During the holiday season peppermint can be found almost every where, in candy canes, specialty coffees, and numerous specialty foods, and peppermint has many healing qualities.
Peppermint is a very strong antioxidant that helps to prevent debilitating diseases such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, and other diseases caused by free radicals, plus it also helps slow the aging process. Peppermint oil contains flavonoids such as hesperidim, eriocitrin, and luterolin which are the main phenolic compounds at work as powerful antioxidants.
Peppermint helps get rid of stress and boosts up your immune system. Plus peppermint helps with the symptoms of flues, colds, and sinus problems, and even fever, coughs, sore throats, by fighting of bacterial and viral invaders… so make sure you have peppermint around at all times just in case you feel sick.
Peppermint is great for the liver helping to rejuvenate and sooth away gallbladder problems and even dissolve gallbladder stones (Peppermint was shown in clinical studies to be the best over the counter treatment for gallbladder stones).
Peppermint is great for the GI tract helping with diarrhea, gas, constipation, heartburn, nausea, motion sickness, and helps with colic in babies too, it seems to relax the muscles of the GI tract getting rid of spasms (In Germany Peppermint is legally use by doctors for GI problems) and also works for IBS and diverticulitis (there have been many clinical studies showing that peppermint works well for IBS)… peppermint is also a good appetite suppressant.
Peppermint contains A, B, and C vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium,and potassium, and Omega 3 oils for lowering cholesterol.
Peppermint is great for insomnia, soothing way tension so you can rest… and thus wake up with more energy and stamina.
Peppermint oil has been shown to prevent cancer and other tumors. Peppermint is wonderful for headaches, migraines… and in general peppermint will sooth your mind/body and help you to feel at ease.
Peppermint is wonderful to chew on for getting rid of bad breath… that’s why we have so many breath mints. Plus peppermint is used in toothpaste and mouthwashes because it kills bacteria and viruses… and protects the mouth from invaders and gingivitis.
Peppermint regulates your menstrual cycles getting them back on track… and also helps pregnant mothers with morning sickness. Studies show that peppermint and other mints have the ability to stabilize hormones and help with diseases such as hirsutism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, depression, diabetic insulin resistance, acne, and for lowering blood sugar in general.– Wow!
Peppermint is a great anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic agent, and because of that cosmetic firms use peppermint in cosmetics… great for the skin. And peppermint can also help with muscles pains and soreness plus give you a boost of energy.
Have some great tasting peppermint during the holidays… it will do your body good.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, www.paulhaider.com