🌿 Lamiaceae Herb Mentha piperita 🌿 Suitable for Singapore's climate 🌿 35+ seeds for $2 🌿 Full Sun/Partial Shade 🌿 Moist Loamy Soil 🌿 Water regularly 🌿 Soil pH 6.5 - 7.0 (neutral) 🌿 Germinates in 12-16 days 🌳 Health Benefits 🌿 Peppermint oil is an effective alternative to drugs like Buscopan for reducing colonic spasms. It may also relax the muscles of your intestines, allowing gas to pass and easing abdominal pain. Try peppermint oil or leaves added to tea for gas relief. In people with functional gastrointestinal disorders, peppermint may be useful to enhance gastric emptying. 🌿 Peppermint is at least as effective as simethicone in the treatment of colic in infants. 🌿 Inhaled essential oil of peppermint helped to rapidly regress tuberculosis inflammation, with researchers suggesting it may help prevent recurrences and exacerbation of the disease. Peppermint oil acts as an expectorant and decongestant, and may help clear your respiratory tract. Use peppermint essential oil as a cold rub on your chest or inhale it through a vaporizer to help clear nasal congestion and relieve cough and cold symptoms. Peppermint contains rosmarinic acid (also found in rosemary), which may help to reduce inflammation-causing chemicals in people with asthma. 🌿 Extracts from peppermint leaves may inhibit histamine release, which suggests it may help alleviate hay fever symptoms. Peppermint oil effectively reduces chemotherapy-induced nausea, and at a reduced cost compared to standard drug-based treatments. 🌿 The aroma of peppermint has been shown to enhance memory and increase alertness. Peppermint oil may help relieve tension headache pain. For headache pain, try dabbing a few drops on your wrist or sprinkling a few drops on a cloth, then inhaling the aroma. You can also massage the oil directly onto your temples and forehead. Peppermint oil is cooling and energizing. Add a few drops to your bath, or dap a few drops directly on your body then get into the tub, for near-instant stress relief. You can also put the oil into a burner for a stress-relieving aroma. 🌿 Peppermint contains menthol, which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. Peppermint may protect against DNA damage and cell death caused by radiation exposure. 🌿 Peppermint oil extract has been shown to be superior to the mouthwash chemical chlorhexidine in inhibiting the formation of biofilm formations linked to dental cavities. Powdered peppermint leaves have also been used historically to freshen breath and whiten teeth; you can even add a drop or two directly to your toothpaste.
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