Peppermint, aka Mentha piperita, can be used to contribute to one’s health in a number of ways. However, the plant is best known for its contribution to the relief of digestive problems.
Peppermint settles the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM and can relieve indigestion, flatulence, spasms, diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, travel sickness, etc. It also keeps the LIVER, INTESTINES, and NERVOUS SYSTEM healthy!!
Peppermint ALSO aids in the treatment of bronchitis, colds, and flu, and can reduce fevers by inducing sweating and cooling the body.
PEPPERMINT CAN ALSO BE USED AS A PAINKILLER. — Beneficial for toothaches, headaches, and migraines.
On top of all of the incredible healing capabilities of peppermint described above, PEPPERMINT ALSO relieves itching, is a useful antiseptic for acne and clogged pores, AND is an emergency remedy for shock. Muscle and mental fatigue can both be relieved by peppermint as well.
After exposure to bright sunlight for an extended period of time, sunburn often results. Sunburn is caused by the effects of ultraviolet light, and is most likely to affect individuals with pale complexions and/or individuals who are not used to being in the sun.
- ALOE VERA is a wonderful natural treatment for sunburn! It can be applied to burned areas to soothe and to heal.
- A few drops of LAVENDER and CHAMOMILE oils can be added to a tub of LIVE YOGURT. After combined, this combination can be applied to affected areas to sooth, encourage healing, and reduce inflammation.
- Some VITAMIN E oil can be used to naturally treat sunburn as well! Rub a small amount into the affected area, shortly after the occurrence of the burning, to prevent peeling and scarring.
Cinnamon, aka Cinnamomum zeylanicum, can be taken as a tea, spice, inhalant, massage oil, or powder. It is recommended to help treat respiratory ailments including colds, sinus congestion, and bronchitis. Cinnamon also aids in digestion as well as circulation.
Not only is the ingestion of cinnamon beneficial, but it also useful for the treatment of scabies and lice!
Cinnamon ALSO contains strong antibacterial properties!! Therefore, it can be used to naturally help treat minor cuts and scrapes.
Blue Gum Eucalyptus, aka Eucalyptus globulus, is one of the many different species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus oil can be incorporated into many natural remedies as it acts as a natural decongestant. Eucalyptus oil also consists of properties to naturally help get rid of lice and fleas. Among these wonderful healing properties, eucalyptus oil also has the capability of disinfecting insect bites.
I have shared with you a DISINFECTANT WASH FOR INSECT BITES RECIPE below!
Disinfectant Wash for Insect Bites:
- 3 drops of eucalyptus,
- 3 drops thyme,
- 3 drops lavender
- bowl of clean water
- Add the 9 drops of oil into the bowl full of clean water. Then, use a cotton wool or a clean cotton cloth to dab repeatedly on the affected area.
Lemons, aka Citrus limon, have been used for generations for their therapeutic properties. Not only are lemons rich in vitamin C, giving them the capability to boost a consumer’s immune system, but they also obtain a wide range of therapeutic properties. In fact, the Citrus limon essential oil, expressed from the lemon’s fresh peel, has various applications making it a wonderful contribution to aromatherapy as well.
However, back to the nutritious properties of the lemon, it is rich in vitamin B as well, aids in digestion, controls bladder and kidney infections, contains antibacterial and antiviral properties (great for getting rid of infections!), acts as a blood purifier — improving the body’s ability to release toxins (useful for skin problems such as acne!) … and the list goes on!
Drink warm water with fresh lemon juice first thing in the morning as a liver tonic!