Peppermint

 

Common names:

  • Peppermint

 

Essential components:

  • Menthol
  • Menthone
  • Cineole

 

Properties:

  • Adaptogen
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiviral

 

Summary:

  • Peppermint is typically a first choice herb because of its ability to alleviate symptoms of colds, flus, and congestion. It is especially effective in relieving gas and bloating because of its ability to relax digestive muscles, which may also be helpful in relieving menstrual cramps.

 

Uses:

  • Herbal tea
  • Food
  • Essential oil
  • Supplement

 

Precautions:

  • Skin irritation may occur if you do not dilute the essential oil properly.