Recently, two of my friends complaining of the onset of a tension headache, inhaled a couple of breathes of 100 percent pure peppermint essential oil and told me that within minutes their pain had dissipated.
Studies have found that aromatherapy is effective in relieving anxiety, pain, and vomiting, as well as improving memory by decreasing inflammation. Peppermint, according to research findings, suggests the oil exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, and analgesic properties.
Peppermint may also have a positive effect on cancer-related treatments by complimenting substitute drugs that address chemotherapy-induced nausea. It has also been used in treating hot flashes in women receiving treatment for breast cancer.
Try it out, it is much less expensive than over the counter pills and you may be surprised at your findings!