Health Benefits of Peppermint
Peppermint brings back memories of the holidays. Did you know peppermint has a multitude of uses?
Peppermint is a product of two other plants. It’s a crossbreed of watermint and spearmint. People have used peppermint as a pain reliever for many years and modern science has recognized its other benefits.
Peppermint could be used for those suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), bloating and upset stomach. It has also been known to suppress nausea. Many expecting women use peppermint tea to help calm the nausea waves that occur during this time.
Peppermint contains menthol that could help you breathe easier. Peppermint is able to thin and break up mucus. Many allergy sufferers could use peppermint to help clear their sinuses.
If you’ve ever been victimized by poison ivy, poison oak or hives then you may be familiar with the soothing qualities of peppermint oil. It’s even possible to help calm the itchiness of bug bites using peppermint oil.
Whatever your immediate needs, peppermint is always there to the rescue.