What is peppermint essential oil good for?

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Peppermint oil is created from the commonly known plant scientifically known as Mentha piperita L. It is a medicinally important plant belonging to the Family Lamiaceae. Peppermint was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians and it has been well documented in the Icelandic pharmacopoeia of the thirteenth century. It is grown abundantly in temperate areas of the world, particularly Europe, North America and North Africa but nowadays cultivated throughout all regions of the world. The medicinal parts are the essential oil extracted from the aerial parts of the flowering plant, the dried leaves, the fresh flowering plant and the whole plant. 

Peppermint is composed primarily of:

    Peppermint oil and its constituents are used commercially in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. India being the world’s largest producer and exporter of mint oil. Its constituents are used widely in food, pharmaceutical and perfumery and flavoring industry. Menthol, is used in the manufacture of lozenges, toothpastes, pain balms, cold balms, Dabur Pudin Hara, etc. The oil is also used in treating certain stomach disorders like indigestion, gas problem and acidity. Peppermint oil is a natural source of menthol, which is the main ingredient of cough drops and ointments like Vicks Vaporub.

     

    Uses of menthol:

     

    Menthol has many uses as a raw material in dentifrices such as toothpaste and toothpowder, used in chewing tobacco, confectionary, mouth fresheners, analgesic balms, cough drops, perfumes, chewing gums, candies and tobacco industry. Tobacco industry uses about 40% of the total oil consumption followed by pharmaceutical and confectionary industries. Its fresh or dried leaves come under the culinary source of mint and are used in the manufacture of breath fresheners, drinks, antiseptic mouth rinses, toothpaste, chewing gum, mint chocolate teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, ice creams and also used as an important ingredient in Touareg tea, a popular tea in the northern African and Arab countries.

     

    Medicinal uses of peppermint oil:

    • Antispasmodic
    • Aromatic
    • Antiseptic
    • Colds
    • Cramps
    • Indigestion
    • Nausea
    • Sore throat
    • Toothache

       

      Peppermint oil and menthol have been seen to have antibacterial effects against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It has also been found to possess antiviral and fungicidal activities.

       

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          Active ingredient: Sodium Monofluorophosphate (0.76%)

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