Peppermint oil and its health benefits

Peppermint oil has been used since ages and is well known for its medicinal purposes. Peppermint oil is called as moniker means the “oldest medicine of the world”.Peppermint oil has variety of health benefits and is really good for health.It consists of nutrients like manganese, iron,copper, folate, potassium,and calcium.The best part of it is that it includes Vitamin A and C and Omega-3 fatty acids as well.

Peppermint oil is well efficient in curing health disorders such as nausea,cold , heart burn,headache,nerve soreness,bowel and abdomen disorder and irritable bowel syndrome.Peppermint oil is anti-bacterial,anti-fungal,antiviral, anti-inflammatory in nature.It also helps in relieving pain and suppresses hunger too.

Benefits of peppermint oil:

1)Peppermint oil is very effective in relieving pain and can be used to treat stress and pain.Apply some drops of peppermint oil on your body while taking bath.You will feel refreshing and energetic.

2)Peppermint oil is used for hair and skin care.Peppermint mixed with other essential oils is used in steam bath, massaging,and many mud packs.

3)Peppermint oil is antiseptic in nature, when massaged on scalp it helps combating dandruff and cures lice problem too.

4)Peppermint oil cure pimples when applied on skin.It makes skin free from blemishes.

5)Peppermint oil helps treating bad breath and toothache.

6)The menthol present in peppermint oil helps keeping the respiratory tract clear and provide great relief to people suffering from sinusitis,bronchitis and asthma.

Side-effect of peppermint oil:

1)Peppermint oil can cause heart burn and allergies such as mouth sores,flushing and headache,therefore it should be given in small amount to adults.

2)Breastfeeding and pregnant women should avoid peppermint during their pregnancy and lactation, as peppermint oil can cause adverse effect to their health.

3)Peppermint oil capsules are coated to prevent heart burn.If they are taken with the medicine such as antacids the coating breaks down and could increase the problem of heart burn.

“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”

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