Why does peppermint relieve nausea?
It has been used in traditional medicine for many years to treat colds, headaches, digestive problems, fatigue and even dehydration. Your stomach muscles relax as a result of its numbing and calming effects, allowing bile to breakdown fats and food to pass more quickly. This reduces nausea since they are free from cramping and over contraction.
Peppermint for nausea: how to use it
In addition to helping to calm down your stomach muscles, peppermint tea can also assist in promoting better sleep. Try adding a squeeze of lemon and honey to the tea for a sweetening effect.
2. Essential Oils
Aromatherapy is a popular way to relax. The most common way to use oils is through a diffuser, but there are many other ways to use it.
Try placing a cold compress across your forehead, with 2-3 drops of peppermint oil.
Try adding 5-10 drops to your bath water.
Or try 1-2 drops of oil onto the back of your neck.
3. Mint Sweets
Look for sweets with a higher concentration of peppermint oil for optimal health benefits for relieving nausea.
Remember to use carrier oil to dilute before using on skin and always do a patch test.
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