Invigorating, calming, and cooling – this fragrant herb awakens our senses and gently calms our bodies and minds.
Latin: Menta Piperita | Bo He
Class: nervine, digestive, release exterior, benefit lung and liver, move blood, calm spirit
Taste: pungent, acrid, slightly sweet, cool
An accessible and safe herbal ally, peppermint has traditionally been used to support healthy digestion and ease nausea. Most commonly prepared in tea form, peppermint can be combined with a variety of other herbs to balance its cooling properties. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, peppermint, or Bo He, supports the liver and lung to regulate the flow of Qi and support some symptoms of hay fever or common cold.
There’s evidence that shows peppermint has been used as early as 10,000 years ago! Ancient Egyptians boasted its benefits in combating an upset stomach. Assyrians used mint as an offering to the fire gods.
Peppermint and its extracts are being researched as an effective tool in combatting nausea and loss of appetite with chemotherapy patients.
None noted. Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Peppermint in Self Ceremony products