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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Peppermint Oil Health Benefits


Peppermint Oil Health Benefits:

Peppermint plant is a natural hybrid of spearmint and watermint,
scientifically called as mentha piperita, and originated from Europe.
Peppermint herb and its oil were used by the people, all over the world
for its medicinal and culinary uses from ancient times. Unlike other
essential oils and herbs, peppermint oil medicinal uses and health
benefits are scientifically proved and as a result, peppermint oil is
made available in the form of tablets and capsules. Peppermint herb and
oil posses pleasant aromatic fragrance and produces cooling, soothing
effect as well. Peppermint oil is being used now in many consumer
products such as toothpaste, chewing gum, shampoo, soap etc and in many
other food products.

Peppermint oil nutritional profile include; Peppermint oil is very rich
in folates, Vitamin C and Vitamin A and Omega-3 fatty acids and also
comprises of significant minerals that includes iron, manganese,
calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium, and active ingredients are
menthol, menthyl esters, and menthone. Peppermint oil is extracted
through steam distillation process from this herb.

Peppermint oil Health benefits, medicinal benefits and culinary uses
include; Peppermint oil is used especially for the treatment of skin
disorders, hair care, respiratory disorders, nausea and vomiting
problems, fever and head ache. Due to the presence of menthol, it
nourishes the skin and produces cooling, soothing effect and helps to
reduce oily skin conditions. Peppermint oil nourishes hair and prevents
hair loss, removes dandruff and lice and gives cooling effect to the
head. Only few drops of Peppermint oil is given with a glass of lukewarm
water, for providing relief from indigestion, to prevent stomach
disorders, to remove gas from stomach, to prevent motion sickness, to
improve appetite, because it has the carminative property. Peppermint
herbal tea is most commonly used by the people for its medicinal and
culinary uses.

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