What is Peppermint Oil?
Native to Europe, peppermint is a member of the mint family - a hybrid generated from the watermint and the spearmint plants. Peppermint has a spicy flavor and a cooling sensation. It has a fresh and invigorating aroma much like mint itself. This antimicrobial herb has been known for its medicinal uses, and its impressively long history often gives it the prestigious title as the world’s oldest medicine.
Unlike many other herbs and essential oils, numerous health benefits of peppermint and its oil have been studied and proven by science. As a result, this oil is also sold in the form of capsules and tablets and is even prescribed by doctors of alternative and modern medicine. Peppermint oil is mainly used to treat stomach issues and nausea.
Peppermint oil contains numerous minerals and nutrients including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
In light of all of the above, we have summarized the main health benefits that peppermint essential oil can benefit the human body and mind.
Benefits of Peppermint Oil
One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion is peppermint. Peppermint oil is very helpful in digestion as it has a carminative property of expelling gas.
Massage peppermint oil on your abdomen, place a drop on wrists or inhale to soothe motion sickness, nausea and vomiting. Inhaling peppermint oil is also said to help curb the appetite by triggering a sense of fullness.
Peppermint oil is very helpful to keep on hand at your desk or in your purse, especially if you are prone to headaches. Peppermint has cooling and anti-inflammatory properties which calm the throbbing in your veins and also reduces a headache.
The use of this oil has also been known to effectively lessen sensitivity to noise and sensitivity to light.
Like many other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless.
Relieves Sore Muscles
Peppermint oil is a natural antidepressant and muscle relaxant. It is beneficial in relieving sore muscles and muscle aches. It has calming properties that soothe the mind along with muscles. You can massage peppermint oil blend into skin for muscles relief, or add some drops of peppermint essential oils to baths.
The aroma of peppermint oil powerfully improves mental clarity, raises energy levels, and increase brain performance. If you're trying to cut back on caffeine, inhale peppermint oil can be a blessing to your mid-afternoon lull.
The scent of peppermint helps to prevent bugs, cockroaches, and mosquitoes. You can always prepare a safe bug repellent with the use of peppermint oil as a base, although it can be applied directly to keep the bugs and mosquitoes away.
Although peppermint essential oil is one of the best natural medicines, remember to start with small topical doses or skin patch tests to see how it affects your system.
Zenkle Cooling Relief Roll-on
Explore the benefits of peppermint from Zenkle's "Cooling Relief" essential oil roll-on! This roll-on is made with a 100% natural blend of peppermint, orange blossom (neroli), and eucalyptus, delivering a cooling sensation and minty aroma to refresh, awaken and invigorate the body and mind.
Glide the roll-on on to wrists, temples, pulse points and tense areas for cooling refreshment and minty awakening aroma. Store product in a refrigerator to enhance the cooling effect.
The formula also includes Moroccan Argan extract, so the oil blend is safer and gentler to your skin.