Peppermint: It Tastes Great and Is Great For You
Let’s talk about our favorite holiday season essential oils: peppermint. You know, the flavoring that you love to have with your lattes during the cold winter months! Peppermint is a cross between spearmint and watermint. The peppermint plant is native to Europe, but it also thrives in North America. Besides being used as a flavoring in your latte and other favorite food, peppermint is commonly used as a scent in products such as soaps, lotions, and other cosmetics.
Besides giving an pleasant fragrance and taste, peppermint is used medicinally as well. Peppermint can help relieve digestive tract issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion. It can also aid in managing common colds, and headaches. Peppermint can also help with muscle pains, inflammation, and skin allergies. One of the most common forms of peppermint is peppermint oil extract. The oil form of peppermint can serve all purposes as it can be ingested and used topically. So if you already loved the scent and flavor or peppermint, now you have even more reason to want peppermint on a regular basis. I highly recommend adding it to your favorite single origin, single estate coffee to satisfy both your heart and your body!