Mint is a European herb that has been used for medical purposes even in ancient times; it is also a
significant part of the Chinese and Japanese medical practices. The benefits of the mint oil is known
at least since 1000 B.C. and some documents were discovered in the Egyptian pyramids regarding the
usage and benefits of the mint oil.
Mint is a wonderful source for Vitamin A, and it also holds a great deal of Vitamin C. Along with that,
mint is very rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium and it also includes omega-3 oils, iron and
folic acid. Mint is a source fr great compounds which improve and maintain your health.
Oil extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia, or the tea tree is an essential oil is beneficial beyond compare. The leaves of the tea tree are pressed and then distilled to obtain this evaporating, beneficial oil.
In ancient times, Australian aborigines used the tea tree extract and it was noticed by the ship crews during the discovery of New Zealand by European sailors. Sailors first brewed tea tree leaves to drink; after they discovered the healing and disinfecting properties of it, it was adopted by the medical practitioners following the World War II.
Tea tree has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that kill harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi and heal wounds. Tea tree is exceptionally beneficial when used against infections; it is even effective against ‘Staphylococcus aureus’ (staph infection) which is hard to treat even with modern-day antibiotics. Creams, balms and soaps with this active ingredient are extremely effective.
Thyme has a centuries old history. The first information we have on the utilization of thyme goes back to Ancient Greece. It was used as incense in the temples in the previous ages. Its health benefits were seriously considered firstly in the 16th Century A.D.
Thyme oil is broadly used as mouth wash. It is also used as a lotion for scars and wounds. The main compounds that are found in the oil extracted from thyme are the carvacrol, with its antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic, insecticidal, analgesic and antioxidant properties; and the thymol, with 30 times more antiseptic effect then phenols.