Herbs Feature – Peppermint

Being an advocate for natural health and its practices, I have a keen interest on herbs and its benefits.

Aromatherapy is no longer new to most of us these days and somehow, the use of herbs is widely use in aromatherapy oils. In the recent years, lots of spa centres have emerged and it is common to get an aromatherapy massage almost anywhere.

Among the aromatherapy oils, one of the most common and popular is lavender. And there are few others such as peppermint, rosemary, geranium and much more. Depending on your condition, the oils are usually combined to deliver certain goodness and benefits.

Other than being used for aromatherapeutic purposes, herbs are common in our kitchen pantry. I love using rosemary and thyme when I roast a chicken and mint when I cook some lamb.

Peppermint is one of my favourites when I have nasal stuffiness. Infact, I even used it for household cleaning. It is infact an excellent digestive aid and effective for treating common colds. Rub some peppermint on your temple or forehead when you have a headache caused by stress and you get an instant relief!

Due to its strong medicinal properties, it is a common ingredient in cough drops, often used as a remedy for sore throats too.