Peppermint soothes stomach, and decreases spasms due to irritable bowl syndrome. Usually used in hot tea form, though sucking on a peppermint candy works too…
Peppermint contains perillyl alcohol which was recently found to stop cancer formation in human cells under intense UV light.
Peppermint tea is also used in Germany, France and Holland to sooth headaches. Rub 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil on your forehead to alleviate headaches. Peppermint dilates blood vessels which reduces pain and inflammation.
Peppermint tea is used throughout Europe on a soaked cloth, or in a bath to sooth inflamed joints.
In China, peppermint mixed with sage is used to relieve kidney and bladder infections.
Just the scent of peppermint is said to improve your mood and make you feel more motivated which helps you stay focused and get more done.
And that’s what we’re all about here, isn’t it? 😉