Uses of Peppermint Oil in Aromatherapy
Peppermint oil is a versatile oil: it is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, digestive, anti-septic,an astringent, carminative and anti-spasmodic.
Peppermint essential oil is used to treat migraine, bronchitis, sinusitis, indigestion, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, irregular periods and nervous conditions. It is also very useful in the treatment of colds and flu.
Additionally, Peppermint oil can be used for dermatitis, acne, muscle pain, travel sickness, to improve concentration and memory and to treat shock.
It is useful to deter mice, rats, ants, cockroaches and other vermin which dislike the smell of Peppermint.
Peppermint is a fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes and detergents; it is also a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals and is found in many digestive and cough and cold remedies.