We all know that refined sugar is addictive. Professor Noebel, Princeton University, noted that sugar stimulates receptors to activate the same paths that are stimulated directly by narcotics such as morphine or heroin. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs published a study (2010) that proves that sugar addiction activates the same pathways in the brain that a habit-forming drug does.
Sugar addiction is a really hard habit to break, especially in cases when the digestive tract and body become overloaded with sugar-loving bacteria, yeast, candida fungus, and parasites. To destroy the desires and break this cycle, people should go over a real detox process in order to stop. The good news is that some recent studies have shown that using peppermint essential oil, can help stop sugar addiction.
Alan Hirsch MD, did a study where he tested peppermint’s effect on brain’s satiety center. This center stimulates a feeling of fullness after a meal. He found out that inhaling peppermint directly affects the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is a hybrid mint. It is a cross between water mint and spearmint. It originates from Europe and the Middle East, but now it is widely grown in many places worldwide.
Peppermint oil is one of the most used oils, and there is a very good reason for that. It has a large variety of healing benefits, such as managing stress, easing herpes infections, treating nervous disorders, treating the pain of all kinds, preventing asthma, clearing up phlegm, breathing advantages, improving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, easing indigestion, relieving tuberculosis-induced inflammation, and much more.
How To Use Peppermint Essential Oil
– Use a diffuser to inhale the scent as cravings come on or apply the oil to the feet.
– Apply a few drops with a carrier on temples and abdomen
– Inhale or diffuse
Mix 2 drops of coconut oil with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, and use the mixture inside the center of your wrists
How To Make Peppermint Oil
If you want to make your own peppermint essential oil, you will need:
– Carrier oil, preferably olive oil
– A glass jar with a tight lid.
– Fresh peppermint leaves (found in grocery stores or health food stores).
Wash the peppermint leaves and slice them. Take a clean jar and put the carrier oil and sliced leaves. Close the jar and wait 24 hours. Strain the oil, add more and close it again. Repeat this for 5 days. Then remove the leaves, and put the oil in another jar. Store it in cold place.
Uses Of Peppermint Essential Oil
- Helps in reducing gas and bloating
- It is often found in oral health items
- Promotes digestion health
- Promotes proper respiratory function
- Add a few drops to your smoothie for a refreshing twist
- Diffuse when feeling low on energy or tired out
- Put a drop in your mouth to refresh breath
- Take a few drops in a Veggie Capsule to ease indigestion
- Rub on temples in the morning for an energy boost