Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Common Name: Menthol Crystals
What’s It Used For?
Menthol is frequently added to cough drops and cough medicines to help relieve sore throats, coughs, and mouth and throat irritations. Many menthol creams exist that are intended for rubbing on the skin to help relieve muscle aches and cramps, sprains, skin irritations, and headaches.
Menthol helps relieve nasal and chest congestion for people who have colds. Many dental-related products, such as toothpastes, floss picks, and mouthwashes, contain menthol to help cleanse and freshen the mouth and prevent bad breath.