Compendium of Materia Medica is one of the earliest pharmacological works in China. Its compilation began during the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty and was edited by the famous medical scientist Li Shizhong. This book contains a large amount of information on traditional Chinese medicine, with detailed records on the types, effects, and usage of traditional Chinese medicine. This article will quote relevant information from the Compendium of Materia Medica to introduce the benefits of peppermint and ginger, and discuss the advantages of G&D Gudan Mint Ginger Oil, which is a mixture of peppermint oil and ginger oil.
Mint, also known as mint leaf, is a common herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Its main ingredients are substances such as menthol, menthol and menthol, which have many different uses. According to the Compendium of Materia Medica, mint can clear away heat and detoxify, disperse wind and sore throat, stop cravings and vomiting, and relieve spasms. Here are more specific instructions:
- Clearing away heat and detoxifying: Mint can help clear away heat and detoxify, and relieve symptoms such as fever, sore throat, and mouth ulcers. Drinking mint tea in summer can help cool down the body and relieve discomfort caused by heat.
- Dispersing wind and soothing throat: Mint has the effect of dispersing wind and soothing throat, and can help treat respiratory diseases such as colds, coughs, and asthma. At the same time, the aroma of mint can also relieve throat discomfort and make breathing easier.
- Anti-vomiting: Peppermint can help relieve digestive disorders such as nausea and vomiting. Peppermint oil can be taken orally or applied as a rub to relieve abdominal discomfort and nausea.
- Relieves spasms: Peppermint has a spasmodic effect and can help treat symptoms such as stomach cramps and menstrual cramps. Peppermint oil can be used through massage and other methods to relieve muscle pain
Ginger is a common spice and Chinese medicinal material. Its main components are gingerol and curcumin. According to the Compendium of Materia Medica, ginger can warm the body and dispel cold, resolve phlegm and relieve cough, activate blood circulation and unblock meridians, and relieve abdominal pain. Here are more specific instructions:
- Warming and dispersing cold: Ginger has the effect of warming and dispersing cold, and can help treat gastrointestinal discomfort, abdominal pain, diarrhea and other symptoms. Ginger can be cut into thin slices and used to make tea with boiling water, or it can be cooked with other ingredients to help digestion and enhance gastrointestinal function.
- Resolving phlegm and relieving cough: Ginger can help resolve phlegm and relieve cough, especially for people with damp and hot phlegm. Ginger can be added to tea and consumed with honey.
- Promotes blood circulation and unblocks meridians: Ginger can help activate blood circulation and unblock meridians, promote blood circulation, and relieve symptoms such as rheumatoid arthritis and menstrual pain. Ginger can be used to make ginger soup, ginger tea and other drinks, and can be used by drinking, wiping, etc.
- Relieve abdominal pain: Ginger can help relieve abdominal pain, especially for menstrual pain and digestive system diseases. Ginger can be cut into small pieces and added to hot water to make tea. After drinking, it can relieve abdominal pain.
Benefits of blending peppermint oil and ginger oil:
Mixing peppermint oil and ginger oil can produce many different effects, here are a few of the benefits:
Bronchodilator effect: Mixed peppermint oil and ginger oil can help dilate the bronchi, promote smooth respiratory tract, and have a certain alleviation effect on respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Relieve fatigue: Mixed peppermint oil and ginger oil can help relieve fatigue, enhance physical strength and spirit, and have a certain effect on improving fatigue after long work or exercise.
- Relieve muscle pain: A mixture of peppermint oil and ginger oil can help relieve muscle pain, especially for muscle pain after exercise and diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
- Improve digestion: Mixing peppermint oil and ginger oil can help promote digestion, enhance gastrointestinal function, and have a certain improvement effect on symptoms such as stomachache and intestinal pain.
- Relieve headaches: Mixing peppermint oil and ginger oil can help relieve headaches, especially for migraines, tension headaches and other diseases.
- How to use a mixture of peppermint oil and ginger oil:
There are many ways to use a mixture of peppermint oil and ginger oil. Here are a few common ones:
- Massage: Mix peppermint oil and ginger oil and apply it on the areas that need massage. Massage can help relieve muscle pain and promote blood circulation.
- Steam inhalation: Mix peppermint oil and ginger oil and add it to hot water, then cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam, which can help improve respiratory diseases.
- Tea: Mix peppermint oil and ginger oil and add it to boiling water, add honey to taste, and drink it as tea, which can help improve digestion and relieve fatigue and other symptoms.
Mint and ginger are common spices and Chinese medicinal materials with many benefits. G&D Gudan Mint Ginger Oil mixed with peppermint oil and ginger oil can produce many different effects, such as relieving muscle pain, relieving fatigue, improving digestion, etc. You can choose different methods according to your own needs when using it, such as massage, steam inhalation and tea drinking. It should be noted that peppermint oil and ginger oil are concentrated essential oils, and you need to pay attention to dilution and dosage when using them to avoid over-irritation to the skin and mucous membranes.
In addition, peppermint and ginger are affordable and easily available natural ingredients that can be part of a natural home remedy to help improve physical condition and quality of life. However, for some specific diseases or for pregnant women, children, etc., it needs to be used under the guidance of a professional physician.
- "Compendium of Materia Medica" (Ming Dynasty).
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