Peppermint is one of the oldest and most prized herbs for digestion. Jean Valnet studied the effects of peppermint on the liver and respiratory system. Alan Hirsch studied the ability of peppermint to activate center of satiety in the brain, which causes a feeling of fullness after a meal.

Medical properties: anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, acts on a favorable stimulant of bile, regulates digestion, relieves pain, suppresses appetite. It helps the liver, sinuses and respiratory system, relieves airway obstructions caused by colds and allergies.

Usage: Rheumatism / arthritis, respiratory infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis), obesity, viral infections (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, colds, human papilloma virus) fungal infections (candida, digestive problems, headache, nausea, itchy skin, varicose veins, psoriasis , dermatitis, back problems).

Peppermint can also be an effective appetite suppressant. It helps control the headaches. To improve concentration, alertness and memory, put 1-2 drops on the tongue. Inhale 5-10 times a day to reduce appetite.

Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes, sensitive skin, or wounds and burns. Do not use on babies under 18 months of age.

Peppermint has been shown to be effective against mosquitoes, too. I usually add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to a 100 ml glass bottle of distilled water. Before use, I shake it well and spray on skin or clothes.