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Peppermint Tea Benefits

Rutuja Jathar
Peppermint is one herb from the mint family that is ranked high for its health benefits, distinctive flavor and aroma. It contains menthol, menthyl acetate, menthone, and several other therapeutic ingredients that make it a great component for making herbal tea.
Peppermint tea is caffeine free and is used to prevent various health conditions. Organic peppermint tea is useful to the body in numerous ways that are briefly described below.

Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea

Healthy Stomach
Mint tea is referred to as a "stomach healer". Drinking the tea can evade various stomach problems and digestive disorders.
The tea helps lower the symptoms of stomach cramps, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and gallstone problems. This herbal tea promotes digestion and reduces heartburn. Green peppermint tea is also found to be a useful curative measure for diverticulitis (inflammation of the digestive tract) and flatulence.
Strong Immune System
Drinking tea made of peppermint, green tea, and such other herbal teas can prove vital in prevention of the common cold and flu, controlling mild asthma and symptoms of various illnesses that are resultants of a weak immune system.
The tea contains high amounts of calcium, vitamin B, and potassium so that one can experience all its benefits that can be helpful for maintaining proper health.
The aroma that this herbal tea emanates is said to be a great stress buster. It is said to be a great relaxant that can evade muscle pain and loosen rigidity.
The tea also helps fight chronic pain and menstrual cramps. Many people agree that drinking peppermint tea can prove beneficial in reducing sleep deprivation, handling job stress, and fighting headaches and fatigue that one may experience on a regular basis.
Other Benefits
When used as an infusion, the tea is said to be caffeine free. Hence, it doesn't have the ill effects of caffeine like regular tea and coffee.
However, the tea used in combination with several other herbs such as camellia may show traces of caffeine. The tea promotes natural healing of several body ailments. Peppermint benefits the human body not only in the form of tea, but also in the form of ice creams, toothpastes, soaps, and shampoos.
- Relieves skin rashes
- Relieves migraines
- Boosts mental power
- Controls herpes simplex
- Reduces morning sickness
- Suppresses appetite
- Controls bad breath
The tea can be a blend of peppermint and tea or infusion (tisane) of only the peppermint's leaves. Dried peppermint leaves are normally used for brewing the tea. The tea can be made in both hot as well as cold forms, without worrying about you losing the benefits that peppermint has intact.
This tea is consumed with a lot of gusto these days for the various health benefits it offers. The benefits range from soothing a headache to alleviating muscle pain.
The health benefits are experienced after regular consumption of the tea. The tea combined with other herbs and prescribed medication does display certain negative effects. Many experts suggest avoiding the tea if suffering from medical conditions such as gastrointestinal diseases, as it might trigger acid reflux.
Though the tea helps fight nausea during pregnancy it may cause uterine relaxation in worst case scenarios, this may be due to its muscle relaxing ability.

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Herbal peppermint tea is totally natural and relatively less harmful but, an overdose of the tea can lead to diarrhea, a slowed heart rate, and heart palpitations. Mint tea has the effect of causing a child to choke and cough. Moreover, as infants are still developing their immune systems, it may invoke an allergic response in the child.
Hence, make sure that you do not abuse its consumption, because while enjoying the health benefits of the tea, you may be inviting a few side effects as well.