Peppermint essential oil is one wonderfully therapeutic and healing oil. The oil is kwon world over for its various healing and curing properties that distinguish it from the rest of the essential oils. It works as magic on fresh wounds.
Sniffing on a drop on your wrist or handkerchief can help in effectively relieving nausea and headache. Getting a whiff of it is also said to be beneficial for someone suffering from motion sickness and indigestion. Peppermint oil may also be rubbed and massaged on the forehead, temples and nape of the neck to help deal with headache.
Many people who are stressed, mentally exhausted and depressed also get a certain level of rejuvenation after smelling the refreshing scent. Placing a few drops on your bathwater can also let you enjoy the rejuvenating properties it has.Rubbing it on painful muscle and joints can provide effective relief. It’s no wonder the substance is a staple ingredient in many liniment oils, offering the cooling effect of menthol to help deal with a variety of body aches and pains. It’s also said to have some anti-inflammatory effects, suitable for use on swollen muscles or joints, such as arthritic ones.
A very small dose may also be ingested for relieving some internal problems. A few drops of it in a glass of water, often with caraway oil, and drinking it make it effective against indigestion. It also has carminative properties which help relieve flatulence or excessive gas formation and passing. The substance may be directly massaged on the abdominal area instead.
Although the effectiveness of peppermint oil in providing relief to different health problems is undeniable, care must be taken in using it. Be cautious when using it on small children. For digestive relief, it is best to buy peppermint oil capsules. Do not apply around the eye area. Some people may develop dermatitis and other allergic reactions when applied on the skin. Avoid taking it orally in large doses as it may cause -
- Lowered heart rate
- Muscle tremors
- Kidney problems
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