Pepper mint

Latin name: Mentha piperita

Botanical family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Mediterranean Orbital, Essonne, Maine et Loire, England, Hungary, ...

Distilled part: air part

Aromatic molecules: Menthol, menthone

Perennials temperate countries, mints are a very large family. Peppermint, after a natural hybridization is known by its purplish stems square, its dark green leaves and a pungent odor. It likes cool soils, clay and limestone. Distillation takes place in June just before flowering.

Properties:

  • powerful painkiller
  • Infection
  • antispasmodic
  • Stimulating digestive and pancreatic
  • Regulatory and liver protective
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • General stimulant
  • Anti-nauseous
  • Invigorating the nervous system

Application areas :

  • skin benefits: Shock, instant hit (without open wound), insect sting,
  • digestive benefits: acute diarrhea, halitosis, motion sickness, nausea or vomiting, digestive disorders (bloating, flatulence, indigestion ...)
  • ENT and respiratory benefits: Stuffy nose,
  • cardiovascular benefits, circulatory and lymphatic: Swollen legs, heavy legs, low voltage,
  • genital and urinary benefits: Prostatitis, painful menstruation,
  • Other benefits: Headaches, migraines,
  • Benefits on the psycho-emotionally: emotional shock or intense fear, concentration (lack), latent depression, mental stress, physical fatigue or mental overwork (to set the right priorities), stage fright, anxiety

See also