Peppermint oil is simply the fragrant oil from the peppermint plant. It is used widely in all kinds of everyday products such as chewing gum and toothpaste. This wonderful natural remedy naturally tones the stomach, liver and intestines. It is also used to successfully treat ulcers, nausea, headaches, the symptoms of asthma, cystitis. It even has significant anti-viral properties too, used in the treatment of herpes.
Studies at the University of Cincinnati have shown Peppermint essential oil to help to improve concentration and mental alertness. Alan Hirsch, MD also discovered this oil helps to trigger the brain’s satiety center in hypothalamus which gives the body a sense of fullness after a meal. Peppermint essential oil can help with body aches and bruises because of the cooling effect by constricting the capillaries. This is because it has about 85% menthol content.