Therapeutic Grade Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita) has a clean, fresh, strong, invigorating, minty aroma that can help aid in feeling refreshed and energized when a drop is placed on your tongue or in a glass of water. It is one of the oldest and highly regarded herb remedies used for soothing digestion. Historically peppermint was used to help soothe bodily discomfort like muscle tension and headaches as well as to help support respiratory health. This oil also may improve digestive efficiency and gastric motility. Pure peppermint essential oil can be used to enhance flavors in food. This essential oil is so powerful that it’s often diluted before it is applied topically. It can be inhaled directly from the bottle, be diffused, or get massaged on the forehead, temples, and neck to help fight fatigue and enhance concentration.
Research has been done by scientists on peppermint’s role in affecting impaired taste and mental and smell accuracy. Jean Valnet, M.D., studied peppermint’s ability to benefit the respiratory and liver systems. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied the ability of peppermint to directly affect the brain’s satiety that triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. Dr. William N. Denbar of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s ability to improve mental accuracy and concentration.