According to Dr. Marisa Marciano, Peppermint "is one of the best carminatives available, having a relaxing effect on visceral muscles and relieving intestinal colic and flatulence. The volatile oil acts as a mild anaesthetic to the stomach wall which help with feelings of nausea during travel or pregnancy. Essential oil be used topically for rheumatism, sprains & strains." Read more: The Naturopathic Herbalist
- Simple Peppermint tea helps with digestion after a meal.
Make a tincture with Peppermint and Spearmint for a refreshing mouthwash. Sweetener can be added if desired.
- A glycerite of Peppermint and Ginger can be taken by the spoonful to ease tummy upsets.
For more information on how to make these simple home remedies, download my free PDF: 40 Simple Preparations to Make at Home
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Note that Spearmint is also delicious and helpful for digestion, but is a gentler option. I like to use Spearmint for kids since it isn't as strong.