Peppermint’s Powerful Effect on Circulation

Positive Impacts of Peppermint on Circulation by Coco PilePeppermint Close Up

Peppermint is known for its healing abilities across the world.  What makes it so popular is its diverse spectrum of healing properties that can benefit most of our body’s systems. The reason for this is because of peppermint’s unique affinity to influence blood and lymph.

Many people are curious as to how peppermint is both cooling and warming. This seemingly contradicting statement actually describes its physiological action on the capillaries of our tissues. The cooling sensation is from peppermint’s strong astringent properties causing the tissues to vasoconstrict. As the cells metabolize the constituents that produced this effect, the body’s response is to vasodilate and bring blood and fluid back into the tissues. The flush of blood provides the heat for peppermint’s warming effect.

Imagine being at work and not having what you need to conduct your job. Then all of a sudden a delivery of everything you need and more comes right to you. This is what happens to our cells. The rush of fresh blood filled with nutrients and oxygen stimulates and strengthens the tissue. Peppermint’s unique stimulation of circulation allows tissues to perform their job and have long lasting improvement of function.

As much as peppermint is indispensable, it is also problematic. This herb is known as a counterirritant, meaning that its circulation and endorphin stimulation can reduce pain and discomfort, but in large doses it can actually increase discomfort. If you excessively over use peppermint you can increase blood flow and heat to the area and intensify your inflammation. So use peppermint mindfully and observe its influences on your body respectfully. Herbs can be powerful.


Peppermint’s Wonderful Benefits on Digestion

Peppermint’s Wonderful Benefits on Digestion

 Written by Coco Pile

_mg_1033Powerful Peppermint is popular because of the many benefits that it brings to the body. One of the greatest gifts that it can bring to our bodies is its digestive assistance.

Peppermint’s carminative properties helps strengthen our digestive tracts. It tonifies the intestinal walls to improve absorption of digested material, and promote healthy peristalsis.

As a digestive, it has the ability to bring the secretion of digestive juices into balance. It assists our digestive tract to either secrete more or less digestive juices to optimize or improve our digestion.

Peppermint’s antispasmodic characteristic is also useful for digestive stress. It is great for relieving digestive pain or discomfort, by calming the smooth muscle of the digestive tract.

Its strong affect on circulation is also beneficial for clearing out and strengthening the digestive tissues. Helping the body to combat majority of instigators that may cause digestive distress.

Overall, it is clear to see how peppermint can be used as a digestive aid. Peppermint is best used for acute conditions, it is not recommended to be use over prolonged periods of time.

An easy, yet effective way to utilize peppermint’s many benefits for our digestion is to consume peppermint tea. You can drink up to three servings of peppermint tea for larger bodied people.

Please be cautious and do not over dose yourself. Peppermint is very stimulating and is actually more effective when used sparingly. But as always, error on the side of caution and monitor your body’s reactions when making dose decisions.

Stay smart and enjoy what peppermint has to offer your digestive system!