Peppermint is one of the most vital organic oils that is beneficial for our health. Peppermint oil has chemical composition of (Mentha x piperita L). Menthol and Menthone have good percentage amount in peppermint. Menthone carries about 23.4% whereas menthol has 40.7%.
There are several advantages of peppermint oil which are helpful in our daily life to keep ourselves fit and healthy.
This is one of the most common uses of peppermint oil. Sometimes the surroundings are not good enough to take fresh breath. One can use one drop of peppermint on tongue to get fresh breath. Also if it is not possible, one can use dilution of 4 peppermint oil drops in water and do mouthwash.
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Hives, bug bites, poison oak or poison ivy are some the major itching causers. Peppermint can be used to stop itching.
Beneficial in muscles pain and joint aches
Peppermint oil is beneficial for the various kinds of joint pains and muscle aches. It will be helpful for you to get relief from different physical body pains. For getting relief, you can mix 10-10 drops of peppermint, rosemary and lavender with adding 2 tablespoons of carrier oil. If the skin is broken, you can’t use this mixture or peppermint itself.
You must have heard that increasing concentration and alertness sharp our memory and develop brain. Peppermint is helpful in improving the concentration and sharpening memory. University of Cincinnati in 1990s found that smelling peppermint is helpful to boost concentration and focus.
Peppermint contains Menthol substance which helps to give relaxation and ease tension from body. It helps to remove the muscular ache and pains. Whenever you get headache or pain, just rub one drop of peppermint on the area and within few minutes you will be benefited.
Precaution: Don’t use it when the skin is broken. It should be used for external purpose. Also it shouldn’t be used for eyes.
Many times we feel drowsiness when we drive or tired of working for hours. To avoid this, we can use peppermint oil. For using it properly, mix peppermint oil with citrus or lemon oil and then apply it on the back of neck. Surely it will be helpful.
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Cools down fever
Peppermint is beneficial to cool down the fever. It helps to decrease body temperature by 3 degree in few minutes. For a fevered body, one can rub few peppermint oil drops at the bottom of toe or torso. Before using it, carrier oil should be mixed with peppermint.
Conclusion: Peppermint has many advantages and it is helpful for making our life better like giving fresh breaths, lower down the joint pains and aches, reduces body temperature in fever and much. So using peppermint is daily life is useful but before using it learn proper way to use peppermint.