St. Patrick’s – Peppermint Essential Oil Uses

Studies at the University of Cincinnati have shown Peppermint essential oil to help to improve concentration and mental alertness. Alan Hirsch, MD also discovered this oil helps to trigger the brain’s satiety center in hypothalamus which gives the body a sense of fullness after a meal. Peppermint essential oil can help with body aches and bruises because of the cooling effect by constricting the capillaries. This is because it has about 85% menthol content.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Because of its mostly cool menthol content (85%), Peppermint is found in most liniments to relieve painful muscle spasms and arthritic conditions. Its energetic scent was said to be an aphrodisiac in ancient times.