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How to Take Peppermint Oil

by
author image Sharon Therien
Sharon Therien has been writing professionally since 2007. She specializes in health writing and copywriting for websites, blogs and businesses. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher and a Reiki Master with a Certificate in Fitness and Nutrition. Therien has a Master of Arts in sociology from Florida Atlantic University.
How to Take Peppermint Oil
Tea made with peppermint leaves is an alternative to a drink made from peppermint oil. Photo Credit white_caty/iStock/Getty Images

Peppermint oil is one type of essential oil that can be ingested. It is added to candies, gum and other food items. You can also make a peppermint drink to take for a number of digestive concerns like nausea, diarrhea, indigestion and cramps. Peppermint is thought to fight the onset of the flu or colds; it also acts as an expectorant and decongestant to ease your symptoms if you catch one of these illnesses. Make a peppermint drink to ease these symptoms. Peppermint oil has numerous other uses, from soothing headaches to boosting your mood, but for these uses it is diluted and applied to the skin or inhaled. Check with your doctor before taking peppermint oil.

Step 1

Pour one cup of warm water in a glass or mug.

Step 2

Add only one drop of therapeutic grade peppermint oil to the water.

Step 3

Add a spoonful of honey and stir the contents.

Step 4

Drink the mixture to ease your cold, flu or digestive symptoms.

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