Good for easing common colds, headaches, sore throats, upset stomach, mouth sores, toothaches, and skin problems.
- Cooling and sharp
- Works on the lungs and liver
For Blood in Stools: Boil 5g peppermint in 1 cup of water for a bit. Drink like tea.
For Earache: Squeeze fresh peppermint juice to use as ear drops.
For Head and Neck Pain: Boil 5g fresh peppermint and a pinch of salt in 1 cup water. Drink as tea to help with headaches, sore throats, and more.
For Eye Issues: Cook 70g fresh peppermint with 150g pork liver. Eat it during meals to help with eye discomfort and blurry vision.
For Nasal Issues: Boil fresh peppermint with bean curd and fresh ginger in water. Drink the soup and eat the bean curd to help with stuffy nose and common cold.
Menthol, found in peppermint oil, can help with headaches and itchiness. It makes the skin feel cool, then a bit warm. It's not good for itchy skin caused by cold.
If your skin feels itchy when it's cold, using menthol might not help you.
Peppermint has helped me with severe nerve pain in the past. It worked better than any other relief method for me. But remember, what works for one person might not work for another.