Sniff Some Peppermint for instant Pain Relief
The next time you experience physical aches and pains, head to the candy store. Simply smelling the peppermint herb, which is used in some popular minty candies, can help reduce stress and and provide physical pain relief as well. Peppermint has additionally been linked to triggering pleasant memories.
The peppermint herb (Mentha Piperita) is often prescribed as a natural remedy when taken internally to soothe and comfort gastrointestinal issues. It is also an excellent topical application for relieving pain in your joints, as well as headaches.
For muscle pain relief, as well as lessening the extreme pain of toothaches, peppermint can't be beat. Peppermint has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever. Aside from topical and internal applications, peppermint yields a wonderful essential oil that you can use with a diffuser to fill the surrounding air with this versatile natural medicine.
This is because of the refrigerant property that this herb produces. Consider it nature's ice bag, and when you apply it to any area of your body which is aching, it provides similar relief. The swelling and inflammation that comes with some pain is combated by the cool sensation that peppermint offers. Peppermint is also great for treating skin irritations.
As a side note, a peppermint essential oil, mixed with Lemon Essential Oil mixed in equal parts makes a great energy boost. You can diffuse or dilute and put in a rollerball and use directly on the skin.