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The Benefits of Peppermint

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Historically, peppermint are used in medicine as a general digestive aid and for the symptomatic treatment of infections of upper respiratory tract. The active constituents of peppermint and menthol menthone are first. There are a number oftcmwell.com

Historically, peppermint are used in medicine as a general digestive aid and for the symptomatic treatment of infections of upper respiratory tract. The active constituents of peppermint and menthol menthone are first. There are a number of...

Historically, peppermint are used in medicine as a general digestive aid and for the symptomatic treatment of infections of upper respiratory tract. The active constituents of peppermint and menthol menthone are first.

There are a number of different types of coins to the Mint says, and it is believed that peppermint is a natural hybrid of menthol and mint.
Peppermint is now in aromatherapy, as a tea and the flavor and fragrance in a variety of products.


Health Benefits of Peppermint

Irritable bowel
In a 1-month double-blind, controlled clinical study against placebo involving 110 participants with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, there was a significant improvement in symptoms after taking a formulation of peppermint oil 3 to 4 times per day.
In another study, 57 participants received capsules of peppermint oil twice daily for 4 weeks and 75% of participants showed a 50% reduction in symptoms of IBS.

Headaches
In the department of neurology at the University of Kiel in Germany, a topical application of peppermint oil and ethanol, which reduces susceptibility to headache.
Another study showed that the friction of the topical application of peppermint oil and the combination of ethanol on the forehead and temples to be equally effective in relieving tension headaches, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol).


Indigestion (dyspepsia)
A preparation of herbal based peppermint and caraway has been shown to relieve pain associated with dyspepsia, and reducing other gastrointestinal symptoms.
The oil of peppermint and caraway combination seems to be withdrawn as effective as cisapride (because of adverse side effects) to relieve symptoms of dyspepsia.

Nutrients
Peppermint
is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A. Peppermint is a very good source of magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, calcium, iron and vitamin B2.



Shingles
A 76-year-old woman with shingles experienced almost immediate relief of pain after local treatment with peppermint oil. Standard therapies were ineffective in relieving their pain.

Cancer
Is a dietary monoterpene alcohol Perillyl (phytochemicals or phytonutrients) found in the essential oil of peppermint and other plants. Preliminary studies have shown that alcohol Perillyl pancreas, breast and liver tumors regress, and the ability to damage the cancer cells without killing healthy cells. The results of this study and others suggest that alcohol Perillyl have potential as a non-toxic and preventive treatment for various types of human cancers.
Rosemary is a phenolic acid present in herbal mint and other antioxidant activity is stronger than helping to find vitamin E to reduce cell damage and cancer risk.

Candidiasis
Tested from 35 oil extracts of herbs, mint is one of 13 plants that showed anti-Candida activity.

Athlete's Foot
A study at the University of Novi Sad in Yugoslavia showed that the effect of peppermint oil fungicide than the commercial fungicide bifonazole, used to have fungal infection of the skin to treat the foot of athlete.


The Benefits of Peppermint 

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