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The Health Benefits of Peppermint Oil

Nov. 13, 2019

Peppermint leaf and peppermint oil is commonly used to flavor food, especially sweet treats. Peppermint is a combination of water mint and spearmint. This herb can also be used medicinally. Both the leaf and the oil are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions.

Peppermint, the Latin name of which is Mentha piperita, is widely used today, as a flavoring in foods, fragrance or "cooling" effect in cosmetics, and supplement for health conditions that include digestive problems and headaches.

Peppermint, in the form of an essential oil, is used in cosmetics and foods for its minty fragrance, taste, and cooling effect, with some believing it may even encourage hair growth.

Peppermint oil's pleasant smell and tingly feeling lend themselves to use in many cosmetic and hair products.A few drops of peppermint essential oil can have a much more powerful effect than drinking an herbal tea made from leaves or taking a capsule that contains leaves or plant extracts.Scientific research on peppermint oil for hair growth is limited at this time.Peppermint oil's concentration of menthol can be irritating to the skin and scalp in some individuals.

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