It’s in our gum, our candy, our ice cream, our mints, and especially our toothpaste. Even when you just smell it, it has a way of invigorating the senses. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s Peppermint!
Peppermint is part of a unique group of herbs called “adaptogens”, named as such because they can adapt their function to your body’s needs.
At first it would appear that Peppermint seems to have Clark Kent properties, sweet and unassuming. Then it can transform into Superman, and help your body with what it needs at the time. It can calm but it can also energize. It can warm or it can cool. It can have a sedative effect as well as a stimulating effect.
There are so many things that Peppermint can do, but here are just a few ideas of how to use it:
- When taken as a tea, it can help raise internal heat when dealing with chills. It can also help cool the body in the summer.
- Peppermint is great for the digestion and helps the body rid itself of gas while also soothing the intestinal tract.
- It helps nourish the nerves.
- When dealing with infections, it can assist the body in purging toxins.
- Putting the essential oil on the feet during a fever may assist in cooling the body as well.
So let this great-tasting, incredibly smart herbal hero help you save the day!