Peppermint Essential Oil – Diuretic Side

Peppermint essential oil is one great therapeutic and medicinal oil that fights about any every problem of the human body. The oil is known to have great antiseptic properties and hence acts as a great healer to many wounds.

According to the “PDR for Herbal Medicines,” peppermint has an antispasmodic effect on digestive tract smooth muscles. Scientific studies have demonstrated that it is effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome.

Peppermint oil has a long history of use in relieving colic in infants and children, according to Louise Tenney. Pregnant women also find it helpful in relieving morning sickness, but UMMC notes that it has not been proven safe for that purpose.

According to Kathi Keville, author of “Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art,” peppermint oil is a ketone. It can dissolve mucus and fats and it can heal wounds. It has a long history of use treating bronchial coughs, the common cold and respiratory congestion. Menthol, a chief component of peppermint oil, is used commercially in many cold, flu, sinus and cough preparations to ease breathing.

Peppermint oil has a stimulating effect on the sense. Ms. Keville explains that it can intensify brain waves, making the mind clearer and sharper. It works much like coffee, without the side effects of caffeine. Peppermint oil brings oxygen into the blood stream and helps to clear thinking.

According to the “PDR for Herbal Medicines,” peppermint has both antiviral and antimicrobial properties. It may assist in wound healing when applied to abrasions. A variety of oral products like toothpaste, denture cleaners and mouthwashes use peppermint both to clean the breath and to reduce oral viruses and microbes.

According to the “PDR for Herbal Medicines,” peppermint has mild diuretic properties. It can assist in cleansing the body of toxins.

Peppermint oil can also assist in the release of urine by dropping a few drops into the toilet water immediately before sitting down. The vapors from the peppermint oil will dilate the urethra and release urine.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the cooling and calming effect of peppermint oil can soothe headaches and ease depression-associated anxiety and menstrual cramps.

A 2010 study reported in the “International Journal of Clinical Practice” demonstrated its efficacy in relieving the symptoms of -

  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Have a look at these reference links now -

  1. Peppermint Oil by Real Age
  2. Peppermint Tea by Tea Org
  3. Peppermint Oil by World Health Info

Motion Sickness At Bay – Peppermint Oil

Peppermitn essential oil is known to curb the problem of motion sickness. I dcant comment on anay other other thing but this problem can be really digusting for the co-traveller. I have faced a pretty horrible incident myself.

Peppermint essential oil is another oil that has been used for centuries by many ancient cultures mainly because of its many digestive health properties.

It also helps the respiratory system and circulation, and is an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic.

Peppermint oil is used to flavour toothpaste, medicines and of course many types of sweets!

Peppermint even keeps mice, fleas and ants away!

Peppermint essential oil is traditionally used for stomach upsets. It has an anti-spasmodic action which makes it helpful with colic, indigestion, diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain. Dilute well and use as an aromatherapy massage over the stomach and abdomen in a clockwise direction. Drinking peppermint tea also helps!

Helps relieve nausea so can be used for sea and travel sickness.

Good for getting rid of bad breath.

It is warming and stimulating and valuable for helping colds, flu and fevers. Up to 3 drops in a bath can help if you feel like you are coming down with something. It also works well when blended with lavender or marjoram. Cold compresses of peppermint (or once again peppermint blended with lavender!) on the temples and forehead can help relieve headaches. Can sometimes help with migraine.

Use as a steam inhalation for clearing your nose and sinuses.

Peppermint essential oil will clear the head making you feel fresh and bright.

Can be used as an emergency treatment for shock – put a few drops on a tissue or inhale directly from the bottle.

Very soothing and cooling for tired feet. It also makes a refreshing bath oil for cooling down your body in the summer.

Rats, mice and insects do not like the strong smell of peppermint. Sprinkle some drops along their runs and hopefully they will disappear! Also good as a mosquito deterrant.

Peppermint oil is a very refreshing skin tonic – but use in moderation. It can help relieve skin irritations but at the same time can irritate sensitive skin! Can be used to clean and decongest the skin if you suffer from acne. Its mild antiseptic action helps control the bacteria on the surface of the skin.

Now go through these reference links now -

  1. Peppermint Oil by Real Age
  2. Peppermint Tea by Tea Org
  3. Peppermint Oil by World Health Info