Peppermint

peppermint-dreamstimeSoothing to the entire system, particularly the digestive tract; reduces inflammation in damaged tissues; is a natural analgesic; specific to people who move between highs and lows, sadness and happiness, until the ever-widening mood swings settle into lethargy, intolerance and frustration; Dr. Dembar of the University of Cincinnati discovered in a research study that inhaling peppermint oil increased the mental accuracy of the students tested by up to 28%; can also be used for headaches, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, coughs, digestive problems, bowel disorders, muscular pain, sinus congestion, shock, faintness, travel sickness, mouth or gum infections, pain, poor circulation, arthritis, fevers, morning sickness, migraine headaches, nerve regeneration, tuberculosis, prostate problems. Peppermint is soothing in small amounts and strongly stimulating in larger amounts.

Therapeutic Properties: tonic, cytophylactic, anti-infectious, antiseptic, decongestant, antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-depressant, anti-toxic, aphrodisiac, astringent, calmative, nervine, anti-inflammatory, to the nerves and the prostate

Application: apply to appropriate areas on the feet, directly on areas of concern

Aromatic: refreshing, energizing, stimulating, uplifting

Contra-indications: can cause skin irritation, use extreme caution in the bath. Peppermint is very strong and the toxin dump can be quite severe; use extreme caution if pregnant or when using with small children. Placing one drop of peppermint under the tongue and breathing past has been known to stop asthma attack or clear the nasal passages and sinus cavities.

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