Benefits of Menthol

Peppermint essential oil has so many uses, it’s no wonder this oil is a staple in many people’s medicine cabinets. And it certainly does much more than freshen your breath! It’s used to soothe nausea and other stomach issues, perk the senses up before a long meeting, and cool overworked muscles (thanks to the menthol). Luckily, peppermint also helps to clear congestion, quiet headaches and tackle symptoms from PMS

The entire plant contains menthol, an organic compound with local anesthetic properties which provides a wonderful cooling sensation while it naturally alleviates discomfort (analgesic properties). It can alleviate cramping by stimulating circulation. It also has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, antispasmodic and carminative properties.

The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat:

  • Muscle Pain
  • Indigestion
  • Colds/Congestion
  • Headache
  • Stress
  • Energy/Alertness