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Jerusalem Cornmint 10ml Essential Oil mentha arvensis ISRAEL



Jerusalem Cornmint Essential Oil 10 ml

Mentha arvensis



Cornmint is also commonly known in Israel as “Mid East Field Mint”  or “Jerusalem Corn Mint”. The oil has a strong minty soft spearmint, warm, herbaceous aroma presenting a top fragrance note.

Cornmint is the wild sister of peppermint and all the other species of the mint family. It occurs in several subspecies almost worldwide. Like other mints you can use cornmint against indigestion and colds in their raw plant form. Their essential oil is widely used as medicinal plant oil.

Cornmint has been in use for centuries. In the Ebers Papyrus from Egypt, which dates to about 1500 BCE, mint is mentioned by name as well as in the Hebrew Bible. Cornmint in Jerusalem and as far as in Galilee was cultivated by the ancient Israelites and by the Egyptians in Egypt. Since the two lands boarders one another it was known as ”Canon Leaf”. Today it is been named “Jerusalem Cornmint”.

Dried, powdered mint leaves apparently were assiduously tithed by the Priests. This “bitter herb” was eaten at the Passover (Exod 12:8; Num 9:11). It still is eaten at Passover Seder feasts today and can be found often in Israel as a paste on the seder plate. It grows taller than the usual mint grown in Europe and the USA—often, in fact, three ft. high.

The synagogues in Israel 2000 years ago often at Shavuot had sprigs of mint sprinkled on the floor, so that the fragrance arose when they were walked on it. Shaw mentions this in Plants in the Missouri Botanical Garden (1884). Some sephardic synagogues still do this today in Israel.

Mint represented wealth and abundance. Malachi 3:10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the L-rd of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. It was custom for Israelites would hang mint to fragrance their homes along with lavender nard.

Mint was usually tithed along with Rue in the Temple days during the three major Hagim (holidays) Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot. Mint was most likely used in the passover seder mixed with bitter herbs perhaps because the numerical value of נענע/nana – ‘mint’ is 240 which equals that of עמלק/Amalek the arch enemy of Israel.
Also, the words מר/mar – ‘bitter’ and רם/ram – ‘elevated’ also share the numerical value of 240. We could say that just as the sweet taste and scent of mint counteracts any bitterness, so too, does the spiritual attribute of mint work as an antidote to the spiritual bitterness of Amalek during the travel in the desert.
The numerical value of Amalek is also ספק/safek meaning doubt.’ This negative energy is the cause of self-doubt, indecision, unsure of oneself’s ability, and uncertainty. Energetically, mint oil has the same identical numerology sweeps and clears away this kind of doubt and mental talk, while clearing perspective, focus, on clearing the way or path to clarity.

The strong mint aroma of this essential oil is sweet and warm and is often used to release negative energy, provide spiritual openness, and promote a positive overall mood. Cornmint Essential Oil contains a higher percentage of menthol than other mint oils, which makes it very effective for reducing pain in the muscles and joints.

Cornmint grown in Israel is often used for beekeeping and is known to be an effective deterrent for tracheal mites and other insects. It can work to mask the natural scent of honeybees, and help to keep predatory insects away from colonies. Plus the bees love the flowers when they bloom.

Cornmint offers antimicrobial and antifungal benefits to purify and sanitize surfaces against bacteria, viruses, mold spores, mildew, and fungus. You can also diffuse Cornmint to deodorize and refresh the energy in any space.

Anesthetic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cytotoxic, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic. Used for acne, sunburn, cools skin itching,  removing blackheads, sinusitis.

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