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Peppermint Oil Health Benefits

Peppermint oil is extracted from the peppermint plant. Peppermint oil is commonly used as flavouring in foods and beverages and as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

 

Peppermint oil also is used for a variety of health conditions and can be taken orally in dietary supplements or topically as a skin cream or ointment.

 

Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.

 

Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.

 

Peppermint oil, due to its antiseptic properties, is very useful in dental care. It also eliminates bad breath and helps teeth and gums fight off hazardous germs.

 

Unsurprisingly, these attributes mean that peppermint oil is added to numerous toothpastes, and it is also been shown to be useful in the treatment of toothaches.

 

The antifungal properties of peppermint oil are well studied, and there is significant research that shows peppermint oil, when applied topically, can reduce the chances of fungal nail infection, which affects many people around the world.

 

Peppermint oil acts as an expectorant and decongestant, and may help clear your respiratory tract.

 

Use peppermint essential oil as a cold rub on your chest or inhale it through a vaporizer to help clear nasal congestion and relieve cough and cold symptoms.

 

Peppermint oil is cooling and energizing. Add a few drops to your bath, or dap a few drops directly on your body then get into the tub, for near-instant stress relief.

 

You can also put the oil into a burner for a stress-relieving aroma.

 

Peppermint oil may be found in very small doses in capsule or liquid forms. Peppermint oil appears to be safe for most adults when used in small doses. Possible side effects include allergic reactions and heartburn.

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