Essence of the Week...Peppermint

Peppermint is a perennial herb from India that has been found to have been used by Egyptians over 3000 years ago. Whether it was for indigestion, headaches, or virus', Peppermint has long been trusted as an ally for health and harmony.

Peppermint is anti-viral and very effective in reducing a fever and helping the common cold, flu, and other infections in the body. She is a digestive aid, helping the teeth and gums, and the gut - all the way to elimination. Peppermint is good for gas, nausea, diarrhea, ulcers, colic, and IBS. In addition to this, she is a powerful heart harmonizer, helping to bring balance to heart palpitations, circulation, and blood pressure. Peppermint opens the lungs, and can be used to treat asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections, and coughing. She helps with TB, pneumonia, and excess mucus. As an icing agent, Peppermint is used for muscle pain, arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and neuralgia. She is also used for menstrual cramps, morning sickness, labor, delivery, kidneys, and encouraging milk flow.

Energetically, Peppermint awakens the inner slumber and brings the energy needed to move forward. When seeking balance and releasing tension, Peppermint can offer new insights to old issues. She helps to restore the balance and faith in self to be able to do what needs to be done in life. Peppermint helps one to assimilate life in order to strengthen the physical and spiritual connection, and alignment between one's will and the will of the Divine.

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