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Peppermint - An Extraordinary Gift From Nature
Peppermint, an ordinary green plant, relieves pain, nausea, colds, and bad moods. To keep yourself healthy and happy, drink tea and eat fresh peppermint.
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) tea is a popular and inexpensive tea that can be found in almost any store. Many people grow the peppermint plant to make tea or simply to enjoy the nice scent. Cocktail fans know that a Mojito isn't the same without it. Peppermint is also a medicine that can help with some of the most common health problems, such as pain. Peppermint oil has numerous advantages too, is inexpensive, and is widely available. It is the essential oil extracted from the peppermint plant's flowering parts and leaves.
Make sure you get peppermint because other mint species do not offer the same advantages. Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome have records of using dried peppermint, which has been harvested since at least 1000 BC. It indicates also that is thoroughly tested. This important knowledge was somewhat forgotten, but we now need to rediscover it. The reason is that modern medicine is essentially a drug dealing business. The goal of my Natural Remedy Series is to help in gathering and summarizing that knowledge.
If we don't return to a more natural way of life and make use of what nature has provided for us, we will become drug dependent and lead short, miserable lives.
So what's in the peppermint?
As you might expect, it contains a lot of good stuff like menthol, menthone, terpenes, esters of isovaleric acid, limonene, amyl alcohol, aldehydes, tannins, enzymes, resins, ursolic acid,rosmarinic acid, carotenoids, hesperidin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zink, L-carvone, flavone glycosides, vitamin C, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B9 (folate) manganese, dietary fiber, tannins, flavonoids, nicotinic acid, nicotinic acid amide. Peppermint leaves can be used in salads and other dishes and are a good source of plant protein.
Benefits of peppermint mint tea and fresh peppermint
It is a natural and safe pain reliever. It relieves headaches (including migraines), menstrual cramps, nerve pain, and stomach pain.
Relieves irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive issues such as bloating.
It reduces nausea.
Helps in the treatment of common cold symptoms, particularly sore throat and runny nose. Drinking extra peppermint tea when sick helps you get back on track more quickly.
Peppermint tea or fresh leaves should be included in the diets of people who received so called COVID-19 vaccine because lower the risk of cardiovascular problems. Peppermint's high potassium content is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure. Potassium is a vasodilator (it dilates blood vessels), which lowers the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
When you drink peppermint tea or put a few drops in your nostrils, sinus infections disappear quickly.
Peppermint has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties. Even though it cannot compare to antibiotics, a cup of tea will unquestionably speed up the process of fighting the nasty pathogens.
Since it kills bacteria, peppermint tea can be used as a mouth rinse. Because of this, peppermint is a common ingredient in dental hygiene products.
Spring has arrived, and so have the seasonal allergies. Luckily peppermint helps with relieving the symptoms of these allergies.
It helps with the treatment of insomnia and anxiety.
A cup of the cheap tea can be as effective as pain relievers.
When you have a cold, headaches, you are tired, or stressed, a large cup of strong tea next to you can help as an aromatherapy treatment.
Peppermint oil benefits
Peppermint oil relieves muscle and joint pain, especially when applied directly to the painful area.
*When I was standing up one day in the beginning of last year, I felt like a sharp razor had cut my back. The pain was so intense that I screamed loudly, and my cat came in from the other room to see if her slave was okay. While stretching was beneficial, the mint oil provided immediate relief. It took away the pain.
It relieves headaches, but be careful when applying it to the head because it can irritate the eyes. Massage a few drops near the hairline from the ears to the forehead. Clean your hands thoroughly. Given that it is a strong oil, conduct a skin test to see if you can apply it directly to your skin. Go ahead if nothing happens to the skin. If it turns red, wait a day or two and try again, but this time dilute a few drops in a half teaspoon of base oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, or jojoba oil.
A few drops of peppermint oil (test and dilute if necessary before using) in the nostrils is effective not only for sinusitis but also for cold symptoms.
When diluted with basic oils, it is excellent for dry, itchy skin.
Peppermint oil, when mixed with a base oil, is excellent for stimulating hair growth. A similar effect can be obtained by rinsing hair with peppermint tea.
A few drops of oil in an essential diffuser can help with coughs and other cold symptoms, as well as reducing pain, improving mental function, and reducing stress.
*While there have been no reports of peppermint allergies, it can interact with some medications. If you take any medications, please check for any interactions with peppermint, whether tea, fresh or oil.
** If you make tea, start with a small amount to ensure that you tolerate it well. To keep yourself healthy and happy, drink tea and eat fresh peppermint.
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If you want a healthy breakfast that will keep you full and give you energy to start the day, try yogurt with fresh mint leaves. Simply toss a few fresh peppermint leaves into a cup of yogurt and enjoy. I've covered the advantages of yogurt.
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*I do not sell peppermint or peppermint oil.