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Therapeutic Uses Of Peppermint Essential Oil

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The health and wellness boom in the last few years have sparked renewed interest for the use of herbal medicines, particularly essential oils.
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Therapeutic Uses Of Peppermint Essential Oil

What Is The Essential Oil Of Peppermint
Used For?
Essential Oil
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Many individuals use herbal products in an attempt to stay in the peak of
health. Peppermint is one of the extensively used herbal products and today it
can be bought in capsule, teas, tinctures, or infused in various food and non-
food items. In this post, we will be talking about the uses of the said herb, and
other significant information you need to know prior to using it.
The Uses and Benefits of Peppermint Oil Capsules and Its Other Preparations
The peppermint shrub is a mix of watermint and spearmint, and it is native to
Europe and North America. It is often used in both food and non-food items to
impart flavor, scent, and cooling sensation from its high menthol content. Its
leaves are also often dried and used in teas. The scent of peppermint has also
been found to enhance memory, and as such, the herb is widely used by
students before examinations to aid in recall.
Peppermint also has a long
tradition of medicinal use,
with evidence dating its
initial use to at least ten
thousand years ago. Today,
the plant is sold in various
forms, from tinctures, pure
oils, powder, teas, and the
most common, peppermint
capsules which are usually
given to people with an upset
stomach and flatulence. In
one study, 75% of subjects who suffered from IBS had significant reduction of
symptoms after taking capsules containing peppermint oil for a month.
Other known peppermint oil benefits include its decongestant and expectorant
properties which explains why it is a usual ingredient in many cold and cough
medications. Its menthol content also exerts an analgesic effect and is thus
used for tension headaches and muscle pain. The cool sensation left by
menthol when applied to the skin makes the oil effective in easing the itch
caused by hives and poison oak.
Essential Oil
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Safety Reminders
Peppermint is known to be safe when taken as
prescribed. Large doses of peppermint oil can be
toxic and pure menthol should never be taken
internally. Capsules should be enteric coated to
lessen the side effects of the said oil and to regulate
its release. You should never give peppermint to an
infant or small child or apply the essential oil to their
face because it can lead to life-threatening breathing problems. Keep in mind
that peppermint preparations can interact with medications and other herbs.
Patients with gastroesophageal disease and gallstones are strongly advised not
to take the said herb because this will only worsen their conditions.
Some supplements have been found to contain hidden prescription drugs or
harmful compounds, so it is best to research about the manufacturer and the
vendor before buying the product. Consumer protection websites and the FDA
are a good source for this information. As with other complementary and
alternative practices, it is wise to inform your doctor of your intention to use
peppermint so necessary adjustments to your care can be made.

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