The History, Uses And Benefits Of Peppermint

07/19/2015

The History, Uses And Benefits Of Peppermint
Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil

The benefits of Peppermint has been known for centuries. In fact, peppermint leaves carbon dated from 1,000 BC were found in the Pyramids in Egypt. Greeks and Romans grew peppermint in their gardens for culinary and medicinal uses, which are still practiced to this day. In Greece, Peppermint is commonly used in medicinal tea’s to treat cold and flu symptoms. They believe it helps relieve coughs and congestion. Italians use peppermint as a digestive aid since Ancient Rome and to this day.

Today peppermint can be found in many products ranging from toothpaste to chewing gum, candy, liquor, mouthwash, ointments, lotions, soap, shampoo, and in Nature Creation’s herbal packs! It has been known to treat bad breath, indigestion, hiccups, headache and more.

In Nature Creation, we use the benefits of peppermint uplifting aroma to relieve nasal congestions and open the airways. Our mint pillows contain peppermint leaves and are 100% natural nasal congestion treatment. They are also being used to relieve allergies, &  headaches, reduce tension and stress and promote overall relaxation.

Peppermint oil is commonly used as flavoring in foods and beverages and as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. Peppermint oil also is used for a variety of health conditions and can be taken orally in dietary supplements.

In food, peppermint is always a bonus. In Vietnamese Pho, fresh peppermint leaves are often used as a condiment to the delicious “cure all” soup! The leaves contain B-Vitamins, Iron, Vitamin-E, Zinc and many more beneficial minerals.

 

Here are some fun facts about the history of Peppermint:

1877: Colgate toothpaste with Peppermint flavoring introduced.

Early 1900s: Wrigley Peppermint Chewing Gum and Peppermint Hard Candy, (LifeSavers) introduced.

1900s: Hiram G. Hotchkis (New York) and A.M. Todd (Michigan) become the Kings of the Peppermint business.

1950s: Verticillium Wilt nearly destroys peppermint industry and prompts A.M. Todd Company to develop a new wilt-resistant variety.

 

*This article is meant for basic informational purposes only. It is not intended to serve as medical advice, substitute for a doctor’s appointment or to be used for diagnosing or treating a disease. Users of this website are advised to consult with their physician before making any decisions concerning their health.

 

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