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Have Some 'Pep' in Your Step With Peppermint

The Versatile Menthol Remedy

By Ashley TerrellPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
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Peppermint has an interesting history.

Peppermint, also known as Mentha piperita. Mentha piperita is a native of Europe and Asia.

Peppermint is a cross between water mint, also known as Mentha aquatica, and spearmint, also known as Mentha spicata.

Peppermint leaves were used as herbal medicine beginning in 1000 B.C. in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

Enjoy the soothing benefits and calming effects of peppermint can treat menstrual pains, diarrhea, depression-related anxiety, common cold, indigestion, and nerve pain knowing these amazing facts.

Peppermint reduces irritable bowel syndrome.

Peppermint oil can reduce discomfort related to irritable bowel syndrome.

Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include gas, pain, bloating and diarrhea.

A child study showed 75 percent of participants had reduced irritable bowels within two weeks.

According to Green Med Info, a study trial of adults who used peppermint oil over 24 weeks prove to relieve general symptoms.

A most recent study found peppermint oil can relieve abdominal pain related to irritable bowel syndrome.

Peppermint reduces colds and flu.

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News flash: medicated chest rub was NOT miraculously invented! Needless to say, peppermint plays a huge influence to alleviate cold and flu symptoms.

Peppermint contains chemical elements menthol, menthone, menthyl-acetate, 1, 8-lineole, limonene, beta-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene.

Menthol also loosens up mucus in your lungs and coughing.

The menthol found in peppermint is a beneficial decongestant. Decongestants, like menthol, reduce the size of enlarged membranes in the nose allowing it to be easier to breathe.

Peppermint aids indigestion.

I love a juicy made to order cheeseburger, but I don't look forward to indigestion.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, peppermint calms the stomach muscles and improve bile function.

According to Healthline, an animal study showed peppermint soothes your digestive system and ease abdominal pain.

Peppermint improves energy levels and concentration.

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I'm a lover of peppermint tea!

Days when I'm under the weather I like to drink hot Stella Bistro Foods Steamy Eyed Tea in Cold Buster. For the days I need to recover quickly from being under the weather, I like to sip on hot Stella Bistro Foods Steamy Eyed Tea in Cold Buster MAX. Both artisan-crafted teas have hints of peppermint paired with harvest spices and herbs to grant a speedy recovery.

How did I miss peppermint can improve energy and concentration levels?

Peppermint tea improves energy levels and reduce fatigue.

According to Healthline, a research study showed natural compounds in peppermint can be beneficial effects on your energy levels.

Peppermint oil was found to reduce daytime sleepiness. Smelling peppermint oil can improve your ability to concentrate and focus.

A study of 24 participants scored better on cognitive tests when given peppermint capsules.

Peppermint relieves chemotherapy-related vomiting.

Nausea and vomiting are known side effects of patients in chemotherapy.

Luckily, peppermint can reduce these symptoms.

A study published in Ecancermedicalscience shared that peppermint oil reduces nausea and vomiting within the first 24 hours.

Peppermint is used for medical preparation and treatments including shingles, urinary tract infections, and inflammation.

Peppermint has beneficial antioxidants.

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Antioxidants are essential for each day.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center showed peppermint could kill viruses, fungi, and bacteria.

Studies show peppermint oil has been found to kill and prevent the growth of food borne illnesses including E. coli, Listeria and salmonella.

Studies showed peppermint oil kills bacteria that lead to human illnesses like pneumonia-linked bacteria.

Peppermint improves seasonal allergies.

I 'highly dislike' experiencing seasonal allergies. My seasonal allergies are the worst in the coldest seasons. The constant nasal drip and sneezing can be aggravating, especially in business meetings and conferences.


I discovered peppermint contains rosmarinic acid, a plant compound found in the mint family.

Rosmarinic acid is associated to reduce symptoms of allergic reactions like runny nose, itchy eyes, and asthma.

Invite peppermint to the kitchen festivities!

I love to bake peppermint with various kinds of chocolate. Whether it's holiday pancakes for breakfast or cupcakes for Christmas recital, peppermint has many roles—and advantages.

Peppermint has many benefits to our health.

You can consume the herb in many forms like capsules, oil, leaves, and so on.

How do you use peppermint in your food dishes?

Comment, tip and let's begin the conversation!


About the Creator

Ashley Terrell

Bestselling author. Entrepreneur. Seasonings and spices saved my life. Where sheep and angels share the same color. Newport News, VA. Conqueror and lover of all things Fine Arts.

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