Peppermint is an antifungal and anti-inflammatory herb that is known for combatting itchiness and inflammation. It can Improve blood circulation to the scalp, helping with hair health.
Peppermint can also have notable effects on the human brain by enhancing cognitive functions. ... Recent research has found that simply the aroma of peppermint essential oil can improve memory, reasoning, concept formation, attention span, and problem solving.
Some research has suggested that the oils in peppermint may have a number of other health benefits, such as fresher breath, better digestion, and reduced pain from headaches. In regards to gut health, peppermint contains tannins that can help protect the gut lining. Being an antispasmodic, peppermint can help relieve pain and spasm in stomachaches, colic, indigestion, constipation, and IBS.
FYI: Please consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication, or have a medical condition.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice.