Peppermint essential oil is one amazing natural oil that has the ability to cure just about any and every human body’s woe. The oil is highly antiseptic in nature and benefits millions world over for various problems.
Promotes healthy hair: Rich in antioxidants, peppermint oil has been helpful in treating lice, and dandruff on the scalp. Peppermint oil might promote hair growth as well. Peppermint will also give your hair a nice fresh scent as well. Peppermint can be used as conditioner. Dilute with water, and apply to your scalp. Leave the oil on for an hour, then wash with shampoo.
Improve brain function: Peppermint contains omega-3 fatty acids, which provide the brain with the adequate fats needed. Peppermint can protect the brain from harmful free -
- Radical attacks
- Improve memory
- Prevent against dementia
The peppermint is a very popular herb and many commercial products are prepared using this herb, and due to the tremendous popularity it has enjoyed as a flavoring agent and it is so widely used to make many kinds of edible and consumable products used for human consumption, it may be easy to believe that the peppermint is one of the oldest known herbs. However, the traditional use of the herb is fairly recent in contrast to its extreme popularity these days. In fact, the modern herb which has come to be called by the name peppermint is actually a naturally formed hybrid or cross of two herbs that sprouted in a field of spearmint, sometime in 1696 in England.
The commercial use and cultivation of the peppermint, Mentha x piperita L. of the family Lamiaceae, has begun ever since and the herb has been intensively cultivated for its volatile oil – which is very pleasing to smell. The propagation of the peppermint is through vegetative means as the plant itself does not breed true from seeds. Numerous cultivated varieties of the peppermint herb are in existence at the present time – all of them are extensively cultivated for one commercial application or another.
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