The amazing benefits of peppermint oil

Not everyone wants to turn to medication or pills when they have a slight complaint, in fact there are some highly effective alternative medicines out there, based on herbs and plants and avoiding the use of front-line medications.

Of course, you should always check with your GP before you take any supplements, herbal or otherwise, with proper investigations and diagnosis into the cause of your problems, but on the whole there are some highly encouraging studies that have gone on regarding such supplements for use in common and minor ailments. Peppermint oil is one of those supplements that have undergone rigorous studies and testing, and there is reassuring evidence to suggest that there could be some major benefits to this rather minty supplementation.

Peppermint oil is of course derived from the peppermint plant, and is often used as flavouring, as well as a fragrance for beauty items, such as soaps and face/body scrubs. On top of that, peppermint oil is increasingly being used to treat certain health conditions, either orally as a supplement, or in a cream or ointment to be applied directly to the skin.

It’s important to note that there is no 100% proven evidence for the effectiveness and benefits of peppermint oil, but studies have shown that it may be helpful in the following conditions:

Nausea and vomiting – Nausea and vomiting can be triggered by a whole lot of digestion issues, and I’m sure the last thing you want to do when you feel sick is take some internally. Some say that if you apply some 100% peppermint oil to your stomach or on the bottom of your feet, it will flow through your body and fix that sick feeling in no time at all.

Coughs and colds – To clear the nose, sometimes via a vapour that is inhaled, soaked in hot water, or a form of cream to be applied to the skin, this is one of the most common benefits of peppermint oil.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – This is another main use for peppermint oil, and although there is no strict proven medical evidence, many studies and patients have reported an improvement in symptoms after using peppermint oil via an enteric-coated capsule.

We mentioned before that peppermint oil also comes infused in a cream or ointment form, and this is used for slightly different ailments. For example, studies have shown that headaches, muscle pain, toothache, and some allergic rashes could benefit from peppermint oil in this form.

The benefits of peppermint oil are still undergoing studies, but there is some extremely encouraging signs that peppermint oil could be the very delightfully fragrant way forward for all manner of health problems and conditions.

At Massage One we know how beneficial peppermint oil can be, this is exactly why we use it in our practice on a daily basis. Only the best for our clients! So, if you want to experience the magic of peppermint oil, call 0755 200 357 today and book in for a massage you’ll never forget!

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