Peppermint acts on the ego, driving away excessive pride. It can help also to overcome a sense of inferiority. The two are not in contradiction as it may seem, because often an excessive pride mask an inferiority complex. Peppermint is associated to cleanliness, and helps who wants to live one ascetic life. (P. Davis)
Peppermint has the extreme freshness of freezing cold water. On the skin it may seem to burn as does ice. In fact, in Ayurvedic Aromatherapy it has the property to be cold on hot diseases and to become hot on cold diseases. That is why it will cool the fevers who give a sense of heat but it will also heat in massage the cold and contracted muscles.
Peppermint is the most powerful essence to open and clear the respiratory track. It is a very strong analgesic substance that will instantly calm pains such as wasp puncture or even stomach pain (3 pure drops on a sugar piece).
It can be very useful for those who practice violent sports because poured immediately on injuries it will stop the collapse of tissues that start a few seconds after the hurt.