Organic peppermint leaf powder is milled from whole peppermint leaves, which are best known for their delicious flavor used in everything from teas to toothpaste to gum to chocolate. Along with these uses, peppermint powder also packs a variety of therapeutic benefits including relief from motion sickness, stomach aches, gas, heartburn, and as a powerful digestive aid. Peppermint also promotes a healthy respiratory system and may boost lung function during exercise. Peppermint is found in many regions across the world and is considered one of the world's oldest medicines.
Peppermint is often used in toothpastes and mouthwash not only because of its minty refreshing flavor, but also because it helps fight plaque and supports gum health by preventing the growth of bacteria. It is also shown to relieve headaches caused by tension and stress, as well as having a general calming effect on the body.
Peppermint powder can have mild side effect in some individuals, usually limited to heartburn or mild allergies. It is considered safe to take in normal doses, including during pregnancy, but as always consult your doctor first.
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