Peppermint is one herbal product that has many benefits for the body. Peppermint has been known since thousand years ago as a distinctive aroma therapy and can also be used as medicine.
This herb has a refreshing sensation that creates a feeling of cold on the surface of the tongue, throat, and the olfactory glands when inhaled. The cold sensation caused by menthol content obtained from the fresh leaves and stems of peppermint.
Peppermint can thrive in areas with cold temperature. This plant can also live in pots, either in the shade or in an indoor garden. To ensure the quality of peppermint, farmers harvest in the morning before the dew evaporates.
Once the harvest process has been completed, they hang the peppermint leaves in the shade to dry them completely, then take the leaves and store in an airtight jar until ready to be made into peppermint tea.
Peppermint oil is a popular ingredient in some shampoo products thanks to its fresh aroma and its soothing properties. Applying peppermint oil on scalp can refresh the skin under the hair line, cleaning the dandruff and stimulate blood flow.
Some people believe that this oil helps stimulate hair growth. Besides cleaning the hair from dead skin cells, peppermint oil is also able to bind hair follicles and give protein intake to the hair. Recent studies have shown that peppermint is an effective alternative to promote hair growth. Moreover peppermint is also more secure, making it a healthy choice because it contains no carcinogenic substances or toxins found in most synthetic hair growth products.