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Young Living Peppermint Oil

peppermint oil Young Living Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly-regarded herbs for soothing digestion- It may also improve gastric motility and digestive efficiency.*

Jean Valnet, M.D., studied peppermint oil's effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint oil's role in improving taste and smell when inhaled.

Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint oil's ability to improve concentration and mental activity. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint oil's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals.

Young Living Peppermint Oil has an approximate ORAC of 373,455 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

How to use: For dietary, aromatic, or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat's or rice milk.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Do not apply neat to a fresh wound or burn. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.


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Peppermint Oil

Rediscover Peppermint!
Discover YLTG© Peppermint Essential Oil!

Young Living's peppermint oil is a must-have for every home and is the ideal essential oil for pampering! It is one of our most versatile oils. Rediscover its many uses.

Whether you want to experience the cooling sensation of menthol on overworked muscles, enjoy an invigorating foot scrub, or soothe an upset stomach, peppermint essential oil can help! Here are a few quick and easy ways to incorporate peppermint into your daily routine:
  • Add a drop to herbal tea to help aid in digestion. You can also try peppermint essential oil in hot chocolate, brownies, and many other common recipes.
  • Massage several drops on the abdomen, place a drop on the tip of the tongue or wrists, or inhale to soothe minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
  • Combine with lavender essential oil for a soothing and invigorating body, neck, or foot massage.
Peppermint Oil Our Young Living peppermint essential oil comes from the most potent plants around the globe — some is even grown on Young Living farms — and is tested to ensure proper levels of menthol and menthone are in every bottle.

But there's more to Young Living Therapeutic Grade© peppermint oil than just finding the best plants. The secret is in expert harvesting practices. Peppermint is harvested when the field's overall appearance goes from light to dark green. The growers make sure the plant has just started to bloom before the peppermint is cut, and then water is carefully measured prior to distillation to ensure the most potent constituents are steam-extracted.

Peppermint essential oil is used in a variety of popular Young Living products: Peppermint Oil
  • Digest + Cleanse©
  • Ortho Ease© Massage Oil
  • Breathe Again© Essential Oil Roll-On
  • Deep Relief© Essential Oil Roll-On
  • PanAway© essential oil blend
Make sure you add peppermint to your order and discover the soothing benefits or YLTG© Peppermint Oil!




Herbal Medicine on Peppermint Oil

The Journal of the American Botanical Council at Herb Clip has 16 reviews on PEPPERMINT OIL.

1. Cappello G, Spezzaferro M, Grossi L, Manzoli L, Marzio L
Peppermint oil (Mintoil[r]) in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a prospective double blind placebo-controlled randomized trial
Dig Liver Dis Jun 2007;39(6):530-536
Peppermint Oil Capsules Reduce Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms,Jan,31,2008

2. Melli MS, Rashidi MR, Delazar A, et al
Effect of peppermint water on prevention of nipple cracks in lactating primiparous women: a randomized controlled trial
Int Breastfeeding J 2007;2
Peppermint Water Effectively Prevents Nipple Cracks in Lactating Women,Jan,15,2008

3. Kligler B, Chaudhary S
Peppermint oil
Am Fam Phys 2007;75:1027-1030
Medicinal Uses and Effectiveness of Peppermint Oil ,Nov,30,2007

4. Yamamoto N, Nakai Y, Sashira N, et al
Efficacy of peppermint oil as an antispasmodic during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006;21:1394-1398
Peppermint Oil Found Effective Antispasmodic in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography,May,31,2007

5. Mizuno S, Kato K, Ono Y, et al
Oral peppermint oil is useful antispasmodic for double-contrast barium meal examination
J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006;21:1297-1301
Peppermint Oil Found Effective Antispasmodic in Double-contrast Barium Meal ,May,15,2007

6. Grigoleit HG, Grigoleit P
Gastrointestinal clinical pharmacology of peppermint oil
Phytomed 2005;12:607-611
Peppermint Oil Examined in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Ailments,Apr,28,2006

7. Grigoleit HG, Grigoleit P
Pharmacology and preclinical pharmacokinetics of peppermint oil
Phytomed 2005;12:612-616
Pharmacokinetics of Peppermint Oil,Mar,31,2006

8. Grigoleit HG, Grigoleit P
Peppermint oil in irritable bowel syndrome
Phytomed 2005;12:601-606
Review of Trials Shows Peppermint Oil Capsules to be Effective in Treating IBS,Jan,13,2006

9. Norrish M, Dwyer K
Preliminary investigation of the effect of peppermint oil on an objective measure of daytime sleepiness
International J Psychophysiol 2005;55:291-298
Unique Clinical Study Finds Peppermint Oil May Reduce Daytime Sleepiness,Aug,15,2005

10. Shah P, D'Mello P
A review of medicinal uses and pharmacological effects of Mentha piperita
Natural Product Radiance 2004;3(4):214-221
Peppermint - A Review of Medicinal Use and Pharmacology,Jun,15,2005

11. Holtmann G, Haag S, Adam B, et al
Effects of a fixed combination of peppermint oil and caraway oil on symptoms and quality of life in patients suffering from functional dyspepsia
Phytomedicine 2003;10(SuppIV):56-57
Effects of Peppermint Oil and Caraway Oil on Dyspepsia,Dec,15,2003

12. May, B., H. Kuntz, M. Kieser, and S. Koler
Efficacy of a Fixed Peppermint Oil/Caraway Oil combination in Non-ulcer Dyspepsia
Arzneimittel-Forschung/Drug Research 1996:1149-1153


Reichert, R
Peppermint and Caraway Oil combination for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Quarterly Review of Natural Medicine Summer 1997:97-98
Peppermint/Caraway Oil Combination for Dyspepsia - Clinical Trial,Apr,8,1998

13. Holt Stephen, Muntyan Igor, and Likver Larisa
Essential Oils Smooth Gastric Functioning
Alternative & Complementary Therapies
Peppermint Fennel Oils for Gastric Relief,Sep,13,1997

14. Floreno, Anthony
New Uses for Essential Oils Could Herald Wave of Growth
Chemical Market Reporter
New Roles for Lavender and Peppermint Oils,Jun,16,1997

15. Gobel H, Schmidt G, Dworschak M, Stolze H, and Heuss D
Essential plant oils and headache mechanisms
Phytomedicine
Essential Oils for Headaches,Apr,30,1996

16. Kingham, J.G.C
Commentary: Peppermint oil and colon spasm
Lancet, The Vol. 346, October 14, 1995:986
Peppermint Oil and Irritable Bowel Syndrome,Jan,2,1996





The American Botanical Council at herbalgram.org has information on Peppermint Oil.

Peppermint: Peppermint Mentha x piperita Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Introduction Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs used in today’s society.1 A summer-growing, perennial aromatic herb, HerbalGram. 2006;72:1,4-5 (peppermint 47)

Treatment of Pediatric IBS with Enteric-Coated Peppermint Oil: by Donald J. Brown, N.D. Reference: Kline RM, Kline JJ, Di Palma J, Barbero GJ. Enteric-coated, pH-dependent peppermint oil capsules for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children. J Pedia HerbalGram. 2001;52:22-23 (peppermint 31)

Variations in Effective Botanical Products.: To best use plants for their health benefits, it is important to recognize the advantages and limitations in each of the product forms. Variations offer practical advantages for individuals with different needs. HerbalGram. 1999;46:36-50 (peppermint 22)

Review of Trials Shows Peppermint Oil Capsules to be Effective in Treating IBS: Review of Trials Shows Peppermint Oil Capsules to be Effective in Treating IBS Reviewed: Grigoleit HG, Grigoleit P. Peppermint oil in irritable bowel syndrome. Phytomed. 2005;12:601-606. Irrita HerbalGram. 2006;70:30 (peppermint 18)

Peppermint Oil May Reduce Daytime Sleepiness: Peppermint Oil May Reduce Daytime Sleepiness Reviewed: Norrish M, Dwyer K. Preliminary investigation of the effect of peppermint oil on an objective measure of daytime sleepiness. Int J Psychophy HerbalGram. 2006;69:35 (peppermint 14)

A Critical Review of Herbal Remedies for Poison Ivy Dermatitis: A Critical Review of Herbal Remedies for Poison Ivy Dermatitis by David S. Senchina Illustration by Christy Krames, MA, CMI Christy Krames is a Certified Medical Illustrator living and wo HerbalGram. 2005;66:35-48 (peppermint 12)

Essential Oils for Headache Treatment.: Summary: Thirty-two healthy volunteers were entered in a study to investigate the neurophysiological and psychological effects of topical preparations peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil, traditionally HerbalGram. 1996;38:16 (peppermint 10)

Peppermint Oil and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: In the United Kingdom, peppermint oil from Mentha piperita is currently being prescribed for the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).Known for generations as a digestive aid and a carmi HerbalGram. 1996;37:14 (peppermint 10)

Aromatic Herbal Baths of the Ancients: Herbal medicine has a long tradition of being administered as a bath, to be absorbed by the skin. Dr. Alakbarov opens ancient texts to share what was once known, and what is coming to be known again. HerbalGram. 2003;57:40-49 (peppermint 5)

1992 U.S. TRADE IN ESSENTIAL OILS.: Exports of essential oils from the U. S. in 1992 totaled $147 million, 6 percent below the record 1991 shipments of $157 million. The smaller shipments largely reflected lower exports of mint and citr HerbalGram. 1994;30:55 (peppermint 4)

University of Exeter Celebrates 10 Years of Reviewing the Science on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: University of Exeter Celebrates 10 Years of Reviewing the Science on Complementary and Alternative Medicine By Jon Lucksinger and Katherine Purcell In the past 10 years, the University of Exeter HerbalGram. 2004;63:12-14 (peppermint 4)

Plant Drugs, Healing Herbs, and Phytomedicinals.: Whenever I contemplate the present state of research and utilization of natural drugs and their derived products, I think of those immortal opening lines in Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities HerbalGram. 1995;33:36 (peppermint 2)

The U.S. Botanical Market - An Overview.: The commercial herbal industry as we know it today began from two diverse segments of the U.S. population: one, the group of back-to-the-land, natural-remedy folks who came out of the late 1960s and a HerbalGram. 1996;36:49 (peppermint 2)

The Role of Botanical Medicine in 100 Years of American Naturopathy.: Opposed in the beginning to all varieties of drugs, naturopaths eventually subscribed to the use of botanical medicines. This article reviews the growth and development of naturopathy in America over the last century. HerbalGram. 1998;42:49-59 (peppermint 2)

Interactions Between Herbs and Conventional Drugs: Introductory Considerations: As more consumers use herbal preparations, it becomes more likely that these pharmacologically active natural products will interact with over-the-counter and prescription drugs. This article discusses some important literature sources for data on herb-drug interactions, as well as summerizing the interactions of selected herbs. HerbalGram. 2000;49:52-63 (peppermint 2)

International Trade Centre Market News Service Launches Reports on Worldwide Herb Markets: International Trade Centre Market News Service Launches Reports on Worldwide Herb Markets International Trade Centre Market News Service Launches Reports on Worldwide Herb Markets by Mark Blumen HerbalGram. 2003;57:57-59 (peppermint 2)

The Medicinal Plant Supply Chain: Creating Social and Environmental Sustainability: The Medicinal Plant Supply Chain: Creating Social and Environmental Sustainability by Josef Brinckmann Editor’s note: The following article was derived from a speech given by Josef Brinckmann a HerbalGram. 2004;64:56-60 (peppermint 2)

Herbal Combination Shows Benefit for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Herbal Combination Shows Benefit for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Reviewed: Madisch A, Holtmann G, Plein K, Hotz J. Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with herbal preparations: results of a double HerbalGram. 2005;67:27 (peppermint 2)

Martin Bauer: 1902-1999.: Martin Bauer, founder of the world's largest group of herb companies, died last year at age 96. He was a son of a farming family in Bavaria, an area traditionally renowned for cultivation, collecting HerbalGram. 1999;46:70 (peppermint 1)










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