Unlike many other herbs and essential oils, numerous health benefits of peppermint and peppermint oil have been studied and proved by the scientific community.
Pain Relief: the presence of calcium antagonism in peppermint oil helps remove pain from affected areas. It is also cooling in nature and it can provide an intensely cold sensation to any affected area. In case of injury, wound, or healing process, topically applied it reduces swelling, relieves pain, and eliminates inflammation.
Increase Circulation: Studies have shown that as soon as the essential oil vapor touches the end of the olfactory nerve endings, there is an almost instant increase in pulse rate and blood circulation. The stimulating effect of increased blood circulation helps to oxygenate the body’s organs and increase metabolism, as well as oxygenate the brain.
Peppermint oil contains menthol, which is good for the skin besides the cooling sensation, it nourishes dull skin and improves the texture of oily or greasy skin.
Like many essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against anxiety and restlessness. Furthermore, it stimulates mental activity, clears the mind, and increases focus on cognitive tasks.
Headaches & Migraines: Its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties are part of the reason why it is so successful at reliving headaches. Inhaling peppermint oil or drinking a peppermint tea can eliminate the effects of nausea and motion sickness, simply because of its relaxing and soothing effects.