Peppermint tea: Benefits!

              Peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) is an aromatic herb in the mint family. It contains menthol and menthone which is responsible for its cooling properties and minty scent. Peppermint has antimicrobial. antiviral, antioxidant and anti-tumor beneficial properties. Peppermint is naturally free of caffeine, which makes it a great drink at anytime of the day to fit into your lifestyle.

Some benefits of peppermint tea:

  • Relieves digestive upsets such as bloating, gas and indigestion: Animal studies have shown that peppermint tea relaxes the GIT and eases pain. It also relaxes the smooth muscle contraction which can ease off cramps.  In need of a bloat-less tummy? Take peppermint tea 1-2hrs after meal and feel the relaxation (it works perfect for me especially after dairy consumption).
  • Helps to freshen your breath: The antibacterial properties of peppermint helps to kill germs that could cause dental plaque. This helps to improve one's breath. 
  • Helps to fight clogged sinuses: The presence of menthol in peppermint tea helps to improve air flow in the nasal cavity making breathing easier. It also helps to clear off clogged sinuses due to infections, cold or allergies.
Sources of Peppermint tea:
  1. You can buy it packaged in tea bags like I do.
  2. Get them in fresh leaves and prepare by:
  • Bringing 2 coups of water to a boil
  • add in a handful of freshly chopped peppermint leaves to the boiled water
  • Cover and steep for 10-minutes
  • Strain and enjoy.
Have you tried peppermint tea before? Did you observe any difference with your bloating?  How best do you enjoy it?

Please leave your comments below, and share with a friend.

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  1. The tea (when cold- to avoid scalp burns) is also good as a hair rinse that promotes blood circulation and hence longer, thicker hair.

    Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks for the comment. I am so glad to learn about this! Will surely try it on my hair scalp on my next hair day 😊☺️


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