For generations peppermint is known to have great medicinal properties and is used almost across the world. It is widely used as a digestive aid. It has powerful organic compounds which help soothe the digestive tract and keep it functioning well. Here are a few more reasons as to why it might make sense to use peppermint regularly.
It is known to calm muscle spasms and could be useful in preventing bloating, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea and nausea.
Peppermint has excellent soothing properties for those who suffer from cold and flu. It has special compounds which help clear the nasal route and also help to give relief from sore throat which is a common problem with those who suffer from cough and other such bronchial problems. You can boil peppermint leaves in water, allow it to become lukewarm, add honey or lemon into it and gargle it or even drink it
High fever above 103 degree F can be harmful and therefore it needs to be brought down immediately. You can use peppermint oil along with doctor’s prescription to reduce potentially dangerous high fever. Applying peppermint essential oil on the forehead, back of neck, temples, and bottom of feet can help in bringing down temperature quite efficiently.
Since peppermint oil has anti inflammatory and analgesic properties it may be useful in pain management and it has proven history behind it. It is particularly useful for all those suffering from joint pain caused by rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. You must dilute 15 to 20 drops of peppermint essential oil and add it to one ounce of carrier oil such as coconut oil or sweet almond oil. The mixture must be massaged in the joints and you can expect very fast and continuous relief if you do it regularly.
Those suffering from skin rash and itchiness can try out peppermint essential oil. However, it should always be diluted before being used on the skin. It should be mixed with some good carrier oil like coconut or almond oil. Massaging it lightly on the affected area of the skin is known to provide magical results.
Lactating mothers often suffer from nipple tenderness, pain and damage and in such situations it has been found that using peppermint essential and massaging it could work wonders.
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