Herb Magickal and Medicinal Uses – Peppermint

Disclaimer: No herb should be used for medicinal use until you have check with your health care professional to ask if it safe for you to use it for any reason. WitchesofTheCraft.com, any staff member of WitchesofTheCraft.com, and Lady Carla Beltane are not responsible for any type of a negative reaction when using this herb for any reason.

(Side Note from Lady Beltane: While it has many uses Peppermint will take over anywhere outside it is planted including using an outdoor planter. I have found it is best to grow this herb indoors in a planter. Starting with a small 3-inch potted plant I replanted in my herb garden with in 2 years it took over my entire herb garden and was very difficult to get rid of it planted in this way. When it goes to seed it spreads itself even into the grass.)


Benefits, uses, forms, and precautions of peppermint from medicalnewstoday.com

Peppermint is an aromatic plant, a cross between water mint and spearmint. Besides adding flavor to foods and drinks, it may help manage digestive problems, nausea, headaches, and other health issues.

Peppermint is used to add flavor or fragrance to foods, cosmetics, soaps, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other products, and it may have some medicinal uses.

A person can also use dried or fresh peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves to brew tea.

Peppermint is originally from Europe, but now people cultivate it all over the world. This article is part of a collection of articles on the health benefits of popular foods.

Uses and health benefits

Peppermint is a popular traditional remedy for a number of conditions.

Research shows it may be effective in alleviating:

The different forms of peppermint may be good for helping different ailments. These forms and the conditions they may help include:

Peppermint oil


Peppermint oil can help calmTrusted Source the stomach muscles and improve the flow of bile. This makes it suitable for people who have indigestion.

However, it should not be used by people with gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD), which has different causes of indigestion.

Irritable bowel syndrome …

Skin conditions …

Headaches and migraine …

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy …

Relieving chemotherapy-induced vomiting …

Peppermint steam

Colds and flu …

Peppermint capsules

Treating and healing chronic wounds …

Forms of peppermint

Although research suggests that essential oils may have some health benefits, it is important to remember that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not monitor or regulate the purity or quality of these. A person should talk with a healthcare professional before using essential oils, and they should be sure to research the quality of a brand’s products. A person should always do a patch test before trying a new essential oil.

Peppermint can consist of fresh or dry leaves for use in food or as tea. A person can find peppermint essential oil as an ingredient in tinctures, chest rubs, and creams.

A person can also swallow it in the form of enteric-coated capsules. This allows the peppermint to pass into the intestine.

Peppermint essential oil is a concentrated oil that is extracted from the peppermint plant by steam distillation. The whole fresh or partly dried plant is used before it starts to flower.

The amounts of the chemical components in peppermint oil may vary depending on the batch, and where and how it was produced. 2019 research showed the following component amounts:

  • menthol (38.45%)
  • menthone (21.8%)
  • 1,8-cineole (5.62%)
  • neo-menthol (4.19%)

Like other essential oils, a person should not take peppermint essential oil orally. It is important to make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin.

Peppermint vs. spearmint …

Risks and precautions

Peppermint, like many other herbs, can interact with other herbs, supplements, or drugs. Peppermint can also trigger side effects in some individuals. It is possible to be allergic to peppermint.

Anyone who already receives medication should talk with their doctor before using peppermint. Peppermint should not be used by young children. When applied to a child’s face, peppermint can cause life threatening breathing problems.

Peppermint is not recommended for people who:

  • have a hiatus hernia
  • have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • have an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • have hemolytic anemia

What medications does peppermint interfere with?

Peppermint may interact with some drugs, including:

People should also not use it with antacids. This is because some peppermint supplements are in capsule form. Their coating may break down too rapidly if the patient is also taking an antacid, increasing the risk of heartburn.


Peppermint is a plant that is a combination of water mint and spearmint. A person can drink it as a tea, use it as an essential oil, or as take it as a herbal medicine in the form of a capsule.

Research shows peppermint can help alleviate a variety of ailments, including gastrointestinal problems, headaches, and nausea.

Peppermint Plant Gone to Seed

What Are The Magical Properties Of Peppermint? from enchantedaromatics.com

The magical properties of peppermint (Mentha piperita) are highly valued in magickal circles because the properties of peppermint far exceed the potency of many other plants and herbs.

The metaphysical powers of peppermint do not cease to amaze me.  To access the magical powers, you could use peppermint by itself, as part of a ritual or potion, or use peppermint in conjunction with uttering a magical word such as “Abracadabra”.

The approaches we offer are mere suggestions of how to access the magical properties of peppermint.  Your imagination is a very powerful tool when conjuring up magic.  What works for one person may not work for another person.

As a general rule, peppermint has magical and spiritual powers that include 8 Main Properties:

Ability to cleanse

Promotes clarity

Provides protection

Promotes healing

Increases intuition and psychic abilities

Promotes visions and dreams

Incites love


2 thoughts on “Herb Magickal and Medicinal Uses – Peppermint

  1. I love peppermint! It works really good for headaches too! I plan on growing peppermint in my garden! I really love how you added the spiritual properties of peppermint. I was not aware of peppermints spiritual properties. Thank you!

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