Useful properties of peppermint
Useful properties of peppermint allow to use it both internally and externally. In addition, it is used for medicinal purposes, in cosmetology, for cooking and drinks. As you know, the leaves and stems of mint contains menthol. It is he who has curative and preventive properties.
Mint is used as a local anesthetic, antispasmodic and antiseptic - this is an external application. And for internal use mint is recommended for problems with the stomach and intestines, with toothaches, with a cold and bronchitis. Useful properties of peppermint make it one of the components of a variety of medicines: drops and ointments, special paraffin pencils, sweets and pills, rubbers and the like. It is based on the preparation of menthol alcohol and mint water for mouthwash and to improve the taste and smell of medicines.
In folk medicine, mint is used to make tea and tinctures that regulate digestion, enhance appetite, reduce nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and flatulence. A good effect is peppermint on the liver: having a pronounced choleretic property, it anesthetizes with hepatic colic and stones in the gallbladder. This herb is used for nervous disorders: it helps to reduce headaches and migraines, struggles with insomnia and neuralgia, improves memory and brain function, tones and soothes. As an external remedy, menthol is an excellent painkiller, disinfectant and anti-inflammatory agent.
Mint in dentistry takes a special place. First, it is part of the rinsers and toothpastes that have preventive and curative properties. And, secondly, it is one of the ingredients of medicines for stomatitis, inflammation and other diseases of the oral cavity.
Leading culinary experts from different countries of the world also appreciated the useful properties of peppermint. It is widely used in both food and confectionery industries. It is added to the first dishes, to meat and fish, snacks and salads, it is prepared from sauces, and used in the form of decorations in the decor of dishes. Dry mint or mint oil is widely used for making a variety of baking and baking. With a fresh and chilling taste, menthol took a worthy place in the alcoholic beverage industry. Again, thanks to a refreshing and toning taste, cold teas and soft drinks are prepared on the basis of mint: syrups, fruit drinks, compotes and the like. In general, this herb is not combined with other spices: its pronounced taste and smell does not combine with other condiments.
Mint is useful for people who are watching their weight: after 6 pm it is recommended to drink several cups of mint tea with honey to reduce appetite, and during the day - at least 2 liters of Sassi water. In addition to menthol, peppermint oil is made from the leaves and stems of this plant. Compared with fresh raw materials, it is more concentrated and persistent, but as regards its qualities, it performs almost the same functions. In combination with other essential oils( cypress, marjoram, naioli, citrus and conifers) is an excellent composition for aromatherapy and prevention of various diseases.
Peppermint oil has a number of healing properties. It positively affects the immune system: it increases immunity, helps to withstand radiation, binds and removes heavy metals, detoxifies. The oil stimulates the cardiovascular system: it normalizes the heart rhythm and relieves chest pain. In addition, it facilitates toothache, reduces pain and muscle spasms after physical exertion, increases the protective functions of the skin.
Useful properties of peppermint are in its medicinal and taste qualities and persistent refreshing odor. This makes it almost indispensable in pharmacology, folk medicine and cooking.