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Peppermint: Properties, Benefits, Side-effects?

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Peppermint: Properties, Benefits, Side-effects?
PROPERTY 'AND BENEFICIAL USES OF PEPPERMINT

In a recent article I would have talked in depth the healing properties of peppermint and the innumerable uses that you can do with it.
Peppermint belongs to the family of Laminaceae, its main properties are: thirst-quenching, refreshing, antispasmodic, digestive, mildly analgesic and anti-fermentation.

The peppermint is used in many industrial fields, rich in beneficial qualities is famous for being an excellent digestive and for this reason used for the production of many liquors, first of all bitter.
In the food is used as a concealer instead of taste, in the herbal field, we can find it as the main ingredient of several relaxing herbal teas, thanks to the action that fails to perform on the nervous system.
Recognized its qualities now also in the field of pharmacology, mint is present in many medicines, decongestants those in the first place.

Known in the dental field is the odor of mint emanating from different toothpastes or mouthwashes in commerce.
Finally, in cosmetics it is a valuable component of many creams, anti-swelling, anti-gravity, after sun, thanks to the wonderful feeling of freshness that make our skin feel.
The uses are so varied, below I will list some of the "do it yourself" one of the most well-known.

INTERNAL USE
The leaves and flowering tops: To aid digestion, soothe aches and block the intestinal fermentation.

Infusion (tea): 1 - 2 grams in 100 ml of water,.
Sip the tea in a cup after meals.

The leaves and flowering tops:, headaches, intestinal pain, for nausea.

Vinous tincture: 2 grams in 100 ml of white wine (soak for 8 days).
A small glass in the morning when you feel you need.

EXTERNAL USE
The leaves and flowering tops: For inflammation of the mucous membranes of the airways and skin, for bad breath, as in the case of mouthwash "do it yourself", and itching
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Infusion: 5 grams in 100 ml of water.
We recommend rinsing or gargling and inhaling the vapors that form throwing leaves in the water, which previously you bring to a boil, closing her eyes that could become irritated.

The leaves and flowering tops: For rheumatic and neuralgic pains.

Tincture: 20 grams in 100 ml of alcohol of 70 ° (soak for 8 days).
Make frictions on the sore areas (away from the eyes and mucous membranes).

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