peppermint

April 20, 2018

Isomenthone

Isomenthone is a ketone derived from menthone, as found in geranium, cistus, pennyroyal, cornmint, calamint, and peppermint. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically. Some can be convulsent, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses. Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time. Links to […]
April 20, 2018

Furan / Menthofuran

Furans, such as menthofurans, are oxides.  Menthofuran is an oxide found in peppermint, cornmint, and pennyroyal. Oxides contribute to an oil’s aroma, and have strong therapeutic actions, but can be neurotoxic, liver toxic, and a respiratory irritant in excess. Links to Plants Containing Furan   RESEARCH The listings of research […]
April 20, 2018

Menthol

Menthol is al alcohol found in peppermint and spearmint. Links to Plants Containing Menthol   RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that […]
April 20, 2018

Menthone

Menthone is a ketone, as found in geranium, pennyroyal, and peppermint. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsant, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time. Links to Plants Containing Menthone   RESEARCH The listings […]
May 22, 2018

Peppermint for Nausea

Does using peppermint for nausea really work?  This article discusses some research studies & at home remedies using this herb to help with nausea.   By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT   Peppermint is a cooling essential oil that helps reduce inflammation and has an antispasmodic […]
May 22, 2018

Peppermint to Relieve a Headache

Can peppermint help relieve a headache? By: Kathy Sadowksi, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Headaches can be caused by many factors, like mental stress, hormones, illness, and exposure to toxins. Aromatherapy assists the body gently and holistically to help relieve a headache.  Peppermint has shown in the studies […]
May 23, 2018

Mouse Repelling Peppermint Cotton Balls

Peppermint mouse repellent…How can some cotton balls sprinkled with peppermint oil help get a pesty mouse family out of my house? By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT It had been a long day and the bed was calling my name.  With its cozy sheets, a quiet house, […]
May 23, 2018

The Pest Repelling Actions of Peppermint

Did you know that certain essential oils and herbs can repel biting insects and other pests? By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT The Repelling Actions of Peppermint In recent years, research has demonstrated synthetic based insecticides and repellents can be toxic to humans and the environment.  People […]
May 23, 2018

Peppermint as an Antimicrobial

Peppermint has shown antimicrobial activity against a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.   By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT In hundreds of scientific studies, peppermint has shown effective activity against a variety of pathogenic microbes.  Peppermint is a great essential oil to use in household […]
May 23, 2018

Peppermint Muscle Rub

Can peppermint essential oil help reduce muscle and joint pains? By: Kathy Sadowsk, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT Peppermint has demonstrated anti-nociceptive and analgesic actions in multiple studies, especially with respect to its menthol constituent.  For pain in a local area, make a peppermint muscle rub that both reduces […]