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Benefits of Peppermint - The Protective Herb

September 02, 2015

Peppermint is typically known for its incorporation in toothpaste and sweets. It gives out a refreshing taste that’s cooling. What you may not know is, peppermint is chock full with other benefits as well.

 

Peppermint oil extract prevents bio film from accumulating on teeth. If the bio film is left on teeth long enough, dental cavities would take hold. Peppermint prevents that - add a drop or two of peppermint extract onto your toothpaste and lock in dental hygiene.

 

Drink peppermint tea/ add fresh peppermint leaves into your cup of tea for immediate and comfortable gas release and a healthier gut. Peppermint also alleviates gas related muscular aches that typically affect elderly people.

 

To combat cold and flu and to prevent affliction during the flu season, combine peppermint tea with ginger and drink it hot. It will induce sweating which flushes out viruses out of your system. Indulge in this all natural, soothing remedy daily and it will keep your respiratory tract healthy and happy.

Drink peppermint tea hot or iced for a rejuvenating boost. As for peppermint oil, apply several drops directly on you and get into the filled up bath tub for a relaxing bath session. Or just add several drops of the aromatic oil into your bath. Burning scented candles containing peppermint essential oil is also a good way to consign stress.

 

Peppermint also helps abating muscle pain and spasms. Just rub its essential oil on your sore muscles and then give hot water compress after that or prior to rubbing. Or you may just add several drops into your bath water and soak in it to experience significant relief from muscle pain.

 

Stress induced headache can be reduced by massaging peppermint oil directly to your forehead and temples - or dab a few drops of peppermint oil on your wrist and inhale the refreshing aroma. Drink hot/chilled peppermint tea or add fresh peppermint leaves in your drinking water or iced lemon tea; the peppermint infused in the beverages would ease headaches.

 

Peppermint naturally possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It can be used to enhance skin and hair health. Apply peppermint oil on your skin along with body cleansers and body moisturizers. It cools skin and combat bacterial colonies on skin. It also helps remove dandruff and lice.

 

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