Oct 14 2015
What Are The Benefits Of Oil Pulling
When we set out to create Mintycoco we wanted to create the most benefits in any oil pulling formula that the world had ever seen.
Of course we chose pure, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil direct from the fields of organic farms in Sri Lanka.
Next we looked at how to flavour it and could we add something special. We knew it had to be totally delicious.
Peppermint is none of the world's oldest medicinal herbs whose essential oil is highly valued by herbalists and natural healers.
Peppermint has antispasmodic and pain-killing properties plus proven antimicrobial effects.
Peppermint was used in ancient Greece and Egypt as a medicine and in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic healing systems to treat colds, cramps, dyspepsia, nausea, sore throats and toothaches.
Peppermint is still used today to treat digestive complaints, headaches, menstrual cramps and coughs, and topically to relieve pain.
So how does it work? The menthol is a colorless crystalline compound and this is 29 to 48 percent of essential peppermint oil. More than 100 other constituents -- including menthones, caffeic acid, flavonoids and tannins -- are also in peppermint essential oil..
Peppermint shows antimicrobial properties in test tube studies, inhibiting a wide variety of pathogens. Peppermint also shows potent antibacterial effects in vitro, as well as somewhat weaker antifungal effects. Peppermint is active against dermatophytic fungi, which causes athlete's foot and ringworm, in test tube studies. Peppermint also has antiviral effects in vitro, inhibiting the growth of influenza and herpes viruses.
In an in vitro study published in 2001 in "Microbios," researchers found that peppermint essential oils inhibited the growth of many common bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, H. pylori, S. aureus, salmonella and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. The researchers concluded that peppermint oil showed potential as an antibacterial agent. In a second study published in 2002 in "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry," researchers found that the menthol in peppermint oil inhibits fungal microorganisms.
So your Mintycoco doesn’t just taste great - together with the coconut oil it’s doing you serious good too.
All organic, nothing artificial, 100% goodness.
From the organic farmers to you. Courtesy of Mintycoco. And it’s not just a one-way streeet either because with every sachet you Mintycoconuts support The Rainbow Centre in Sri Lanka, helping children in desperate poverty have a safe bed to sleep in, nourishing food and education to escape from a cycle of suffering.
So whiten your teeth with coconut oil pulling and make the world feel good with Mintycoco.