The basic facts of 
menthol oil

The basic facts of menthol oil

Menthol oil facts

Scientific name: Mentha piperita

Family: Lamiaceae

Characteristics: It has a distinct cool, refreshing aroma. The actual plant has lance-shaped leaves that are green in colour, while the peppermint oil has a pale-yellow shade.

Components: Vitamins A and C, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese and copper.

Properties: Due to it containing menthol, peppermint has anaesthetic properties. It also comes with antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and carminative properties.

Common uses: for the relief of headache, stomach ache and digestive problems, energy booster, respiratory tract relief, ease muscle tension, mental focus.