A familiar and popular herb, peppermint is a botanical hybrid of two plants: water mint and spearmint. The peppermint herb is valued for its highly fragrant oil. Steam-distilled from the herb’s leaves, the oil is widely used as a flavoring agent in teas, jellies, desserts, candies, liqueurs and other confections around the world. In addition to its strong presence in culinary traditions, peppermint is an important component in herbal wellness, including Traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, European and Native American botanical health practices.
Peppermint oil is widely regarded as an herbal stomach tonic.** Early European herbalists first identified the herb’s stomach-soothing properties centuries ago.** Peppermint oil appears to have a range of gastrointestinal benefits, notably assisting with indigestion, stomach cramps, gas and nausea.** The herb’s digestive wellness benefits have been linked to its primary active compounds, menthol and menthone.** It also supplies antioxidant compounds and rosmaric acid.
Peppermint Essential Oil
In aromatherapy practices, peppermint oil is associated with mental rejuvenation including alertness, focus and clarity. It helps to sharpen attention and broaden spiritual vision as it deepens insight. Piping Rock's Peppermint Essential Oil is available in 1/2 oz., 2 oz., 4 oz. & 16 oz. bottles.
Peppermint Oil Products
Peppermint Oil supplements may be presented in enteric coated softgels. These easy-to-swallow supplements are designed to break down and release the oil in the intestines, for optimal digestive wellness benefits. The oil may also be presented as an ingestible liquid, designed to be diluted in water and taken orally. Ingestible oil of peppermint may also be used for breath-freshening oral health applications. Peppermint may also be presented as pure essential oil, which may be used in topical applications and aromatherapy practices.