December 7th, 2010
Only The Best Ingredients – Peppermint Part 11
Peppermint is one of the ingredients that is found in our Premium 7 Day Comprehensive Cleansing Program. Peppermint has many beneficial medicinal uses and is often referred to as the world’s oldest medicine. Native to Europe it has been used for centuries to treat ailments such as headaches, nausea, indigestion, fever, pain, respiratory problems, and stomach and bowel spasms. It is a cross between spearmint and water mint and is found in a plethora of items from soap to cigarettes to chewing gum and ice cream.
There are many nutrients and minerals that are found in peppermint including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. The ingestion of Peppermint has been shown to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and fungi in the body. It also has shown some benefit in reducing symptoms of asthma and allergies.
Some people use Peppermint to help with indigestion by putting a drop of peppermint oil in a glass of water. It also helps reduce gas. It is useful to calm an upset stomach or with motion sickness. Because peppermint has so many antiseptic properties it is the perfect ingredient for toothpaste.
It aids in the elimination of bad breath, eliminates germs in the teeth and gums and helps in soothing toothaches. Some people rub peppermint oil on their foreheads to relieve headaches. Some also believe that peppermint helps reduce stress and relieves anxiety and restlessness.
Peppermint oil contains menthol which helps to clear your respiratory tract and helps reduce nasal congestion, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and respiratory congestion. Peppermint oil has also been found to help your immune system and increase blood circulation.
(To Be Continued)