Peppermint Essential Oil
Thanks to its many interesting virtues against everyday problems, peppermint is the essential oil to have when you are interested in aromatherapy. Thanks to its high content of menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole and isomenthone, peppermint essential oil has many virtues.
Its best-known action is probably its calming effects on migraines. Whether you have frequent migraines or you have partied a little too much, this essential oil provides a pleasant feeling of cold. You can massage your temples by diluting it in vegetable oil. Against migraines, you can use it in synergy with the essential oils of nutmeg, basil, lavender diluted in an oily macerate of St. John's Wort for even more effect. Indeed, it is pain-relieving by local application, whether it is against headaches, muscle pain, strokes or neuralgia.
In addition, it slightly anesthetizes the stomach lining thus preventing nausea, vomiting or motion sickness. Tonic and stimulating in general, this hypertensive and neurotonic oil stimulates the heart muscle and improves vigilance, concentration.
Peppermint essential oil is also great for digestion. Antispasmodic, it eliminates digestive and intestinal spasms by acting on the sphincter of Oddi and on muscle contractions of the small intestine. Also, cholagogue and choleretic, it facilitates the evacuation of bile to the intestine and the secretion of bile by the liver. In addition, this essential oil prevents pro-inflammatory substances from forming and thus acts on repeated inflammations of the respiratory system and the colon. As a bonus, it eliminates bad breath.
Finally, peppermint essential oil is great for sanitizing your home. It has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic properties. Indeed, it acts against many pathogenic bacteria, viruses including the herpes virus, fungi that cause lung infections, skin infections, and candidiasis and against intestinal parasites. Thus, this oil is recommended for gastroenteritis and difficult digestion.