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The Amazing Health Benefits of Peppermint

Tired of the long, hot summer days? Then the refreshing peppermint could be a breath of fresh air in your life, if only you would add it to your diet. The burst of cool peppermint flavor adds zest to your life. No wonder it is used as flavoring for gum, toothpaste and tea.

The peppermint oil is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia and spasms of the colon muscles. The soothing relief produced by peppermint may be due to the menthol contained in it.  Since it produces a calming effect peppermint is used to treat headaches, skin irritations, nausea, diarrhea, flatulence and menstrual cramps.

Peppermint is used in aromatherapy. The wonderful effervescence obtained relaxes both the mind and body. It contains rosmarinic acid which is useful for those suffering from asthma. Peppermint contains a substance which stops the growth of pancreatic, mammary and liver tumors in animal studies. It protects against cancer in colon, skin and lungs.

Peppermint is a treasure trove of nutrients. It has excellent amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotene. It is a very good source of fiber, iron, folate, calcium and vitamin B2. It is a good source of omega 3, potassium and copper. Plants belonging to mint family are highly effective against herpes and HIV. Peppermint has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

So add a dash of peppermint leaves to your summary salad and beverage and enjoy the refreshing flavor and health benefits.

Take care,

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