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

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 »

The in vitro Antimicrobial Activity and Chemometric Modelling of 59 Commercial Essential Oils against Pathogens of Dermatological Relevance.

Orchard A, Sandasi M, Kamatou G, Viljoen A, van Vuuren S Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study reports on the inhibitory concentration of 59 commercial essential oils recommended for dermatological conditions, and identifies putative compounds responsible for antimicrobial activity. Essential oils were investigated for antimicrobial activity using minimum inhibitory concentration assays. Ten essential oils… Read more »

Essential oils diversely modulate genome-wide gene expression in human dermal fibroblasts

Han X, Parker TL Cogent Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: The increasing popularity of essential oils for skincare has led to investigation of their biological effects in human skin cells. In this study, we investigated the biological activities of three commercially available essential oils, i.e. rosemary oil, wild orange oil, and a blend (commercial name: Deep Blue)… Read more »

Preclinical development and clinical use of perillyl alcohol for chemoprevention and cancer therapy

Chen TC, Fonseca CO, Schönthal AH American Journal of Cancer Research, 2015 ABSTRACT: Perillyl alcohol (POH) is a naturally occurring dietary monoterpene isolated from the essential oils of lavender, peppermint, and other plants. Medical interest in this compound was generated by research findings showing that POH was able to inhibit the growth of tumor cells… Read more »

Essential oils and their constituents as anticancer agents: a mechanistic view

Gautam N, Mantha AK, Mittal S BioMed Research International, 2014 ABSTRACT: Exploring natural plant products as an option to find new chemical entities as anticancer agents is one of the fastest growing areas of research. Recently, in the last decade, essential oils (EOs) have been under study for their use in cancer therapy and the… Read more »