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Updated 18 February 2013

Peppermint

Peppermint promotes sweating in fevers and flu and thereby helps regulate body temperature. The herb is also a great remedy for motion sickness.

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  • Relaxes muscles
  • Stimulates the gall bladder
  • Increases bile flow
  • Aids digestion
  • Relieves irritable bowel syndrome
  • Provides relief from nausea and flatulence
  • Used to treat colds and other respiratory problems


Motion sickness:

Drinking peppermint infusions will also calm nausea, and remember to drink alot of water when usinf these herbs.

Styes:

To boost your immunity drink two cups of peppermint herbal tea.

Upset stomach: 

A tincture of peppermint three times a day comes highly recommended.

Interesting facts:

Peppermint promotes sweating in fevers and flu and thereby helps regulate body temperature. The herb is also a great remedy for motion sickness.

Caution:

Breastfeeding mothers should avoid peppermint, as it can reduce milk flow.
Babies and children should not be given peppermint for more than a week at a time and should never be given the essential oil.

Read more: A natural approach to first aid

(Zaakirah Rossier, Health24, updated October 2010)

 
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