It is getting cold, and we tend to eat fatty, rich comfort food in winter, don’t we. Sometimes rich, fatty food may cause some stomach issues. When you suffer from overeating, indigestion, upset stomach or bloating, you may want to try Peppermint.
Peppermint improves the passage of food through digestive tract and allows them to go out smoothly without causing any pain or discomfort. It also has antispasmodic and relaxant properties that give relief from cramps and spasms in the digestive system. Menthol in Peppermint oil relieves spasms in muscle tissue and allows you to release build up of gas or flatulence. Peppermint also stimulate the gallbladder to digest fats in food and helps for liver to function properly. Peppermint as an aroma refreshes your mind and body to make you feel better from these intestinal problems too!
Good news is, Peppermint is not just good for digestive system. It also eliminates bad breath and helps teeth and gums fight off hazardous germs. It alleviates the pain of a headache, eases stress, depression and mental exhaustion. It stimulates mental activity, clears the mind and increases focus on cognitive tasks. Peppermint also works well for respiratory problems. It provides temporary relief from respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, cold and cough! It is indeed a multi-purpose oil!
If you would like to try an Ayurveda way to tackle overeating and indigestion, check out this blog!