Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Peppermint Improves Digestion, Relieves Headaches and Kills Fungal Infections

peppermint leaves
Peppermint is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A. Peppermint is a very good source of magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin B2.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
was significant improvement of symptoms after taking a peppermint oil formulation 3 to 4 times daily.
peppermint oil capsules twice daily for 4 weeks,
Indigestion (dyspepsia)
A 76-year-old woman shingles sufferer experienced almost immediate relief from pain after topical treatment with peppermint oil. Standard therapies had been ineffective
Anti Cancer
Perillyl alcohol
found in the essential oil of peppermint
studies have shown perillyl alcohol to regress pancreatic, mammary, and liver tumors, and has the ability to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
Of 35 oil extracts of medicinal plants tested, peppermint was one of the 13 plants that demonstrated anti-Candida activity.
Athletes Foot
greater fungicidal activity
fungal skin infection athlete’s foot.
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