Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a wonderful, clean, fresh, minty aroma. It is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded herbs. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint’s value to add to comfort and satiety after meals. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s effects on concentration and mental activity.
- Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea that may help aid normal digestion.
- Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale, which may help minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
- Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck. Doing this may relieve head pressure.
- Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose that may help clear your nose, improve concentration and alertness.
- Apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
- Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine.
- Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning that may help curb the desire to snack.
According to a recent study in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, peppermint oil may have a positive effect on exercise performance.
* This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.