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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The miraculous virtues of peppermint oil



Peppermint, a plant of a thousand virtues

It ranks among the peppermint herb belonging to the family Lamiaceae. They are grown on clay soil, fresh and rich. Its purplish rhizome is long and can reach up to 50 centimeters. He is hairy and spread by stolons. Its green flowers, red in the shade have the distinction of being toothed and lance-shaped stand at the ends of branches. They measure between 4 and 10 cm long and appear in late summer, in August. These are wrapped in large rounded bristles which contain volatile fragrant substances.

It is said that the Mint was a young nymph loved by Hades, god of the underworld and was in the service of Demeter, the goddess of life. In the Middle Ages, the plant is admired for its purifying and revitalizing benefits, but can not escape the vigilance for its aphrodisiac and stimulant side. Nowadays, it is primarily for its fresh smell we appreciate the mint. In the kitchen, peppermint is used mainly for seasoning and flavor to salads, main courses and desserts.
Different uses of essential oil of peppermint

In addition, peppermint also has many medicinal benefits. Its many virtues, this is certainly the essence to its high menthol which composes 40% acid-phenols, flavonoids and triterpenes. Its essential oil contains the stimulant effect in the bloodstream. Clinical trials have shown that peppermint oil also contains antispasmodic properties. It calms colitis or bloating. The herbal digestive him specifically recognizes its action against the nausea if it is diluted in a glass of water.

He also gives an energizing effect whatsoever in terms of intellectual or physical. Indeed, this oil helps relieve muscle pain, combat fatigue and cons effectively allows to provide a feeling of relief and relaxation in general. Furthermore, oil of peppermint is also necessary in cases of urinary disorders. But be careful not to use this oil for direct application, it must be combined with vegetable oil such as lemon oil, ginger, fennel or rosemary. In general, it should perform a test before any application to be made at least 48 hours before use.

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