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KNOWING-ALL-ABOUT-PEPPERMINT-OIL-&-ITS-BENEFITS

KNOWING ALL ABOUT PEPPERMINT OIL & ITS BENEFITS

Modified: 27th Oct 2020 ; By: Team Aromapedia
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Hello my reader friends, hope you all are doing great and reading my blocks on frequent basis. Today I am going to write about one of my favorite essential oil and may be yours too- Peppermint oil. In childhood, I was always fascinated with the sweet fragrance and flavor of chewing gums. In the later years of my life I realized it is the fragrance of peppermint and spearmint flavors. I just always knew that I loved the smell!

So today I am going to present you the need for incorporating this wonderful essential oil in your life. Come along with me to read ahead.

Highlights:

  • Introduction to Peppermint essential oil
  • Why to incorporate Peppermint essential oil?
  • Versatilities of Peppermint oil
  • Conclusion

Introduction to Peppermint Essential Oil:

Peppermint oil with botanical name Mentha piperita is a common herb that is widely grown in India. It is a hybrid species that is cross between spearmint and water mint. Peppermint in general can be grown in your home garden with little care. But on a larger scale it is cultivated on farms. Peppermint essential oil can be obtained by herbs of plant using steam distillation.

 Peppermint leaves as well as oil is storehouse of multiple health benefits which is why this is must in all houses. Though one has to be little careful while using essential oils because of its concentrated nature, rest it is good to go with certain health issues. The use of peppermint right from ancient times makes it evident that it is enriched with ayurvedic properties.

The specialty of any essential oil lies in its chemical composition. The components of oil are responsible for their health as well as other benefits. Like peppermint oil contains Menthol in good percentage along with Menthone which makes it versatile oil. Let me jot down some of important versatilities of peppermint oil.

Why to incorporate Peppermint essential oil?

In order to get convinced with peppermint oil, one needs to know why it is important to add this essential oil in your day-to-day life. Peppermint oil can be found in variety of forms like:

  • Essential oils which are actually concentrated form and are usually used after dilution for aromatherapy massage,
  • Extracts these are the comparatively diluted form that is used in food industries for adding strong peppermint flavor,
  • Capsules are generally consumed as dietary supplements.

These forms of peppermint oil itself reflect the need of its incorporation. You can see the stretch of peppermint oil usage; it ranges from aromatherapy to dietary supplements.
Are you still in doubt? No issues in our next segment we will cover versatilities of peppermint oil which basically depicts their benefits.

Versatilities of Peppermint oil:

Peppermint oil is a multipurpose oil and so it is been referred as versatile oil. The usefulness of oil can be seen in various domains. Let us see below to know more.

KNOWING-ALL-ABOUT-PEPPERMINT-OIL-&-ITS-BENEFITS

Health benefits:

  • Treatment of cold: Peppermint oil is acknowledged by its cooling sensation. This cooling impression of oil is because of Menthol present in oil. This menthol helps in clearing sinuses and also aids in sore throat. So one can easily approach peppermint oil in case of cold. Just add few drops of oil in hot water and inhale the mixture. This will assist to get rid of cold symptoms.
  • Relief from muscle pain: Peppermint oil usage is also proven helpful in ease of muscle pain. Almost all ointments and pain relief in the market contain some amount of peppermint oil in it. Primarily it gives a burning sensation but eventually provides relief. This is one reason it is known as a natural pain killer
  • Relief from joint pain: Joint pain is a common problem in elderly people. People experience joint pain, back pain in some point of their lifetime. It turns worst in some people because of the pain associated. Right from ancient times, peppermint oil is utilized to treat joint pain. All one have to do is mix few drops of peppermint oil with lavender oil and apply on the affected area. This blend creates magic and eases the pain.
  • Relief from joint pain: Joint pain is a common problem in elderly people. People experience joint pain, back pain in some point of their lifetime. It turns worst in some people because of the pain associated. Right from ancient times, peppermint oil is utilized to treat joint pain. All one have to do is mix few drops of peppermint oil with lavender oil and apply on the affected area. This blend creates magic and eases the pain.
  • Treat Indigestion: As per the study conducted, peppermint oil helps to stimulate the gall bladder to produce bile. This bile is used by the body to digest fat. It also relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestine. One can go for peppermint tea or can direct inhale peppermint from the bottle.
  • Relief from a toothache: Menthol present in peppermint oil also acts as antibacterial and so can be helpful to provide relief from painful toothaches. It calms the muscles, eases the pain, and kill harmful bacteria. All you have to do is take a few drops of oil on a cotton swab and apply it to the affected area.
  • Treat headache: Lack of proper sleep increased exposure to computer screens results in headaches. This is a common issue in young generations. Peppermint oil with its calm odor and penetration helps to provide relief from headaches. Just apply 2-3 drops of oil on the forehead and massage gently.

Skin & Hair Care Benefits:

  • Hair benefits of oil: It’s been a matter of concern and talk that whether peppermint oil is beneficial for hair health or not. But it’s been shown that peppermint oil is a wonderful treatment in case of itchy scalp. The pollution of the modern-day world is causing a negative impact on hair health. So proper care is a must. Oil is known to stimulate hair follicles by increasing blood circulation. This eventually results in hair growth. Just add a few drops of oil to your shampoo and see the outcome.
  • Skin benefits of oil:  After so much discussion on peppermint oil, we are well aware of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. We can make most of these properties if we use peppermint oil properly. Inflammation and irritation of the skin due to acne can be overcome by the use of this oil. The oil has a cooling effect. This also works against allergic reaction if is not severe. Add a few drops of oil with lavender oil and apply or dilute the oil in a carrier oil. Make sure to have a patch test.

Flavoring benefits:

  • Food flavors: Peppermint oil is famous for its sweet refreshing aroma that is utilized by food industries. They use peppermint oil or extract as a flavoring agent to bring the strong flavor. It is also utilized in soap, cosmetic products, and mouthwashes due to its fresh scent.

Aromatherapy:

  • Aromatherapy massage: Aromatherapy massage of oil is yet another important necessity of this oil. Aromatherapy massage provides relief from pains and also calms the mind. This stimulates positive flow of energy in body that uplifts the mood and makes a person cheerful. Just try inhaling the calming scent of peppermint in a stressful evening. It will definitely help you.

Conclusion:

These are some of the major necessities for which having peppermint oil in your home is a must. It can be used right from cooking to health ailments. It can be used on skin to hairs and even relief tension from foot. Is not it sounds like a complete benefit package?
Well, it works so..!! So next time, give some time on peppermint oil rather than just peppermint leaves that you probably use in your beverage or mint chutney. It will surely not disappoint you.

I hope you loved reading the article. Do let me know your view on peppermint oil.

Thank you.

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