Peppermint’s cooling menthol (it’s primary constituent) can prevent and reduce dryness, reduce swelling, itching and irritation from bee stings, ant bites, poison oak and poison ivy. Menthol is what gives peppermint its healing and aromatic qualities and is cooling effect on the skin as well as having calming effects on skin inflammation. According to findings, peppermint oil exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, analgesic, radioprotective, and antiedema properties.
Peppermint is one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It’s also mentioned in Greek mythology the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come. Peppermint oil is derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant — a cross between water mint and spearmint — that thrives in Europe and North America. The health benefits and uses of peppermint oil have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.
Peppermint is beneficial in addressing pain. It can be used to relieve sore muscles when used with massage. Peppermint balm is an effective muscle relaxant. It is especially helpful in soothing an aching back, sore muscles, tired feet and melting away a tension headache. I personally use it on my feet after a long day. I love the subtle heat and my feet are so soft by morning. I use it as a lotion on my hands when they are overly dry from the winter weather.
Peppermint oil has the ability to improve circulation and relax tense muscles. These conditions can cause tension headaches or migraines making peppermint balm an excellent natural alternative. Massage peppermint balm on your temples to relieve a headache.
Peppermint balm containing peppermint oil is used by some people for the following conditions
• Muscle pain
• Nerve pain
• Joint conditions
• Allergic rash
• Repelling mosquitoes
Ingredients: Peppermint infused olive oil (Peppermint leaves steeped in olive oil), Beeswax, Vitamin E, Peppermint essential oil.
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