Peppermint is the most versatile plant in the world. It is one of the oldest herbs used for medicinal purposes. It has countless number of oral and topical uses which provide many benefits for the body, health, and mind.
Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint. It gives a cooling sensation and calming effects. It is known for its amazing smell and its numerous health benefits.
You can find peppermint in two varieties- black or white. Black peppermint has darker leaves and stronger scent while the white one has lighter leaves and is more moderate in smell.
Peppermint in the home can keep pests away and purify the air in the house. It is an easy plant to grow at home. It only requires plenty of water and a lot of sunshine.
Some of the most prominent peppermint benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Reduces stomach aches
Soothe digestive issues
Freshens bad breath
Improves mental focus
Clears respiratory tract
Releases tight muscles
Moreover, let’s see some of the peppermint’s uses in details.
Peppermint for pest control
Peppermint plants around your house will keep rodents, flies, ants and other insects away. Stop using chemical products and try peppermint instead. Mix water and peppermint oil (9 parts water and 1 part oil). Apply the spray to any area you want free of pests.
Peppermint keeps your pets flea-free
Take a few sprigs of peppermint and put in in a pillow or bag – make sure your pet doesn’t get to it. Tuck the wrapped sprigs under or next to pet beds.
Peppermint keeps you and your house healthy
Peppermint is packed with medical benefits and uses. If you’re having difficulties with an upset stomach, drink some peppermint tea. Also, if you’re having problems from sinuses, boil water with fresh mint leaves and the steam will help you clear your congestion.