Information on Menthol
Menthol is one of the most potent herbal remedies which can be used for the prevention and treatment of various medical conditions and ailments such as painful sensation, migraines, digestive problems, burns and different types of skin infections. Menthol is derived from the oil prepared using peppermint or certain other varieties of mint family. There are more than 650 different varieties of the mint plants and they all grow in the regions with a temperate climate. Menthol has been used for numerous medicinal purposes for many centuries, ever since the times of ancient Egypt and Greece. Nowadays it is also integrated into various products such as chewing gums, cigarettes, sweets, culinary creations and mouthwashes.
Medicinal Uses of Menthol
Menthol can be used as an herbal tea when it comes to cleansing the liver and preventing the formation of kidney stones. It is also very efficient in strengthening of the muscles of the heart and cleansing various different types of skin blemishes and acne. Menthol may also come in very handy when it comes to enhancing the libido and eliminating different sorts of facial tics and spasms. Female patients may find menthol to be of great help when it comes to relieving menstrual cramps, reducing the stress and depression and suppressing the nervousness. Menthol is a very potent vaso dilator and neuro-stimulant so that is why it is commonly contained in most creams and gels intended for those who suffer from sexual dysfunction. It is also often contained in various different types of lip balms and also cough medicines because it is efficient in relieving sore throats. Menthol may be added to chloroform spray in order to be used for various painful sensations and it may be applied to the scalp in order to reduce the occurrence of dandruff. Menthol has very potent antiviral, analgesic anti inflammatory and decongestant properties so it can be used for the prevention and treatment of certain medical conditions such as herpes, viruses, sprains, muscle cramps, migraines, headaches, various inflammatory conditions of the muscles and joints, chest congestion and nasal congestion. Menthol can still be used for the treatment of another wide array of medical conditions such as toothaches, vomiting, sunburns, flatulence, skin rashes, digestive disorders, poison ivy, bronchitis, diaper rash, fever, itching, motion sickness, athlete’s foot and bad breath. Most skin related applications of menthol are mostly suggested because of its potent antibacterial properties.