Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Leaves
Chakra Association: Throat, solar plexus
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Minty, strong, balancing, sweet
Country of Origin: India
Traditional Use: Herbal medicines, aromatherapy, culinary
Properties: Carminative, anti-viral, stimulant, revitalizer, refreshing, cooling, brain/nervous system stimulant
Mental, Emotional Effects: Uplifting, energizing, stimulating, inspiration, insight.
Benefits: stomach ache, cold, fever, sore throat, asthma, nervous agitation, headache, indigestion
Blends Well With: Clary sage, eucalyptus, sage, lavender, rosemary and citrus.
Of Interest: Of all the mints, peppermint is the most commercially and medically important. At first produces a warming effect on the body, but it is ultimately cooling and refreshing. Good on a hot day, in tea or water. Helps to reduce aggravated pitta.
Safety Data: Keep away from eye area, can burn if gotten in eyes. Use caution when using topically and in baths, can be caustic to skin.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Color: Colorless to yellowish, clear free from sediment, suspended
matter, separate water and adulterants.
Odor: strong minty herbal followed by cooling sensation.
Relative Density: 0.898
Refractive Index: 1.460
Optical Rotation: -23*
Menthyl Acetate: 5.39%
Mentha Furan: 1.87%