The Amazing Peppermint: Everything You Thought You Knew

Peppermint an amazing Ordinary Therapy! Many times, we overlook the simple remedies that we can have around us.  This amazing and beautiful plant gives a lot to your well-being.   You might want to grow it in a flower pot and have it around.  In this article, Wellness by Nature invites you to learn and share with others the properties and uses of this green herbal remedy.  As always, speak with your doctor and send us a note…we really like your comments.

Definition of Pepermint

The peppermint plant is a mix of two species which is the Water mint and the Spearmint.  A perennial plant, it grows up to 90 cm tall. Its leaves are a dark green and have some amount and hairy stems. It has purple flowers on it and there are usually spikes on the plant. People have used this plant to deal with many ailments such as pain, colds, and even headaches.

Peppermint and the Digestive System

As a tea, this plant can help with conditions of the gastrointestinal system.  A cup of this tea could help with indigestion, gas, and heartburn.  Also, people who suffer from nausea can help the symptoms by chewing on a leave of this plant.  A cup of this tea before flying tends to calm down upset stomach during flying time. 

Peppermint and the Muscular System

Rubbing peppermint oil on joints helps with inflammation and muscular pain.  An individual can decrease the pain from headaches and migraines by rubbing peppermint oil around the forehead.  Also, an individual can release pain from tired and sore muscles by applying oil around the area of pain.  Peppermint has sudden properties. 

Peppermint and the Respiratory System

Menthol, the chief active ingredient in peppermint is an established decongestant.   For example, diluted peppermint oil has been used as an inhalant, as well as a chest rubs to treat colds, flu, fevers and even bronchitis.  The Food and Drug Administration approve menthol as a remedy for colds because of its expectorant and decongestant properties. 

Finally, peppermint is good for skin infections as it has antibacterial properties.

Types of Herbal Peppermint Remedy:

An infusion: boil one cup of water and add 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves.  Steep it for 15 minutes.  Strain and drink hot or cold.

A tincture: add 10 drops of peppermint tincture in one glass of water. Drink up to three glasses a day

An essential oil: rub around painful or infected area and massage gently.

An herbal compress: Soak a clean washcloth in a peppermint infusion. Leave it on for 15–20 minutes on infected area.  Repeat up to three times a day.

 

 A wonderful Recipe:

Iced Peppermint Tea Wellness-By-Nature-And-Peppermint-Tea

Combine

1 teaspoon of dried lemon grass

1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers

2 teaspoons of peppermint leaves or tea

Place dried ingredient in a pitcher

Add 4 cups of boil water

Let it steep for at least 10 minutes

Strain, add honey, enjoy with ice

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