Peppermint’s high concentration of an aromatic, volatile oil known as Mentha, gives mint its fresh smell. Mentha, like many aromatic oils, shocks, refreshes and numbs, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing tissues. Aromatic spices like mint generally disperse fluids and heat, leaving a cooling after effect.


Taste: pungent

Natural Attributes: light, sharp, dry, subtle, clear, mobile, expansive

Tissue impact (Vipak): pungent (reducing)

Thermal impact (Virya): cooling

Dosha impact: Decreases Kapha and Pitta, slightly increases Vata

Digestive impact (Agni): easy to digest

Channels (Srotas): opens

Feces: moves

Urine: diuretic

Strength (Bala): clears congestionand obstruction

Mind (Manas): Sattvic

Effect: diaphoretic, antipruritic, stomachic, carminative, antispasmodic, appetizer, digestive, spleen tonic, detoxicant, vasodilator, analgesic, nervine, antipyretic 

Chinese five element impact: Wood, Fire

Chinese medicine syndromes: expels hot wind from lungs, Regulates Liver Qi Stagnation

Medicinal properties 

  • Nourishment (rasa): losing weight, alleviate early stages of fever 
  • Blood-circulation-liver: blood stagnation, gallbladder stagnation, reduces eye redness, vasospasm type headaches
  • Muscles: relaxes muscle tissue, especially smooth muscle tissue
  • Reproductive and hormonal systems: lymph stagnation, uterine spasms, breast congestion
  • Mental: emotional stagnation.
  • Skin: quickens the healing of rashes, skin infections or irritations (topically)
  • Respiratory system: lungs stagnation, clear mucus from respiratory tract, open the sinuses, soothes sore throats, bronchospasms, common cold, vomiting
  • Digestive system: stagnations, dyspepsia, indigestion, flatulence (both prevents and facilitates the release of gas), colic, colicky peristalsis of the intestines, hot diarrhea
  • Cleansing: exterior conditions

Harmful for: lactation


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