MENTHA X PIPERITA
VITALITY QI 水
Peppermint is an aromatic perennial herb, producing creeping stolons and belongs to family Lamiaceae. Dried peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian pyramids, and was also valued by the ancient Greeks and Romans. As such, native to Europe, this antimicrobial herb has been known for its medicinal uses, and its impressively long history often gives it the prestigious title as the world’s oldest medicine.
Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is a low-growing shrub with tender, slightly fuzzy, dark green leaves is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. Peppermint leaves contain several essential oils including menthol, menthone and limonene.
- Bodily Effect: Peppermint helps improve digestion and improves concentration. With its antibacterial properties it aides in allergy symptoms, headaches and clearing sinuses.
- Emotional Effect: Peppermint cools and relaxes thus is used to treat stress, anxiety, and restlessness.
- Spiritual Effect: Spiritually, Peppermint cleanses, purifies, concentrates, heals, protects, releases, and renews.
"Peppermint lifts the mood and soothes the body."
—Dr. Krystal Couture, Homeopath + Plant Whisperer @drkrystalcouture