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Peppermint oil comes from the peppermint plant, a hybrid of water mint and spearmint that grows in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. People use it as a flavoring in foods and beverages as well as a fragrance in body lotions, soaps, and cosmetics, and it has a wide range of health benefits, as well.

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1. Relieves Sore Muscles

Peppermint oil is an effective natural muscle relaxant and pain reliever thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. Besides that, the oil can calm muscle cramps and spasms. It is especially useful when it comes to soothing back and muscle pain caused by flu or exercise.

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