Peppermint: The Mood-Lifting Herb

Worries, problems, and stress are already part of our lives and these factors greatly affect our mood. However, if we want to get back on track, certain herbs, like peppermint may be able to brighten our day, elevate our mood, and energize our life.

Peppermint is an aromatic herb that has been used for thousands of years for its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits (1).

In a study presented at the annual British Psychological Society Conference in Nottingham, researchers from the University’s Department of Psychology found that drinking peppermint tea improves alertness and people who had drunk it had better long-term memory. In a separate study, results showed that peppermint tea consumption enhanced and aroused both mood and cognition of participants thus helping to improve long term memory, working memory and alertness (2).

Furthermore, studies have linked the use of peppermint essential oils to a reduction in heart rate and headaches – two side effects of high stress. It can be topically applied or inhaled directly from the bottle (3).

According to the International Journal of Neuroscience, exposure to the aroma of peppermint and peppermint oil enhanced the participants’ memory, alertness and processing speeds (4).

How To Use Peppermint To Support Energy Levels Throughout The Day

  • Diffuse peppermint oil in the room
  • Apply the oil to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly during the day. However, it is recommended to dilute the oil a bit with coconut oil before applying on the skin. Simply pour 1 drop of peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of fractionated coconut oil in the palm. Rub the hands together a few times and apply the mix on the back of the neck.
  • Inhale the oil before and during a workout to help boost mood and reduce fatigue.
  • Rub a drop of oil under the nose
  • Have a caffeine-free peppermint tea. Boil 2 cups of water and add 15 to 20 fresh mint leaves. Turn off the heat, and steep 10 to 15 minutes. Strain leaves and serve warm. Some honey or lemon juice can also be added.

Other Known Benefits Of Peppermint

  • Headache and migraine fighter
  • Support for digestive upsets
  • Bacterial infection fighter
  • May reduce seasonal allergies




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