Peppermint is the oldest European herb used for medicinal purposes. It has a rich heritage in the history of medicines. Peppermint oil is one of most versatile essential oil after lavender oil. Ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicines have used peppermint. It is even mentioned in Greek mythology which confirms that they are also aware of peppermint’s health benefits. Peppermint basically provides cooling and soothing effect on the body and mind. It is used both as oral and tropical medicine. It can be used as home remedy for a number of health issues. Discuss below are some the health problems for which peppermint can be used as home remedy.
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Peppermint essential oil is an excellent muscles relaxant and natural pain killer. It helps to sooth aching back and tired muscle. You can prepare homemade muscle rub using peppermint oil for muscle pain or directly rub the affected area with peppermint oil mixed with any carrier oil (jojoba or olive oil).
Nausea And Morning Sickness
Peppermint oil is highly effective for the treatment of nausea or morning sickness. Mix few drops of peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil (almond or olive) and rub it on the feet chest and back of neck to get immediate relief from nausea.
High fever is extremely dangerous for the body. Though there are lots of medicines available in the market, you can use this easy home remedy for instant relief from fever. Take peppermint oil (adults) or diluted peppermint oil (for kids) and rub it on the bottom of the feet, back, and neck. Also, place a cool ice pack on the back of the neck as it is the heat centre of the body.
High aroma of peppermint oil help to ease sinus related issues. Peppermint acts as expectorant and give relief from cold, cough, sinusitis and asthma. Inhale diffused peppermint essential oil slowly to get rid of sinuses and scratchy throats.
Like lavender oil, peppermint oil is also very effective in headache. Peppermint essential oil has a cooling and relaxing effect on the body when applied topically. Mix few drops of peppermint oil with almond oil or any other carrier oil and gently massage the temple with the oil mix for instant relief from headache.
Concentration And Energy
Peppermint oil is known to provide mental clarity and alertness and also raise energy level of the body. You can use peppermint oil in the following ways for better concentration and energy. Rub a drop of peppermint oil under the nose for better concentration. Add peppermint oil in the room diffuser to enhance concentration. To up your energy level, rub the back of neck and shoulders frequently during day. Lastly, inhale peppermint oil during workout to boost your mood and minimize fatigue.
Similar to other essential oils, peppermint oil is also used in aromatherapy to reduce stress and anxiety. Due to its refreshing nature, peppermint oil is very effective against depression, mental exhaustion and anxiety. To treat stress, take warm water bath mixed with peppermint, lavender, and geranium oil. You can also try aromatherapy using candle lamp diffuser with peppermint essential oil.
Peppermint is known as highly effective essential oil to treat indigestion. For indigestion, massage 5 to 10 drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen. Inhale the oil to suppress the feeling of vomiting and motion sickness.
In case of joint pain, gently massage the area with a mixture of peppermint and lavender oil. It helps to cool and sooth the muscles like an ice bath but make you stay calm and dry at the same time.
Here is an easy and simple home remedy to stop food craving. Just inhale peppermint essential oil before meals. You can also use peppermint diffuser during the meal. If you don’t have diffuser than apply few drops of peppermint oil on the temple and chest or take a deep sniff from the bottle. So, now it is ok if you don’t hit the gym as you have awesome home remedy to curb your hunger and stay slim.
Allergy is mostly caused due to the attachment of dust and allergen in the respiratory system. Peppermint oil has a relaxing effect on the muscle that helps to clear the clogged nasal passage. Use clove oil, eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil in a room diffuser to control allergy. Inhaling peppermint oil directly from the bottle can also help to clear the basal passage and reduce allergy.
Apply peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil the itchy area to get relief. It is effective against battling, rash and poison ivy.
Acne can also be treated using peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has anti-microbial properties that help to cure acne.
Mix peppermint oil with coconut oil and apply it on the affected area to get relief from sunburn.
Peppermint promotes hair growth. You can mix few drops of peppermint oil with the shampoo before washing your hair for fast hair growth.