Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stomach upsets and headaches? Try peppermint...


Peppermint is more than just for flavoring food. It can do more- it helps relieve headaches and stomach upsets.

Peppermint has high menthol content and is a popular flavoring agent for toothpaste, candies, and tea. It is a calming agent that helps in soothing an upset stomach, and because it has numbing and calming effects, it is used to treat headaches, skin irritation, nausea, diarrhea, menstrual cramps and flatulence. Its soothing aroma can counter the symptoms of the common cold. Peppermint is said to have a positive effect on patients with depression.

According to studies, peppermint extract is much more effective than conventional pis and aspirins in relieving headaches. Peppermint can also be used to prevent skin diseases, urinary tract infections, and herpes. It can relieve asthma when taken as tea.


sources:

Peppermint.www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/peppermint-000269.htm
Jenny Hope,Peppermint'beats pills for soothing a headache'.www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/health-main.html?in_article_id=383116&in_page_id=1774
Peppermint:Good for you and delicious in tea.www.compleatmother.com/womens-health/herbs/peppermint.shtml
Bato Balani.ISSN 0117-7052 VOL. 28 NO.3 SY 2008-2009

20 comments:

  1. Sold! I'm running out to buy some peppermint tea right now. After reading this article I can't help but think of Windex from My Big Fat Greek Wedding : )

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  2. I tried searching for peppermint right after reading this because I have a headache and a stomachache and maybe have depression. Sadly, couldn't find any...

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  3. hi there Xiaqian..you have to open google, then type peppermint on the search box....or copy the source that i have mentioned above and then paste it on the search box..

    thanks for dropping a comment, I appreciate it really..thanks..

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  5. great info! i eat a lot of peppermints but just for fun, i will take it seriously now!

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  6. It's a new info for me. But in my country it's difficult to find peppermints

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  7. wow this is really good!now i know what other use of peppermint,but where can we find peppermint?

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  8. I suggest, the next time you suffer from headaches, why not chew a peppermint flavored candy..

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  9. Awesome!!! More reason to eat them peppermint patties!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Great info, Peppermint has always been know as a great cure by the, all natural crowd. Places that I have found or purchased peppermint at include; Whole Foods, Sunflower Market & Sprouts. I have MS and also add peppermint oil to my organic lotion or Emu oil and rub it on my sore muscles. Works great.

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  11. thanks for all information good and nice blog

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  12. Peppermintis good stuff, I agree! I add it to my elderberry tincture to help with the stomach upset and headaches that come with the flu.

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  13. Thanks for all this wonderful information on pepermint tea. Pepermint tea was my favorite for years and believe me, I never knew this pepermint tea contains all these healing properities.

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  14. Hello Jong,

    Thanks for sharing wonderful info about benefits of peppermint.
    Wish you all the best.

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  15. This is so true! A friend of my husbands told him about peppermint tea a while ago and we drink it whenever our stomachs are upset, it works like a charm!

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  16. hi'z jong thanx for the great info hope you would not mind if i publish it for my friends? if you do than i'll delete and if you won't may be i'll search for more good things to be my favourite from your blog. waiting for your reply , God bless
    http://myfavouriteblogposts.blogspot.com/2009/05/stomach-upsets-and-headaches-try.html

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