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3 Essential Oils that Heal

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2. Peppermint

Botanical name: Mentha piperita

Why I keep it around:

Peppermint is an uplifting and bright essential oil known for its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and decongestant properties. I find it most useful though when I have a cold or headache.

When applied to the chest during a cold, †peppermint opens and soothes the lungs. For a headache I apply a small amount, diluted in a carrier oil, to my fingertips and massage into the temples. If peppermint oil is a bit strong for you, you can create a mix with lavender to mellow the cooling effects of the peppermint. Iíve used this mix a number of times and it does the trick along with adding the calming benefit of lavender.

Other uses: Peppermint oil is used to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms/pain, asthma, intestinal gas and more. It is also a good expectorant. Peppermint oil also contains numerous minerals and nutrients including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It can be ingested in small quantities when it is of food grade quality.

Contraindications: Peppermint cools by constricting the capillaries and needs to be used in low dilutions. One or two drops in a bath, for massage or other skin applications is plenty. Spot test your skin with a diluted version of the peppermint oil before treating larger areas. It is also not recommended for people suffering from heartburn or gallbladder inflammation.

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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4:16PM PDT on May 12, 2014

Good to know .... but a post that's too long.

7:42AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Can you take lavendar oil internally??

1:55AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Thank you

10:40AM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Thanks, but please stop asking us to click on five pages .....

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5:20AM PST on Nov 17, 2013

Thank you for this information.

6:03PM PST on Nov 11, 2013

oh thats wonderful info. very informative thksx

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