The Essential Oil of Peppermint

Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs used in today’s society.

Peppermint has a long history of unique uses. Aristotle (circa 384-322 BCE) referenced peppermint in his writings as an aphrodisiac. Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) forbade his soldiers to have peppermint because it was thought to promote erotic thoughts and deplete soldiers of the desire to fight. Arabs used peppermint in their social drinks as a virility stimulant and Romans would spread peppermint on their floors to help get rid of pests.

Peppermint has many modern uses worldwide. Leaf preparations are made from either fresh or dried leaves, while the oil is distilled from freshly-harvested sprigs.4Many believe that peppermint is too intense for subtle dishes, but leaves or their essential oil are commonly found in tea, chocolate, confections, chewing gum, jellies, and sauces.5 Peppermint can also be added to chilled soups or rice on warm days to help cool down the body.

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Steve Pohlit, Business Development Consultant who Got Oiled 10 years ago and has been Oiled ever since.

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