Posted on Jan 10, 2019, 7 p.m.
Peppermint oil has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties due to its versatility that offers countless benefits, its main component menthol has been studied and found to help with digestion; inflammation; bacterial infection; fatigue; congestion; muscle soreness; allergies; headaches; bad breath; and as a natural bug repellent.
Instead of an energy drink for a boost why not try peppermint oil which has been shown to improve physical and mental energy levels as well as performance as quickly as 5 minutes after ingestion; and inhaling the scent can help to boost energy and clarity, focus, and concentration.
Peppermint oil contains antifungal and antimicrobial properties that help to combat dandruff; try adding 2 drops of peppermint oil to your regular shampoo and concentrating on massaging the scalp as you shower. Studies have also shown it to help promote growth and thicken of hair.
Peppermint oil contains anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, relaxing, and pain killing effects that can help to reduce muscle soreness, lower inflammation, and raise your pain threshold; combining with coconut oil can help to boost effects to help soothe sore muscles, and headaches.
Peppermint oil has a natural way to help ease cravings by reducing appetite and helping you to feel fuller more quickly. It also comes in handy to help relax the gastrointestinal wall, and cool inflammation that may help to ease abdominal pain, distension, gas, nausea, and vomiting.
Peppermint oil can help allergy symptoms such as drainage and coughing to help expel mucus and phlegm. Its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties can help to soothe minor itches including those from poison ivy and bug bites, it will even go that extra step to help repel pests and bugs.
Several antibacterial and antimicrobial properties within peppermint oil can help to reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin to help cool and reduce inflammation of painful cystic acne; and combat toenail fungus. It has been shown to be effective against 22 strains of bacteria and fungi.
Cooling properties can help to soothe a sore throat, clear a stuffy nose and congestion associated with a cold due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can even be used to help find relief from sunburn.
Aromatherapy often uses peppermint oil for its relaxing and refreshing effects that have been shown to help with fatigue and stress. Speaking of aroma peppermint oil is commonly used in toothpaste and mouthwash for a reason, its potent antibacterial properties make it effective at freshening breath.
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