10 Confirmed Benefits of Mint Oil - Grace Ngo Foundation

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

10 Confirmed Benefits of Mint Oil

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Benefits includes:  Relieving upset stomach, Muscle pain relief, Bug Repellent, Energizer

It is one of the most popular and most sort after amongst all the hundreds of essential oils.  It has been used for hundreds of years for costmetic, health and emotional purposes.

It is extracted through a careful steam distillation and cold-pressing process, due to this process, the oil is far more powerful that the mint plant from which it is extracted.  It is what gives the oil the ability to sooth and heal.  so between the leaves and the oil.  The oil seems to exhibit more power.

It is better to use a thing first before you talk about it, so you can better talk about it by  adding your own experience.  Truly, there is so much benefits ascribed to this oil, so I came across the oil recently and decided to buy the one in the photo.  Truly, mint oil works.  It was such an hectic day and coming into home so stress out with almost a headache, I decided to rub some of this oil on my palms and inhale, without doubt, the headache, stress and pains were gone in seconds.  Just by inhaling, one wonders  what will happen when it is ingested. Mint oil truly is a gift for our healing.

Studies have found that aromatherapy is effective in relieving anxiety, pain and vomiting as well as improving memory.  The aroma of mint oil has been shown to improve memory and raise alertness.,  Used thousand of years in Rome and Egypt for various purposes including therapy.

What is Mint Oil:  According to Mercola.com, It is derived from the leaves  of the peppermint  plant or Mentha Pipertita, a hybrid of the water mint and spearmint plants and M. arvensis var.  The essential oil is often used as a home remedy for stomach problems, muslce pain and headaches.  Aside from being available in its  oil form, It can be found in supplements too.

It is known to possess antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, analgesic, radio-protective and anti edema properties.  

Here are 10 confirmed benefits of the mint Oil

1.  Stomach problems:  

To ease a nauseous stomach with mint oil. Adding a drop and two in warm water or your tea helps relax your stomach muscles, especially during severe constipation, I use mint tea and dates together to get quick result especially in empty stomach in the morning to get things moving in the stomach. If you dont want the tea, you can drop just one on your tongue or keep inhaling it.   I think its anti septic properties all work together to boost the immune system.

2. Respiratory Benefits: 

The smell of mint oil helps relax the respiratory organ, helping reducing inflammatory and making breathing easier.  It also help relieve season allergy.

3. Pain Relief:  

 Adding few drops in your coconut oil for occasional massage on aching joints will definitely bring relief. or making a hot or cold mint oil compress to relieve your pain simply add 2 drops of oil to a pint of either warm or cold water.

Then use a compress cloth, dip it into the water/oil mixture and hold the compress on the painful area.

 4. Helps ease herpes infection: 

 The presence of anti fungal properties makes it a perfect oil for relieving herpes infection  and similar problems.

 5 Natural Energizer:  

The  smell of mint oil alone stimulates your senses.  It enhances the focus of your brain and provides clarity to your thinking.  It is an all natural enerizer that awakens both your body and mind. 

Smelling mint stimulates the some nerves and improves your energy levels.  A drop or two into your bath will also do the trick.

6.  Hair and skin benefits:  Add

7 Dental Health: 

You can add a drop or two to your tooth paste to further enhance and protect your dental health.  I mixed few drops with coconut oil to massage my teeth after brush to help keep my breath fresh always.  You use it in several other ways bearing in mind that it has antibacterial, antifungal, anti inflammatory, analgesic and other properties that benefits our health.

8.Stress and Nervous system:

  Merely inhaling the oil after a hectic day work helps to relax your mind and reduce stress.  It also help calm your nerves.

9.  Headache Relief: 

This is particularly interesting especially when you look at the rate at which people complain of headache and result of pain relievers all the time.  In the case of mint oil, no need for ingestion, just inhalation brings immediate relief to minor headache especially at the onset.

10.  Bug Repellent:

Unlike humans, bus hate the smell of mint.   A review of plant based insect repellent published in Malaria Journal found that the most effective plant essential oils used in bug repellent include peppermint, lemongrass, geraniol, pine, cedar, thyme and patchouli and clove.  A further study showed that peppermint oil resulted  in 150 minutes of complete protection time against mosquitoes with just oil applied on the arms.

Mint Oil is generally well tolerated if used in moderation.

Avoid using it daily as it can cause symptoms such as:

Skin rashes

Slow or rapid breathing
Abdominal pain and diarrhea
Vomiting and nausea
Urinary problems
Convulsions
Depression
Unconciousness

Those to be more careful when using mint oil

Pregnant and nursing mothers
Infants and children before 10 years
diabetics on drugs
Ulcer patients.  can cause stomach acid to rise
Those taking anti acids - 
These acid reducing drugs can cause peppermint oil in capsule to break down easily, increasing the risk of heart burn

Ref:  Carolinasnaturalhealth.com
         Mercola.com


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