Fresh or dry peppermint in the form of essential oil, mint tea, or capsules has many benefits. It helps digestion and treats migraines, gout, rheumatism, and sinusitis. Among the known types of mint, peppermint is used in herbal remedies and aromatherapy treatment, thanks to its content, especially menthol.
The Egyptians have known mint for a long time. The Greeks benefited from it well because it, “awakens the mind and gives rise to appetite.” The peppermint mint offers its benefits to those who know it, and adapts well to our Arab region, so it knows its place well in the garden. To avoid minting the rest of the plants, plant them in a bowl.
Mint has many medicinal properties in herbal medicine. Fresh mint is also used in kitchen cooking as well as in heavily consumed mint tea around the world.
Recipe and benefits of mint tea
After a heavy meal, unlike coffee, sprinkle mint with a teaspoon of dry mint or two or three fresh mints per cup of boiling water. Mint tea is easy to digest, cleans the sinuses, stimulates the stomach, and expels the wind. If you suffer from abdominal pain, drink 3-4 cups of mint a day to relieve pain. It also helps to detoxify and purify the blood and gives the face a sparkle. Mint tea also a part of the composition of natural deodorants. Peppermint reduces the incidence of rheumatism and gout.
Preparation and properties of peppermint oil
Fill a jar with fresh mint and cover with olive oil. Leave it 3 weeks in the sun and then place it in a bottle. During massage, this oil helps relieve muscle pain, rheumatism, sprains and nerves. It prepares and relaxes the body before and after exercise.
Benefits of essential peppermint oil
Putting two tablespoons of essential peppermint oil, three times a day, on a sugar pill or tablet that does not contain a medicine that helps digestion and fights nausea and stomach pain.
It is also useful in the case of motion sickness, when you place it directly on the tongue. In the case of migraine or sinusitis, massage the temples and the forehead (look out to the eyes) with two drops of essential mint oil. Foot massage at a point also helps relieve heat sensation. While placing three diluted points in a glass of lukewarm water to wash the mouth expels the foul odor.
- Caution is required when using essential oils. It is good to start with small doses and to soften the essential oil with a little olive oil before applying it to the skin to avoid allergic reactions. It is also good to seek the opinion of a doctor, specialist or alternative medicine specialist.
- Children, pregnant or lactating women should not use essential flax seed oil.
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