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

Volatile Terpenes and Brain Function: Investigation of the Cognitive and Mood Effects of Mentha × Piperita L. Essential Oil with In Vitro Properties Relevant to Central Nervous System Function

Kennedy D, Okello E, Chazot P, Howes MJ, Ohiomokhare S, Jackson P, Haskell-Ramsay C, Khan J, Forster J, Wightman E Nutrients, 2018 ABSTRACT: Extracts of several members of the monoterpene-rich Lamiaceae sub-family Nepetoideae, including those from the Salvia (sage), Melissa (Lemon balm) and Rosmarinus (rosemary) genera, evince cognitive and mood effects in humans that are… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of the Burkholderia cepacia complex

Vasireddy L, Bingle LEH, Davies MS PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are an important cause of opportunistic or nosocomial infections that may be hard to treat due to a high incidence of multidrug resistance. We characterised a collection of 51 clinical isolates from this complex, assigning them to 18… Read more »

Elucidation of the synergistic action of Mentha Piperita essential oil with common antimicrobials

Rosato A, Carocci A, Catalano A, Clodoveo ML, Franchini C, Corbo F, Carbonara GG, Carrieri A, Fracchiolla G PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Mentha piperita L. essential oil (EO) is employed for external use as antipruritic, astringent, rubefacient and antiseptic. Several studies demonstrated its significant antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. The aim of this work is… Read more »

Antibacterial activity evaluation of selected essential oils in liquid and vapor phase on respiratory tract pathogens

Ács K, Balázs VL, Kocsis B, Bencsik T, Böszörményi A, Horváth G BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The increasing number of multidrug-resistant bacteria and the fact of antibiotic resistance is leading to a continuous need for discovering alternative treatments against infections, e.g. in the case of respiratory tract diseases. Essential oils (EOs),… Read more »

Topical application of Mentha piperita essential oil accelerates wound healing in infected mice model

Modarresi M, Farahpour MR, Baradaran B Inflammopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of the prepared ointments from Mentha piperita essential oil (M. piperita) on wound healing in the infected mice models. Each circular full-thickness wound was inoculated with 25 × 107 units of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria strains. The tissue… Read more »

Antifibrogenic Influence of Mentha piperita L. Essential Oil against CCl4-Induced Liver Fibrosis in Rats

Ogaly HA, Eltablawy NA, Abd-elsalam RM Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018 ABSTRACT: Essential oils of some aromatic plants provide an effective nonmedicinal option to control liver fibrosis. Mentha piperita L. essential oil (MPEO) have been reported to possess protective effects against hepatotoxicity. However, its effect against liver fibrosis remains unknown. The present study investigated… Read more »

Immediate and Lasting Effectsof the dōTERRA AromaTouch Technique®, a Topical Essential Oil Application Procedure, on Autonomic Function and Salivary Biomarkers: A Pilot Trial

Bahr T, Rodriguez D, Allred K Journal of Integrative Medicine & Therapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: Objectives: To explore the immediate and lasting benefits of the essential oils used in the dōTERRA AromaTouch Technique®, an essential oil application method similar to a full-body aromatherapy massage, on stress, immune secretions, inflammatory signaling, and anxiety in healthy volunteers. Design: Pilot trial…. Read more »

Combination of essential oil and ciprofloxacin to inhibit/eradicate biofilms in multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

Mohamed SH, Mohamed MSM, Khalil MS, Azmy M, Mabrouk MI Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2018 ABSTRACT: AIM: This study aimed to test biofilm inhibition activities of each of essential oils (EOs), main compounds of EOs and enzymes against pathogenic Klebsiella pneumonia. METHODS AND RESULTS: Effect of seven EOs and three enzymes was tested on formation… Read more »

Protective effects of Mentha piperita L. leaf essential oil against CCl4 induced hepatic oxidative damage and renal failure in rats

Bellassoued K, Ben Hsouna A, Athmouni K, van Pelt J, Makni Ayadi F, Rebai T, Elfeki A Lipids in Health and Disease, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Mentha piperita L. is a flowering plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Mentha plants constitute one of the main valuable sources of essential oil used in foods and for medicinal… Read more »

Does the Fragrance of Essential Oils Alleviate the Fatigue Induced by Exercise? A Biochemical Indicator Test in Rats

Li Z, Wu F, Shao H, Zhang Y, Fan A, Li F Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017 OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of the essential oils of Citrus sinensis L., Mentha piperita L., Syzygium aromaticum L., and Rosmarinus officinalis L. on physical exhaustion in rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly divided into a control group, a fatigue group, an essential oil mixture… Read more »