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Peppermint is one of the herbs that was sacred medicine to the ancient Egyptian and Roman civilizations, growing first in the Mediterranean region over 2000 years ago, and as travelers made their way to faraway lands, began to be cultivated in Europe and North America by the mid-1700’s. Druggist and apothecary shops in both England and North America commonly kept bottles of Peppermint essential oil on hand for treating many medical conditions.
Today, Peppermint essential oil is used worldwide, in toothpastes, mouthwash, food preparation, cleaners and medicinals.
Learn how Peppermint essential oil can benefit your health in all-natural ways without harmful side effects AND saving you money at the same time! Here are just a few ways:
- Digestive System: Peppermint oil is well-established through history for its calming effect on the stomach and intestines. It prevents nausea and vomiting, even from morning sickness and chemotherapy. It reduces spasms of the intestines, balances Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), as well as calming gas buildup. Peppermint works fast on indigestion, and helps the body digest food with ease, even after overeating or rich, spicy foods. People with GERD, hiatal hernia, or gall bladder issues should consult their health practitioner before using Peppermint oil.
- Hair and Skin: Use just a few drops of Peppermint oil in your shampoo, conditioner, body wash or lotion (or even in coconut oil, which makes the best moisturizer and is very economical too!). It’s antiseptic, antimicrobial, and cooling to the skin and scalp. Peppermint is known to repel lice, discourage the formation of dandruff flakes, help hair to grow stronger and thicker, and reduce frizzies.
- Herpes Simplex: Peppermint oil is effective as a topical treatment for Herpes Simplex virus. Apply a few drops, diluted with coconut or jojoba oil, to the outbreak. Peppermint’s antiviral properties will treat the current outbreak fast… and is known to help prevent or reduce recurrent outbreaks.
Tip: Mix a few drops of peppermint oil, a tsp. of baking soda and a tsp. of coconut oil, and dip your toothbrush in for an all-natural toothpaste that whitens teeth, removes the layer of plaque causing film, and freshens breath! It’s economical, healthy and you will have a dazzling smile!