The typical intense-fresh scent of peppermint oil has a cooling, refreshing and concentration-enhancing effect. Its antispasmodic and analgesic action makes it a popular and tolerable pain remedy. The expectorant and decongestant properties make it an common application for colds. At the first sign of an outbreak, the typical cold symptoms can be alleviated by inhalations with peppermint oil. The mucous in the bronchi, nose and sinuses can be dissolved and drain away through the use of peppermint oil.
The use of peppermint oil in babies, small children, pregnant women and hypersensitive people should be avoided due to high menthol content.