Peppermint oil is excellent for mental fatigue and depression,
refreshing the spirit and stimulating mental agility and improving
concentration. It helps for apathy, shock, headache, migraine, nervous
stress, vertigo and faintness and in general respiratory disorders, as
well as dry coughs, sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia,
tuberculosis and cholera.
For the digestive system, peppermint oil is effective for a range of
ailments, as it stimulates the gall bladder and the secretion of bile.
It is used for colic, cramps, dyspepsia, spastic colon, flatulence and
nausea and can relieve pain in cases of toothache, aching feet,
rheumatism, neuralgia, muscular pains and painful periods.
On the skin, peppermint oil is used to relieve skin irritation and
itchiness and also helps to reduce skin redness, where inflammation is
present. It is used for dermatitis, acne, ringworm, scabies and pruritus
and also relieves itching, sunburn and inflammation of the skin, while
at the same time having a cooling action.