Natural healing power of peppermint
Peppermint is the most common among mint. Because of its aroma and natural healing properties, it is particularly suitable for making tea and producing mint oil like no other mint. There are some related cultures that we can also find growing wild. However, these contain much less essential oils than the real peppermint, medicinal plant of the year 2004.
It was discovered by accident in England over 300 years ago. It does not grow wild, but is a cross between various wild mint. You simply wouldn't exist today if you hadn't cultivated your discoverers from the start.
Ingredients and effects
The essential oil obtained from the leaves of the plant consists of up to 60% menthol, a plant substance from the group of terpenes. Menthol has a refreshing and germ-inhibiting effect and is therefore the most important ingredient. But the flavonoids, tannins and bitter substances that are also present are among the decisive ingredients of peppermint. Peppermint is known for its bile-forming and antispasmodic properties. In a mixture with eucalyptus oil and cajeput oil, peppermint oil is used externally for mild headaches and local muscle pain.
Forms of use and presentation
Peppermint is mostly used as a tea for gastrointestinal problems, e.g. B. for acute stomach complaints, inflammation of the small intestine, cramps and flatulence. It is therefore an important ingredient in many stomach and intestinal teas. Peppermint is also often contained in medicinal mixtures for bile and liver.