Peppermint Superior Organic
Known as ‘Jerusalem Mint” or Cannan Leaf
Israel (grown , cultivated and distilled)
Jerusalem Mint Essential Oil 10 ml
Jerusalem Mint is also commonly known in Israel as “Mid East Field Mint”, “Naan Leaf”, or “Jerusalem Corn Mint”. The oil has a strong pepperminty soft spearmint, warm, herbaceous aroma presenting a top fragrance note.
Peppermint has been in use for centuries. In the Ebers Papyrus from Egypt, which dates to about 1500 BCE, peppermint is mentioned by name as well as in the Hebrew Bible. Peppermint was cultivated by the ancient Israelites and Egyptians. Since the two lands boarders one another it was known as ”Canon Leaf”. Today it is been named “Jerusalem Mint”.
Peppermint is also commonly known in Israel as “Mid East Field Mint”. The oil has a strong minty soft spearmint, warm, herbaceous aroma presenting a strong top fragrance note.
Peppermint is the wild sister of cornmint and spearmint and all the other species of the mint family. It occurs in several subspecies almost worldwide. Like other mints, you can use mint against indigestion and colds in their raw plant form. Their essential oil is widely used as medicinal plant oil.
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 a variety of mint plants to fragrance their homes along with lavender nard.
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. Peppermint 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.
Peppermint 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.
Jerusalem Mint offers antimicrobial and antifungal benefits to purify and sanitize surfaces against bacteria, viruses, mold spores, mildew, and fungus. You can also diffuse Peppermint is often used to deodorize and refresh in any space.
Anesthetic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cytotoxic, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic. Used for acne, sunburn, cools skin itching, removing blackheads, sinusitis.
Peppermint oil may help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions affecting the digestive system. relieves nausea, and may help with other digestive issues. Different forms may also help relieve pain and benefit your skin. Not recommended for anyone with a coagulation such as hemophilia or taking blood thinners.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.