According to clinical studies, peppermint oil can be very effective when it comes to treating tension headaches. For example, in this study the peppermint oil test group reported significant reductions in the intensity of headaches within 15 minutes of a topical application of a diluted peppermint essential oil.
Researchers concluded that there was no significant difference between the benefits of the oil and test group that received 1,000mg of acetaminophen! The peppermint plant has historically been used to promote digestion and alleviate various digestive complaints, including nausea. T
Many believe that peppermint oil can help to thin mucus, breaking up a cough. This key ingredient can be found in Vicks and other vapor rubs.