It’s a great pep-you-upper. Relieves both mental and muscle fatigue. Tones the liver, intestines, and the nervous system. It is a very valuable expectorant in the treatment of respiratory ailments. Cools the body, mind, and spirit. The Greeks have long used peppermint to restore the body. Peppermint has been found in the Egyptian tombs dating back to 1000 B.C.
Abdominal pain, the most frequent and disabling symptom of IBS, improves when the intestinal smooth muscles are relaxed. Peppermint oil can reduce abdominal pain and distension of IBS, possibly by blocking the influx of calcium into muscle cells and inhibiting excess contraction of intestinal smooth muscles. It is a carminative, which means it helps eliminate intestinal gas.