Peppermint Materia Medica


Peppermint is a general stimulant which quickly diffuses throughout the system, producing warmth and exerting a strengthening effect. This is why a strong cup of peppermint tea is effective in the amelioration of fainting or dizzy spells accompanied by chilliness and pallid complexion. It is probably best know for its action in the G.I. tract where its carminative and antispasmodic actions enable it to relieve acute indigestion and painful flatulence and spasms caused by the eating of irritating foods or unripe fruits.

Mint oil has also traditionally been used to whiten the teeth and cover the odor of tobacco. On a spiritual level, the mints, including peppermint, are considered “visionary herbs” which enhance mental receptivity, uplift the spirit and encourage clairvoyant dreams.

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21 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Tubercular
Sefirot: Daat/Tiferet Interface
Constitutional Type: Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: history and plant characteristics; herbal and aromatherapy perspectives; homeopathic remedies Mentha piperita and Menthol; phosphorus and homeopathic remedy Phosphorus; astral body; hysteria; Tubercular miasm; Daat/Tiferet Interface.

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