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Refraction (Peppermint)

2021
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 60 cm

The Story of Peppermint Oil
In traditional Chinese medicine, mint is associated with the lung and liver meridians, and is thought to have pungent, aromatic and cooling properties. Mint is used to expel wind and heat, clear the head and eyes, clear the skin, and remove qi stagnation.
Peppermint is one of the most popular used essential oils today next to lavender. It is used as a natural treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a syndrome that plagues up to a fifth of the population. It is a common ingredient in both over the counter and homemade lotions, shampoos and cosmetic items. Its most common use is for upset stomachs and nausea and is taken orally by adding a drop of the oil to a glass of water. Many use it as a treatment for headaches and chest congestion as well.

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Scents Emotion
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