9. Peppermint for an upset stomach
If you’ve ever had a tummy that doesn’t feel right, you might have tried peppermint tea or peppermint oil to help relieve it. Scientific studies have concluded that peppermint really does help with things like nausea, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome.
10. Ginger for joint pain
Researchers have confirmed that ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps to block an enzyme called COX-2 that is responsible for inflammation in conditions such as arthritis. It is the same enzyme that many anti-inflammatory drugs on the market target. Ginger is also useful for blocking the reaction of one of the brain’s pain receptors that responds to pain triggers like heat and acidity.