benefits of Mint Herb - Where to Buy Peppermint Essential Oil

Updated on November 18, 2010

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I think there is no person in this world who has not heard about mint, especially peppermint which has been a very famous flavoring agent in chewing gums, teas, toothpastes, and thousands of other products that we use in daily life. Moreover, this herb is an important ingredient in many ayurvedic, herbal, and also allopathic medicines. In India, Halls Mentho-Lyptus has been the most popular cough drop again containing mint and eucalyptus. The Hindi name of mint is pudina and it is commonly used in Indian salads and recipes. Mint is also a prominent ingredient in making jaljeera (tangy mint water), which is a refreshing and spicy appetizer. Also, Indian pudin hara is a famous herbal remedy for instant relief of almost all gastric problems like acid indigestion, heartburn, and stomach gas disorders. In aromatherapy, peppermint oil is antispasmodic, digestive, choleretic, stomachic, and carminative indicated for treatment of stomach pains, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Understanding Different Species of Mint

Mint is scientifically known as Mentha piperita and is commonly called as peppermint. Its other species are wild mint and spearmint. Though essential oil can be extracted from all three species of mint, but there is a difference between wild mint, scientific name Mentha arvensis and spearmint scientifically named as Mentha spicata or Mentha viridis and also peppermint. Mentha spicata or spearmint has varied uses in cooking. Leaves of mint herbal plants contain menthol, which has several healing properties beneficial for human body. It is also interesting to note that there are other endless species of mint herb but the most widely used mint species in aromatherapy are the three mentioned above namely peppermint (Mentha piperita), wild mint (Mentha arvensis), and spearmint (Mentha spicata), but due to the high amounts of natural menthol available in peppermint, its aroma is much stronger than its other counterparts and therefore is most widely used in aromatherapy, natural medicine, and for making several daily use products.


Mint Herb
Mint Herb

Understanding Mint Family

Mint is a plant of Labiatae family, which grows with numerous stems up to 80 cm. tall with lanceolate deep green leaves that are mostly opposite to each other. Mint blooms fully in summer mainly from June to August and its flowers range from white, pink and violet, and are grouped into terminal spikes. The aroma of mint is very distinctive and penetrating. Its aromatic taste leaves a cool sensation in the mouth.

Plants belonging to Mint Family
Plants belonging to Mint Family
Understanding Mint Family
Understanding Mint Family

Health Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

  1. Mint herbal oil is antibacterial and antiseptic and helps fight infection, opens the airways, and reduces fever.
  2. Mint oil inhalation is a popular aromatherapy for cold and common flu.
  3. Peppermint oil massage is refreshing and relieves headaches and muscle spasms. It also reduces inflammation.
  4. Mint herb clears away the toxic congestion and helps in treatment of complex inflammations of skin such as herpes simplex.
  5. Mint essential oil is used for treatment of vertigo and dizziness.
  6. Benefits of peppermint oil for skin include elimination of blackheads and acnes. Also, mint oil refreshes and softens the skin.
  7. Benefits of peppermint oil for hair include elimination of lice and providing comfort and coolness to the scalp. According to natural medicine, mint oil is also indicated in treatment of hair loss as it stimulates the hair follicles, which in turn enhances hair growth.

Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for your praise squid4u.

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      squid4u 

      7 years ago from hub pages, squidoo, blogger

      Very well presented hub - good info and beautiful pic's- good job !!!

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @ethel smith, CarolRucker, and IzzyM, I am glad that you all have found this hub useful enough to leave a comment. Will be writing more on herbs and essential oils.

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      IzzyM 

      8 years ago from UK

      Very informative, Soni! Good hub :)

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      Carol Rucker 

      8 years ago from Cincinnati

      Great information. I was actually discussing mint plants with my daughter the other day.

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      Eileen Kersey 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Mint is so versatile and very easy to grow

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