Peppermint is a popular flavor during the holidaysThe fresh taste of peppermint offsets many of the indulgent choices people make over the holidays. Peppermint not only tastes good, but it has health benefits too.
Peppermint Invokes NostalgiaPeppermint is a flavor that brings back feelings of childhood. We all want to return to a simple time where enjoying a candy cane with your friends afterschool was the most pressing thing that needed to be done!
Peppermint Has Health BenefitsAncient cultures have used mint as a digestive aid to reduce gastric distress. That tradition has been passed along and is still prevalent today. When you see peppermint choices everywhere you look this holiday season, consider giving in to the temptation once-and-a-while. It might just be good for you!
Peppermint Reduces Daytime FatigueStudies have shown that adults consuming a peppermint oil capsule had less cognitive fatigue than their counterparts that did not have the capsule. Studies have also shown that people who are in a room with peppermint oil being diffused are less sleepy than those in an odorless room.
Peppermint Oil Reduces Menstrual CrampsPeppermint is a proven muscle relaxant. Women who took peppermint extract capsules and those that took NSAIDs both experienced a reduction in menstrual cramps. Peppermint is a natural remedy that caused less nausea and diarrhea than pharmaceutical drugs.
Peppermint Unclogs The Sinus CavityMenthol, an active component in peppermint, improves the perception of airflow in the nasal cavity. Due to its antiviral properties, menthol is known to also reduce infection-induced sinus clogging.
Peppermint Calms an Upset StomachStudies on people with gastrointestinal disorders have found that peppermint reduces frequency, duration, and severity of abdominal paint.
Peppermint Decreases Seasonal Allergy SymptomsRosmarinic acid is a compound found in peppermint, as well as rosemary and other plants in the mint family. Studies have shown that people and animals who took a supplement experienced fewer allergic symptoms.
Peppermint … All Year
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