The very humble herb - Peppermint.
We enjoy it as flavoring in food and beverages - we even find it in toothpaste, pain relief balms, cough syrups, digestive aids and even skin care products.
It's application as a medicinal herb date back to 1500 BC and it's uses vary from a mouth freshener to helping recover from IBS, skin conditions, colds & flu, curing sores, injuries, pain, spasms, headaches and is popularly used to reduce sad and anxious feelings, calm emotions, soothe away tension, and relieve restlessness.
Whew that's a lot for that one little herb that most of us have in our gardens!
It's cooling in the summers and warming in winters!
Grow it at home and eat a few leaves every day, put some leaves into your tea, your salad and of course in India we add it to our Biryani, Tikkis and of course - Chutneys! We've even enjoyed them as liqueur, or with chocolate! It's even been used to keep mosquitoes and other pests at bay.
I have to confess though, as much as I love going into my garden and grabbing leaves straight from the plant, the doTerra Peppermint Essential Oil has been a God-send. Can't pluck leaves after sun-down and of course when you need a strong dose of it, a few leaves won't suffice - you'll need a whole lot!
Most folk need to buy the leaves, wash them and then the leaves lose their fresh uplifting aroma when they're cooked, leaves turn black and it all changes...
But just One drop of the essential oil in a glass of water or in food is enough when you need something strong. It opens up congestion, aids in digestion, cleanses the palate and makes you feel all joyful and fresh!
In September '22, I had this crazy shoulder pain, and my doctors (yes doctors) and I couldn't figure out what it was, nothing seemed to work and then a voice in my head said - open the book - and there it was - the page I opened just happened to be - Peppermint.
I applied a combination of Peppermint & Lavender oil, in the ratio of 1:2 - I was able to move my arm and shoulder without pain - and the healing started! I've since shared this remedy with others and even my team at the Bakery, and they've come back saying they slept after years of being in pain and unable to sleep at night because of the pain - now THAT is a great feeling - when it's helped someone else who has been suffering.
Yes, Nature has the cures - one needs to do a little bit of reading and study if you need to. My family, friends and I are just really happy that we now have convenient and incredibly quick access to Nature's remedies!
Reach out if you'd like to know more! Send me a WhatsApp message on 9822597926 if you'd like to experience this for yourself or if there's someone you know who needs help.
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