|Peppermint Oil and Some of its Uses
||[Apr. 22nd, 2006|07:19 pm]
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One of the things I have found is that peppermint oil comes in very handy as an analgesic. I have used it for pain associated with fractures, tension headaches, and general achiness. Here's what some other people have to say about this herb:
D.J. Conway in 'Celtic Magic': Wild Mint (Mentha piperita, M. spicata, M. crispa). A Druid sacred herb. Poppets for healing and love can be stuffed with dried mint leaves. Added to inscences, it cleanses the house or ritual area.
John Lust in 'The Herb Book': Mint (Mentha peperita) [...] Properties and uses: Anodyne, antispasmodic, carminative, colagoge, refridgerant, stomachic, tonic. Peppermint tea or oil can be taken for nervousness, insomnia, cramps, coughs, migraine, poor digestion, heartburn, nausea, abdominal pains, and various problems such as headache and vomiting due to nervous causes. Peppermint tea also makes a good substitute for coffee or tea. In large quantities, peppermint is said to be an aphrodesiac. Externally, the leaves make a cooling and slightly anodyne application. They can also be made into a salve or a bath additive for itching skin conditions.
Scot Cunningham in 'Magical Herbalism': [...] inhale the fragrence of the crushed leaves if you have trouble falling asleep.