COLOR & CONSISTENCY: thin, clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid.
PLANT FAMILY: Lamiaceae
AROMATIC & THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH REPORTED: cooling, energizing, refreshing, revitalizing, ant repellent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, colic, deodorant, diarrhea, disinfectant, emollient, emmenagogue, flatulence, hemorrhoids, indigestion, insecticide, morning sickness, moth repellent, mouse repellent, nausea, nervine, soothing agent, stimulant, stomachaches. Other benefits attributed: asthma and congestion, decongestant; fever, flatulence, constipation, sinusitis, acne, gum and teeth problems, migraine, stress and depression. Being far lower in menthol content, it can be safely given to children.
SAFETY WARNINGS: No real threats, but being an emmenagogue, it should not be taken while pregnant. May irritate mucous membranes. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.