Peppermint oil is a wonderful solution of the best of healing and curing compounds on earth. Not only that, peppermint oil, when used in solid form can be applied to fresh slit and cuts on skin, it heals them like magic.
The all around best method of consumption for the relief of IBS symptoms is in the pill form. It is quick and easy to take and has a more potent effect than drinking teas although for the most pleasurable experience many IBS sufferers still prefer to drink peppermint tea in an effort to gain the benefits of peppermint oil while at the same time enjoying a relaxing cup of tea.
In a scientific double blind study the use of peppermint oil was shown to dramatically reduce headaches when applied topically to the forehead and temples. The pain of the headache was greatly reduced within a 15 minute period and continued to abate for another hour after the initial application.
Some cautions to the use of peppermint oil include a warning to those suffering from the gastric disorder GERD. The relaxing effects of the muscles caused by the peppermint oil can aggravate the already overly lax sphincter muscle of the stomach and esophagus causing a worsening of the condition. Women who are pregnant and especially those with a history of miscarriage should avoid the use of peppermint oil products as the relaxation of abdominal and cervical muscles may produce a greater chance of miscarriage.
The simple peppermint plant is an amazing pharmaceutical power house and there is no doubt it will continue to provide long-lasting comfort and relief for many years to come.
It has been known for some time that peppermint oil is beneficial for gastrointestinal problems, heart problems, headaches, fights bad breath and caries, and has anti-cancer properties. Health benefits of peppermint tea are has been known to alleviate the nausea and vomiting caused by morning sickness, even helps normalize irregular menstrual patterns. Peppermint tea has also been used in skin care as astringent and anti-inflammatory agent.
Peppermint is high in -
- A good source of energy
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