Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
  • Alternative Names: Mint, Western Peppermint
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Menthol
  • Other Main Constituents: Menthone
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaf

Repellency Effect of Essential Oils of some Native Plants and Synthetic Repellents against Human Flea, Pulex irritans (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae)

Ghavami MB, Poorrastgoo F, Taghiloo B, Mohammadi J Journal of Arthropod Borne Disease, 2017 BACKGROUND: Fleas are important vectors of human and animal disease, and control measures for protection against their bites and flea-borne diseases are necessary. METHODS: The essential oils (EOs) of four native medicinal plants, Ziziphora tenuiore, Myrtus communis, Achillea wilhelmsii and Mentha piperita were isolated by hydrodistillation technique and analyzed… Read more »

Peppermint essential oil alleviates hyperglycemia caused by streptozotocin- nicotinamide-induced type 2 diabetes in rats

Abdellatief SA, Beheiry RR, El-Mandrawy SAM Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2017 ABSTRACT: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is steadily growing throughout the world. Traditional medicine has an excellent potential in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potential antidiabetic effect of peppermint essential oil (PEO) on streptozotocin (STZ) and nicotinamide induced diabetic… Read more »

Synergistic effect of Carum copticum and Mentha piperita essential oils with ciprofloxacin, vancomycin, and gentamicin on Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria

Talei GR, Mohammadi M, Bahmani M, Kopaei MR International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation, 2017 BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases have always been an important health issue in human communities. In the recent years, much research has been conducted on antimicrobial effects of nature-based compounds because of increased prevalence of antibiotic resistance. The present study was conducted to… Read more »

Topical Menthol for Treatment of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Cortellini A, Verna L, Cannita K, Napoleoni L, Parisi A, Ficorella C, Porzio G Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 2017 ABSTRACT: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a frequent treatment-limiting factor that significantly impairs patients’ everyday life, also because of a lack of valid palliative options. Here, we report a case of a male patient with a history of metastatic… Read more »

Chemical composition of Mentha pulegium and Rosmarinus officinalis essential oils and their antileishmanial, antibacterial and antioxidant activities

Bouyahya A, Et-Touys A, Bakri Y, Talbaui A, Fellah H, Abrini J, Dakka N Microbial Pathogenesis, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was the determination of the chemical composition of Mentha pulegium L. and Rosmarinus officinalis L. essential oilsand the evaluation of their antileishmanial, antibacterial and antioxidant activities. Essential oils (EOs) were isolated using steam distillation and the chemical… Read more »

Evaluation of the Health Benefits of a Multivitamin, Multimineral, Herbal, Essential Oil-Infused Supplement: A Pilot Trial

Han X, Eggett DL, Parker TL Journal of Dietary Supplements, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study was designed to quantitatively evaluate the health benefits of a multivitamin, multimineral, herbal, essential oil-infused supplement using serum biomarkers. We also qualitatively evaluated the health effects of this supplement using a survey. Sixteen participants were recruited to take the supplement as directed for two… Read more »

Positive Patch-Test Reactions to Essential Oils in Consecutive Patients: Results From North America and Central Europe

Warshaw EM, Zug KA, Belsito DV, Fowler JF Jr, DeKoven JG, Sasseville D, Maibach HI, Mathias CGT, DeLeo VA, Taylor JS, Fransway AF, Marks JG Jr, Pratt MD, Zirwas MJ, Geier J, Uter W Dermatitis, 2017 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Synthetic fragrances and natural essential oils (EOs) are used in perfumery and found in various cosmetics. Essential oils are also increasingly used to promote wellness. In previous studies, the sensitization potential of some EOs has been identified; however,… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

The Effect of Aromatherapy on Insomnia and Other Common Symptoms Among Patients With Acute Leukemia

Blackburn L, Achor S, Allen B, Bauchmire N, Dunnington D, Klisovic RB, Naber SJ, Roblee K, Samczak A, Tomlinson-Pinkham K, Chipps E Oncology Nursing Forum, 2017 ABSTRACT: PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine if the use of aromatherapy improves insomnia and other common symptoms in hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed acute leukemia. DESIGN: A randomized, crossover, washout trial. SETTING: An inpatient acute leukemia unit at the Arthur G…. Read more »

The repellent efficacy of eleven essential oils against adult Dermacentor reticulatus ticks

Štefanidesová K, Škultéty Ľ, Sparagano OAE, Špitalská E Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2017 ABSTRACT: Dermacentor reticulatus ticks are among the most important arthropod vectors of zoonotic disease agents in Europe. Eleven essential oils, namely basil (Ocimum basilicum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus), creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), lemon-scented… Read more »