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Menthol is a chiral alcohol. At room temperature it’s solid, white, with a particular scent. It is extracted from the essential oil of peppermint and is used as an ingredient in perfumes, medicines, cosmetics and other products for its aroma and ability to refresh. It was discovered more than two thousand years ago in Japan. While peppermint was already used in ancient times by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans as a medicinal herb, in the West it was not isolated until 1771. It stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, so that hair follicles oxygenate and stay healthy, it prevents aging and eventual hair loss and allows hair to grow and look beautiful and healthy.