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Muna essential oil (Muna)

Bottle With Pipette, 5 Ml from Peru (SKU 3541)

Pure essential oil from leaves of Muna from Peru. 

Packed in 5 ml Miron Glass bottles with pipette dropper.



Pure essential oil from leaves of Muna from Peru.

Muna is a delicious minty herb from the Andean highlands with many powerful qualities. From the cold zones of South America, this medium-sized herbaceous plant is often drunken as a tea to ease gas accumulation in the stomach, and it is used as a general aid to the digestive system. It also serves as a bronchodilator and expectorant and is therefore often applied to ease flues and other airway infections or obstructions. The bronchodilating effects are also used to counteract high-altitude sickness, similar to the use of coca leaves or mate. Moreover, Muna contains high amounts of phosphorous and calcium, which are essential elements for maintaining strong teeth and bones. Used to support the respiratory system as well as a digestive aid. Muna Muna Extract is concentrated to provide strength, ease of digestion, and rapid assimilation.

Muna was used by the Incas for respiratory problems when drank with honey. In addition, Muna is used by indigenous people to strengthen the immune system, and to counteract worm infections and other parasites and bacteria. Muna still serves as a bronchodilator and expectorant and is commonly used as a flavorful tea and spice for traditional dishes.  In addition to the various folk medicine uses, Muna is also used as a Andean Yerba Mate drink called Yerba Compuesta (Bustos and Bonino 2005), as a candy (Ojeda et al. 2004), and as a liquor (Ojeda et al. 2004).

Muna-Muna belongs to the Lamiaceae (Mint family). It is a multi-branched, small leaved deciduous shrub prized for its medicinal and aromatic values. Essential oils can also be extracted and sold as a concentrate. Muna muna also known as Andean Mint, is a shrub, usually growing from 2.700 – 3.100 meters high, with white flowers and aromatic leaves. 

Muna contains several different essential oils, of which each serves a powerful function, follow this link to read in depth. The main oils contained were pulegone (47%), menthone (25%), and isomenthone (4%), however, depending on the climatic zone the ingredients may vary. 

Best avoided by pregnant women and nursing mothers as it could discourage flow of milk. May antidote homeopathic remedies.

Bustos JA, Bonino EE (2005). Cosecha silvestre de peperina (Minthosthachys mollis) en Córdoba, Argentina: implicancias socioeconómicas. Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica; 2: 45–55
Ojeda M, Coirini R, Cosiansi J, Zapata R, Zygadlo J (2004). Evaluation of variability in natural populations of peperina (Minthostachys mollis (Kunth) Griseb.), an aromatic species from Argentina. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter; 126:27–30
Schmidt-Lebuhn AN (2008). Ethnobotany, biochemistry and pharmacology of Minthostachys (Lamiaceae). J Ethnopharmacol.;118(3):343-53. 

This is a natural product, used as incense or in perfumery, or as an ingredient of incense and other perfumery or potpourri preparations.
Some incense plants or products may have some history of other folklore purposes, but we offer this product for its use as incense. Not food grade, not for consumption.

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