Peppermint Herb Benefits

Peppermint is highly known for its amazing benefits to human health. Originally grown in Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely grown worldwide. A hybrid between water mint and spearmint, peppermint is well known for its medicinal, therapeutic and antibacterial properties to name a few. The herb can be used externally and internally as a cure to various ailments and skin related disorders.

Properties and Benefits

Peppermint oil is well known for its medicinal properties and is known to cure a wide range of ailments in adults and children alike as follows:-

  1. Peppermint oil is an excellent cure for stomach related disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, indigestion, gastric trouble, stomach pain and upset stomach. The oil helps to sooth your stomach by getting rid of the related disorder.
  2. The decongestant properties of peppermint are known to clear the respiratory tract thus, proving to be an excellent cure for cold. To get rid of cold related nasal congestion, inhale the peppermint oil by adding a tinge of it in vaporizer or rub it on the chest.
  3. Rubbing peppermint oil on the chest and behind neck will also help to regulate fever.
  4. Peppermint is also being used to whiten ones teeth and is an amazing breath freshener. Because of this property it is widely being used as an ingredient in mouthwash. You can also add a few drops to your toothpaste to give a fresh makeover to your mouth.
  5. Peppermint oil is also known to heal headaches by relieving tension and pain. Massaging peppermint oil onto your forehead will help you in this. The oil also helps in relieving muscle pain. The oil is also well known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your body lotion, oil or body wash will help to cool your skin instantly.
  6. Mixing the peppermint oil to your shampoo or hair oil will help to get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp.
  7. New mothers very often find cracks in their nipples and associated pain due to breast feeding. Water mixed with peppermint oil will help to reduce the crack and sooth the skin.
  8. The therapeutic properties of peppermint oil are worth mentioning. Rubbing a few drops of oil on to your heels, will help to regain smooth feet in no time.
  9. Peppermint oil is an excellent bug repellent as well.
  10. Peppermint leaves can also be added to your favorite food to enhance the taste of it. Or you can simply add hot water to either fresh or dried peppermint leaves to make a peppermint tea.When you make smoothies, add a few leaves of peppermint and blend it along with other ingredients to give a treat to your taste buds.
  11. Inhaling peppermint oil helps in reducing hunger cravings as well.
  12. Peppermint tea helps with leaky gut.

Peppermint is an amazing herb, thanks to its multiple properties that benefits human health. The fact that the herb can be used round the clock, makes it even more interesting. Peppermint oil is also being used for aromatherapy after it has been found that inhaling the oil has multiple benefits to human health.  Say yes to good health by using this simple gift from nature.

11 thoughts on “Peppermint Herb Benefits

  1. This is an amazing article! About 18 months ago my family completely got rid of all synthetic medication and started using essential oils and other all natural treatments. Since then, I cannot tell you how happy I have been with the results. Everything from scratches, asthma, allergies, bug bites, sunburns, earaches, fevers, sore throats, etc. has been remedied safely with more natural methods. I am not against doctors or antibiotics should it come to that, however when using these methods, I have yet to need to take my kids to the doctor or get other medications. Peppermint was my favorite for a lot of reasons, but after reading this article I can see an even longer list of reasons why! Thank you for sharing what you know, I cannot wait to try some of these things!

    1. Hi Tatiana,
      So glad you find what works for you and your family. Its the same for my family. We still see doctor for diagnosis and all but we do not run to the drugs first thing when ailments strike and through our experience for my eldest daughter’s case, we learnt that we need to do our own due diligence too.

  2. Thanks for this post. I’m not sure I know which peppermint oil to buy… is it an essential oil, or a food grade oil? OR… would you suggest actually growing peppermint? Thanks for this great article, I’m definitely going to bookmark!

    1. Hi Wenda, look for high quality essential oil. Quality and freshness of the oil affects the efficiency. Do dilute your oil with a carrier oil. I never apply essential oil neat. You can take a look at Starwest Botanicals organic essential oils for high quality essential oils and also yeah you can grow your own peppermint too! I would do both.

  3. Hi,

    I love the taste of peppermint but have never really thought about using it for its health benefits.
    Some of the benefits you list here are astounding! I am always skeptical around health claims but seeing as I absolutely love the flavour I see no reason not to try out some peppermint tea!

  4. Hey Wendy!

    Great article on peppermint and its benefits.

    Firstly….that plant looks delicious! I see peppermint leaves in my salad on Sunday!
    I use the oils when I have fever and it helps a lot!!

    Honestly I didn’t know it had so much different uses and benefits especially point 11 or hunger cravings.

    Would be using more peppermint going forward!


  5. I have always heard sucking on a peppermint was good for upset stomachs and to help you concentrate. I never thought of just dabbing a little peppermint oil on the kids before a test. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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