Mint has been used for its medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Peppermint in particular contains numerous health benefits. According to published research, it can relieve digestive disorders and irritable bowel syndrome. A separate study from the NIH showed that, when rubbed on one’s forehead, peppermint oil can soothe the pain from migraines. Furthermore, if you have bad breath, peppermint doesn’t just cover it up, its anti-bacterial properties attack the source of the odor. All told, peppermint isn’t just for candy and soap.
- Published research shows that consuming peppermint can relieve gas, bloating and indigestion.
- An NIH study found that putting peppermint oil on one’s forehead can relieve the pain of migraines.
- Peppermint doesn’t just cover up bad breath, but actually combats the source of mouth odor.
“At the end of the study, the result showed that peppermint oil was able to relieve more pain than a placebo.”