Benefits Of Peppermint
Like many essential oils and herbs, peppermint has many different benefits and can be used to sooth a variety of ailments in both you and your baby. In today’s blog we’ll be sharing a few of the uses of peppermint and potential health benefits.
If you’re looking for homeopathic products that use the healing properties of peppermint, browse Punkin Butt’s collections. We incorporate peppermint oil in many of our products and our formulas are safe for babies, which is not always true of concentrated essential oils. Continue reading to learn more and shop Punkin Butt today!
What Is Peppermint?
The herb peppermint is a cross between two types of mint — spearmint and watermint. Both the leaves themselves and the essential oils extracted from the leaves are used for health purposes and found in homeopathic products.
Mint has been used for health purposes for several thousand years and is mentioned in records all the way back to Ancient Egypt! Peppermint, however, was not recognized as a distinct type of mint until the 1700s, and it has been used ever since. Today, peppermint is used in a variety of products, from teas to flavoring candy to topical pain creams.
Ease Digestive Issues
Those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or other digestive problems often use peppermint as a dietary supplement. Peppermint may relieve symptoms such as gas, bloating, and indigestion, all of which can cause extreme abdominal pain.
Studies indicate that peppermint relaxes your digestive system by preventing smooth muscles from contracting. This can relieve spasms you have in your gut when you are suffering from stomach pain or IBS. Peppermint oil can also reduce nausea for those undergoing chemotherapy.
Peppermint oil can also be applied to the skin to alleviate headaches, muscle aches, and other problems. It is also used in aromatherapy to soothe anxiety and tension, which often lead to headaches. The menthol in peppermint oil increases blood flow and provides a cooling sensation, which is why it’s one of the active ingredients in products like Icy Hot. If you suffer from migraines or tension headaches, it may be helpful to buy a homeopathic product that contains peppermint oil that you can rub on your temples when you are experiencing pain.
Clear Clogged Sinuses
If you or your child is suffering from a head cold, breathing in the steam from peppermint tea can help. Peppermint has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, all of which are great for combating colds and allergies.
Peppermint tea or putting some peppermint oil in a diffuser are great choices to calm you and your child before bed. Peppermint is a naturally soothing scent, and it’s muscle relaxant qualities can also help your whole body relax.
Punkin Butt Homeopathic Products
Here at Punkin Butt, we’ve worked hard to create safe and effective homeopathic products for parents and many of these products contain peppermint oil because of its healing properties.
We’re doing our best to give parents options for all-natural child care products. That’s what inspired us to create our famous Punkin Butt Teething Oil. Since then, we’ve worked with aromatherapists, naturopaths, and a couple of local pediatricians to develop several collections. Learn more about us, shop our collections, and join the growing movement of parents buying all-natural products for themselves and their children!