“Peppermint - Very Simple Yet Powerful”

“30 Benefits of Peppermint”

Grows All Over - Peppermint grows all over the world.

Peppermint is simple, and a cup of peppermint tea is amazingly healing. Peppermint has been found in every area of the globe going back thousands of years… and peppermint has even been found in ancient tombs in Egypt.

Liver and Gallbladder- Peppermint tea is one of the best rejuvenators for the liver… simple and effective, and soothes away gallbladder irritation. 

Nasal Congestion - Peppermint also helps to relieve nasal congestion. 

GI Tract - Peppermint is very soothing to the GI tract, helping with stomach aches and soothing away GI irritation. 

Peppermint relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestines thus relieving spasms and chronic irritation. 

Peppermint keeps the sphincter of the stomach open thus promoting good digestion and increasing transit trough the GI tract… great for when we eat too much. 

Peppermint also helps with stomach pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. 

The University of Adelaide's in Australia found that peppermint helps with colon pain.

A study in Belgium found that peppermint was great for soothing away GI pain. 

Colic in Babies - Studies show that peppermint is just as effective as prescribed medications for infant colic. 

IBS - Those with irritable bowel syndrome find relief with peppermint, a study in Italy showed 75% of those who took peppermint felt better in no time at all. The British Medical Journal recommended peppermint along with fiber as the first treatment for IBS… and another study showed that peppermint was excellent for treating IBS.

Nausea and Vomiting - Peppermint is very effective for treating nausea and vomiting.

Chemotherapy -  Peppermint is very effective for nausea and vomiting while under going chemotherapy. 

Antibiotic - Peppermint kills salmonella, e. coli, helicobacter, and staph bacteria. 

Shingles - Peppermint oil has also been shown to be effective as a topical treatment for shingles. 

Prostate Cancer - Studies with laboratory animals show that peppermint can kill prostate cancer cells… but this has not been studied in humans. 

Anti-fungal - Peppermint also kills some types of fungal microbes. 

Teeth - Peppermint helps to prevent dental plaques… and also prevents cavities and bad breath. 

Stress - Peppermint is very good as a aromatherapy agent for stress. A couple drops of peppermint oil rubbed on the forehead can de-stress the day. 

Skin - Peppermint oil helps with itching and irritation of the skin. 

Breast Feeding - Mothers given peppermint water had problems with cracked and painful nipples. 

Herpes - Studies show that peppermint can inhibit the herpes simplex virus.  

Antioxidant - Peppermint is also a good antioxidant, it contains vitamin C and Vitamin A that heal DNA damage… and slows the aging process. 

Expectorant - Peppermint contains menthol which is a very good expectorant… thus helping with colds and flues. 

Nasal Congestion - Peppermint also helps to relieve nasal congestion. 

Muscle Pain - Peppermint oil has also been effective for massaging away muscle pain. 

Asthma - Peppermint contains rosmarinic acid which is a good anti-inflammatory agent that helps with asthma and other inflammatory lung diseases. Peppermint promotes the increase of prostacyclins in the body that opens airways.

Headaches and Migraines - Peppermint works great for tension headache and migraines. One study showed that peppermint was just as effective as over the counter medications for headaches.  

Tissue Damage - Those undergoing radiation therapy find that taking peppermint can help to prevent radiation damage.  

Contains - Peppermint contains limonene, menthyl acetate, beta - pinene, menthol, beta-caryophyllene, menthone, beta-pinene, and more agents… all of which help to sooth away irritation and relax sooth muscle. 

Foods - Peppermint is widely used in India, Europe, the Middle East, and especially Greece as a wonderful herb for spicing meats, candy, cakes, cookies, and other foods. 

Used In - Peppermint is widely used in soaps, shampoos, lotions, oils, and other products to promote relaxation.

Teas - Peppermint can be grown in your yard and used as fresh leaves for tea, and dried leaves can be used for tea.

Other Forms - Also capsules of oils can be used for GI problems and more, topically oils can be used for skin challenges, and tinctures can be used for migraines and other challenges. 

Dose - Take one teaspoon of peppermint leaves and add it to one cup of hot water and let steep for 5 minutes… use as needed. Capsules - take 1 or 2 capsules of peppermint oil twice a day. 

Feel Free to Share - This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form. 

Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 25 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. 

Here is a short video bio – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK6Eg-xlX3U

Here is my Google+ address if any of you would like to connect.  —   http://plus.google.com/+PaulHaider–drpaulhaider   

Dr. Paul Haider, Master Herbalist, HH, USA, Peppermint, Colic, GI, IBS, Gas, Pain, Bloating, Dose, Teas, Used In, Foods, Tissue Damage, Headaches, Migraines, Asthma, Muscles Pain, Soaps, Lotions, Shampoos, Nasal Congestion, Expectorant, Breathe Better, Antioxidant, Herpes, Breast Feeding, Skin, Stress, Teeth, Anti-fungal, Antibiotic, Prostate Cancer, Shingles, Chemo, Nausea, Vomiting, Congestion, Chemotherapy, IBS, Baby Colic, GI Irritation, GI, Nasal Congestion, Liver Disease, 

 

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