peppermint oil



Peppermint (Mentha piperita) belongs to the mint family ( Lamiaceae) and is a cross between water mint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). It is a herbaceous plant that can reach heights of up to 90 centimeters. Their dark green leaves are characterized by their toothed edges and their refreshing, aromatic scent. In June, peppermint produces small, white-pink flowers. It is native to Europe and thrives best in moist locations. The peppermint oil is finally obtained by steam distillation from the leaves and flowers of the plant.



The peppermint oil mainly contains menthol and menthone, of which the former Above all, it has a cooling effect as it dilates the blood vessels and addresses the skin's cold receptors, thereby promoting blood circulation in the skin. Other ingredients in the oil include flavonoids and triterpenes, which have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The oil also has a calming and itching effect on the skin. In cosmetics, peppermint oil helps primarily with rheumatic complaints as well as muscle and nerve pain, which is why it is used, for example. B. is also used in our sports gel.



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