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Botanical Name:  Mentha piperita

Common Method Of Extraction:  Steam distilled

Parts Used:  Flowering plant

Aroma:  Fresh, very minty, hot, herbaceous, with a vegetative back note

Country of Origin:  India

Traditional Use:  Has many culinary and pharmaceutical uses. It is also used for its soothing qualities on the digestive system.

Safety Information: Avoid Peppermint Oil in cardiac fibrillation, epilepsy, fever. Peppermint Oil is a mucous membrane irritant and neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Some of this information applies to oral use, but is provided for informational purposes (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 160.]