Versatile. Powerful. Amazing!
The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times. The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and is valued as a multi-purpose plant. Peppermint essential oil is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and analgesic (pain reliever) and is an excellent anti-parasitic. Below are just a few examples of what this powerful herb can be used for. It’s countless benefits will amaze you.
Peppermint for digestion
When used internally, Peppermint oil is well known for its ability to help alleviate occasional upset stomach. Aiding in digestion and soothing stomach pain caused by acid reflex, gas, and indigestion. Add a drop to a tsp of carrier oil and rub on your stomach. Try a drop in a cup of tea, or a glass of water for internal use. A 2013 study
Peppermint for cough and cold
Peppermint is also know for promoting healthy respiratory function. It’s decongestant properties help in clearing your chest congestion and open up the airways. As a natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory menthol (the active ingredient Menthol) is very effective when it comes to treating cold and flu symptoms such as congestion, sinus infections and bronchitis. Mix a drop or two in a carrier oil and rub on chest. Place a drop in your hands, rub together, and inhale. Put a few drops in your diffuser for extended benefits.
Peppermint for pain
Peppermint essential oil is also used to alleviate pain. If you’re prone to getting headaches or tension (stress) headaches that cause constant dull pain, research suggests that peppermint oil can help. With its ability to reduce nausea, the oil is also an excellent choice for migraine sufferers. Mix with a carrier oil in a roller bottle, apply to temples or the back of your neck for quick, cooling relief. Also great for muscle sourness. Menthol has the ability to relax muscles, relieve inflammation and provide numbing, cooling pain relief. Add a couple drops to your massage oil or a carrier oil and massage into sore muscles.