Health Benefits of Peppermint

by Winnie Saunders
(California, USA)

Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs and that due to special flavor and the benefits it brings to health. It has sedative properties, disinfectant and healing and can be used in digestive problems, respiratory, liver, gall bladder (bile), circulation and the list goes on.

Here are some diseases that can be treated successfully with mint.

1. Acne

Peppermint balances skin pH level, which inhibits excessive production of skin oils. Due to astringent properties, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, peppermint reduces the appearance of acne, blackheads, redness and irritation of the skin. Mix 2 drops of peppermint oil in the product you use to wash face and use it morning and evening. You can also add a drop in oil and night cream.

2. Headaches

Acts as a vasodilator and helps dilate blood vessels narrow (one of the most common reasons that cause headaches). If you suffer from migraines or headaches, put a drop of peppermint oil. If you have sensitive skin to avoid irritation, dilute 3-4 drops of peppermint oil in olive oil.

3. Irritable bowel syndrome

Studies have shown that peppermint leaves, capsules, relieves symptomsof irritable bowel syndrome. It is also recommended to relieve bloating, flatulence and indigestion. Eat two to three cups of mint tea a day.

4. Period of cramps

Peppermint is known for its relaxing effect on muscles. Drinking mint tea can relieve pain during menstruation.

5. Sinusitis and colds

Because of decongestant properties, expectorant and astringent, mint tea relieves irritated throat, cough and respiratory issues. To treat nasal congestion, sinusitis, colds or asthma, eating or inhaling vapors produced by the mint tea. Rub your chest with peppermint oil and tea drinking to get rid of cough.

6. Stress and anxiety

Recent studies have shown that peppermint oil used in aromatherapy helps in expelling the anxiety, stress and problems, and headaches caused by stress.

7. Protects teeth

Peppermint has antiseptic properties and protects teeth. Maintain gum health and prevent bad breath.