Thursday, April 21, 2011
Peppermint: Not Just a Candy or Tea
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) contains a large amount of menthol, a monoterpenol that is antispasmodic and carminative (makes tummy feel better). Peppermint is also analgesic and cooling. I recently had a massage a few days after a very intense workout, and the use of peppermint relieved the pain. My back felt cool and much, much better. And, as always, this essential oil smells great!
(By the way, mice hate the smell, so clean liberally with peppermint!)