Mint Oil (Mentha Piperita, Mentha Spicata)
Mint or Mentha is a family of plants of around 20 species and a variety of hybrids. Hybridization between some of the species occurs naturally. Mints are aromatic, almost exclusively perennial, rarely annual herbs. Some of the more prominent varieties include Mntha Piperita or Pepper Mint, and Mentha Spicata or Spearmint. These are traditionally used in food preparation and cosmetics. Odore Mio perfumers also use several other natural varieties of mints such as Black Mint, Water Mint, Bergamot Mint. All these natural mints add distinctive freshness and lightness in Odore Mio perfumes.
Health benefits of Mint Oils
There are many health benefits traditionally attributed to mint oils. Peppermint oil has been used to reduce pain, stomach upset, and other symptoms of IBS, largely because of the anti-spasmodic effects of methanol. Compounds found in peppermint leaves have been linked to inhibiting enzymes that promote tumors. Mint contains phytonutrients with antioxidant-like properties, which may reduce cellular damage caused by oxidative stress.
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