Which plant helps relieve digestive problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, improve your memory, and keep you more alert?
Of the many beneifts it offers, peppermint helps relieve digestive problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, improves your memory, and keeps you more alert. But those aren’t the only benefits of this plant.
More Uses for Peppermint
The oil and leaves of the peppermint plant are also used as a medicine. It can help alleviate respiratory issues like coughs, colds, allergies, and asthma.
Peppermint oil seems to reduce spasms in the digestive tract. When applied to the skin, it can cause surface warmth, which relieves pain beneath the skin.
The FDA banned the sale of peppermint oil because the medicinal effectiveness of the plant had not been proven. Today, peppermint is sold as a dietary supplement to bypass FDA regulations by leaving out any claims of preventing illness.
Aside from health benefits, peppermint can also warn off many types of insects. The oil is so strong that it can actually cause a burning sensation when touched directly by humans, so why wouldn’t it be overwhelming to tiny pests? Mix a few drops with rubbing alcohol and spray it on furniture, bedding, and even hairbrushes and other hair stying tools to help prevent a lice infestation.
There are many health benefits to using peppermint. It’s not hard to grow and could come in handy in more ways than one when the SHTF.
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