WHY does peppermint relieve nasal congestion?

Peppermint leaves have a unique flavor thanks to the menthol they contain. It is the menthol that gives the mint drink its refreshing taste. Essential oils of menthol relieves breathing and nasal congestion during colds.

Peppermint oil is useful for nasal congestion – it relieves swelling and nasal congestion, restores the patency of the sinuses.

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