Peppermint ice cream. Peppermint candy canes. Peppermint mocha.
Most of us have tasted peppermint as a flavoring agent or as a comforting cup of herbal tea, but have you ever used peppermint for it's therapeutic properties?
Peppermint is one of nature's most valuable herbs. It is used to treat indigestion, calm respiratory spasms, eliminate bad breath, cure headaches, reduce nausea, lower fevers, boost the immune system, relax the body and mind, and relieve pain.
Today, you will find peppermint in foot lotions, foot sprays, foot scrubs, and many other foot products.
Here's why peppermint is great for tired, aching feet.
:: Pain relief
It is believed that the calcium antagonism in peppermint oil helps reduce swelling, relieve pain, and eliminate uncomfortable inflammation.
:: Blood circulation
Studies have shown that as soon as the scent of peppermint reaches the olfactory nerve endings, there is an almost instant increase in pulse rate and blood circulation, which helps prevent muscle cramps and tired, ‘heavy’ or aching legs and feet.
:: Cooling effects
Peppermint is also cooling in nature and is frequently called a “refrigerant,” meaning it provides an intensely cold sensation to any affected area.
:: Odor reduction
And with peppermint's antibacterial properties, it can also help prevent foot odor.
With these amazing properties, it's no wonder peppermint is found in so many foot products.
Do you have a favorite peppermint foot product? Share in the comments.
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