Dr. I’s clinical findings support:*inflammation and pain pattern
*injury and post-surgical support
*lung and respiratory health
*sinus and allergy support
*lymph nodes, lymphatic system
*concentration, test taking
cool, fresh, minty, penetrating
invigorating, inspiring, focused, refreshing, rejuvenating, motivating, renewing, uplifting, lively, powerful
Has long been used by herbalists for the fever associated with colds and flu and dry cough or burning throat due to its cooling properties. Mint has disinfectant properties are particularly effective in supporting the body’s immune system.
Mint’s relaxing and cooling effect has long been used to promote circulation and reduce inflammation in muscle and joint pain and for promoting health after injury. The natural analgesic effect can numb the irritated nerves reducing pain and associated anxiety. Increasing circulation also was seen to stimulate the release of toxins from the lymphatic system.
Oil inhalations have been used to improve concentration, memory and mental acuity. They have been recommended to enhance eye sight and hearing. The mints have also been used to cool a headache and settle spastic nerve responses.
The mints have long been used as digestive aids for indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach aches, morning sickness as well as fainting, dizziness and motion sickness. It is relaxing to the stomach muscles yet stimulating to the digestive system promoting fat metabolism. They have also been used to excrete excess water weight from the kidneys through diuresis.
Bring Nature's Breezes to you:
Topical: Use as a perfume or apply to bottoms of feet with a carrier oil for aromatherapy.
Aromatic: Diffuse anywhere offensive odors, mold, microbes or dust mites are found.
Tip: Add to the washing machine, dryer, or directly inside shoes to neutralize odors.
Historical & Spiritual use:
Archaeological evidence suggests that the medicinal use mints date back at least 10,000 years as they were found in ancient Egyptian tombs. They were added to baths to protect and prevent from sexually transmitted diseases while also acting as an aphrodisiac.
Native Americans used the juice of wintergreen leaves for arthritis and ulcers. They chewed the leaves for toothaches. They felt the tea increased their endurance and breathing capacity.
Mint was seen to enhance all the senses, but especially hearing as was used in chanting rituals. The smell may also help people who are very left-brained and analytical get in touch with their right-brained, creative side.