Peppermint essential oil is known to be the doctor amongst all the essential oils. The oil is highly therapeutic in nature. The oil is a part of so many products that have to do with healing and curing and that is only owed to the fact that it is anti-infectious.
Peppermint have medicinal properties when consumed. It is proved that it helps against upset stomachs, inhibits the growth of certain bacteria , it smooth and relax muscles when used externally or applied to the skin and improves the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats.
Its an expectorant and decongestant.It contains high manganese, vitamin C and vitamin A as well as trace amounts of various other nutrients such as fibre, potassium, tryptophan, magnesium, iron, calcium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, riboflavin, and copper. It helps to improves circulation and the production of digestive fluids.
The first step in treating a cut or wound is to stop the bleeding. If there is severe bleeding, first apply direct pressure to the wound until the bleeding stops. The wound should then be cleaned and treated to prevent infection. Clean the wound with plain water or an herb tea, such as peppermint tea. A herb tea will give some of the beneficial properties of that herb, which include antiseptic action. A wound will heal better if it is open to air so that oxygen can reach it. Don’t apply an oil or balm immediately.
Once the wound is cleaned and examined for severity, you can apply an ointment made from essential oils. Many essential oils have been found to have antibiotic properties and are suitable for treating a wound.
Essential oils that can be used for this purpose include -
- Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)
- Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora, E. globules, E. radiata)
- Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
- Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
- Geranium (Pelargonium spp.)
- Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
- Juniper (Juniperus communis)
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Lemon (Citrus limonum)
- Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
- Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
- Orange (Citrus aurantium)
- Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
- Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- Sandalwood (Santalum album)
- Tea tree oil (Malaleuca alternifolia)
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- Ylang ylang (Canangium odorata)
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