• HerbSpace
  • Sat,05 2021

Peppermint Essential Oil – A great pick-me-up packed with goodness

As the story goes, Hades, the God of underworld falls in love with Mithe, a beautiful nymph and when his wife Persephone finds about it, she turns Mithe into a low mint plant. Hades is unable to reverse the curse but softens it by making the plant sweet-smelling…

Native to the Mediterranean region, the herb, with its interesting origin, is a powerful healing herb used in medicinal concoctions since 1500 BC. Peppermint was so valued by the Egypt, that it is also said to have been used a currency.

Keeps your tummy healthy

Peppermint essential oil is known to settle an upset stomach and aid digestion. It is known to relieve cramping, spasms and pain. Peppermint essential oil is found to be effective in reliving Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and associated symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and constipation. Keeps our gastrointestinal (GI) tract healthy by soothing muscles and reducing inflammation. Inhaling Peppermint essential oil reduces nausea and vomiting.

Keeps your teeth healthy and strong

The fresh flavour and a refreshing smell are the hallmark of a mint. For most of us, mint is synonymous with morning…thanks to the oral health products that use mint as their core ingredient, be it our toothpaste, mouthwash or mouth freshener, it hits us first thing in the morning. And for good reason, while the sharp smell wakes our body up fully, the tart flavour on our tongue awakens our senses. Peppermint Essential Oil is known for its ability to inhibit biofilm formation in the oral cavity and in treating periodontitis, gingivitis, and halitosis. It keeps your teeth and gums healthy.

Keeps us up-beat and moving

Peppermint Essential Oil contains Menthol, an analgesic that is beneficial for reducing pain such as headaches, reduce feelings of nervous tension, soothe feelings of irritability, boost energy, balance hormones, and enhance mental focus.

Keeps you breathing easy

Peppermint Essential Oil is used as a cooling chest rub that relieves congestion and is known to reduce fever. The expectorant properties of this amazing oil clears the nasal passage to encourage easy breathing.

Keeps our hair voluminous and shiny

Peppermint Essential oil works wonders for our hair. Increasing blood circulation in the scalp, it helps to promote new hair growth and prevent hair loss. Peppermint essential oil nourishes and moisturise the scalp to reduces itchiness and dandruff.