Peppermint Oil 50 mg 90 Softgels
Health Benefits of Oil of Peppermint
• Immune System
• Digestive support
• Menstrual symptoms
• Pain Relief
• Clearer Breathing
• Blood Circulation
• Respiratory Problems
Mint has been used for thousands of years for its beneficial effects. Egyptian, Greek and Roman records indicate the use of mint for soothing relief. Peppermint is also used as a flavoring agent.
Peppermint Oil contains the important constituent, menthol and is a naturally occurring calmative oil. Oil of Peppermint is enterically coated so that the breakdown of peppermint occurs in the small intestine, where most digestion takes place.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a perennial plant found in Europe, Asia and North America. Although there are over 25 species of peppermint produced by these areas, the majority of peppermint is produced in the United States.
People have been using peppermint medicinally for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, one of the most medically-advanced ancient cultures, cultivated and used peppermint leaves for indigestion. Additionally, the ancient Romans and Greeks took peppermint to soothe their stomachs. The plant was used by Europeans, especially in Western Europe, and gained popularity in the 18th century for stomach ailments and menstrual disorders.
Peppermint has a pleasant taste and is commonly used in cooking and for making drinks. It contains vitamins A and C as well as a number of minerals. Additionally, it has a wide variety of health and medicinal uses, some of which have been verified by scientific trials.
Immune System: Some claim that Peppermint can help protect you from colds or the flu and that it can help build a stronger immune system. The facts that Peppermint has both anti-microbial and antioxidant qualities offers support for this claim.
Skin: Peppermint oil diluted with water can be used as a wash capable of alleviating skin problems such as rashes and dry skin. Also, it can be used as a hair rinse to soothe both dry and oily scalp.
Digestive Issues: Peppermint can aid in the reduction of a number of painful digestive problems including gas, bloating and nausea. Additionally, it can help ease the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. One study showed that 75% of participants who took a capsule of Peppermint oil daily saw a significant decrease in their IBS symptoms, in comparison with 38% who took a placebo capsule.
Menstrual symptoms: Painful cramps and nausea caused by a woman’s natural cycle can be eased with the help of peppermint. Peppermint acts as a muscle relaxer and therefore reduces the pain caused by a woman’s cramps.
Energy: The scent of Peppermint is energizing and inhaling its scent can result in heightened levels of energy. Candles made with peppermint oil, Peppermint oil placed in a diffuser and Peppermint tea are a few ways this benefit of Peppermint can be enjoyed.
Headaches: Topical application of Peppermint oil can reduce certain types of minor headaches. Peppermint oil, diluted with another oil, can be applied directly to the forehead or upper sinus areas. In fact, a German study showed Peppermint to have the same power as 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen.
Pain Relief: The main ingredient in Peppermint, Menthol, creates a cooling sensation when applied to the skin. As a result it can temporarily reduce minor levels of pain associated with athletic injuries, overuse or muscle pain.
Congestion and Clearer Breathing: Menthol is also responsible for Peppermint’s respiratory-aiding properties. The herb can be used topically or in a tea to alleviate common respiratory symptoms such as congestion, coughing and difficulty breathing caused by obstructed or inflamed passages.
Serving Size 1 Enteric Coated Softgel
Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Oil of Peppermint 50 mg
(Mentha piperita) (aerial)
Other Ingredients: Sunflower Seed Oil, Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin, Enteric Coating (Sodium Alginate and Stearic Acid).
No Gluten, NoYeast, NoWheat, No Milk or Milk Derivatives, No Lactose, No Egg, No Grapefruit, No Fish, No Sweetener, No Sugar, No Starch, No Preservatives, No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavor, No Sodium.
For adults, take one (1) softgel after each meal with a glass of water, or as desired.