If my childhood would have an aroma, I am sure it would have a distinctive mint scent. Even now, many many years later, I can see my mom gathering mint leaves from our garden and leaving them to dry in our home for days. As a child, I never appreciated the benefits of mint tea, because it was just a
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I think I got a little bit off track. Let’s go back to the benefits of mint tea.
“Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.” – Jules Robson
Benefits of mint tea
Mint tea is a delicious and refreshing way to stay healthy. Drinking it can help you boost your immune system, improve digestion and reduce aches and pains.
There are many different types of mint (therefore mint teas), but today I will look closely to the benefits of peppermint tea.
Peppermint tea soothes an upset stomach
Stomach issues like constipation, motion sickness, and IBS are common these days. The cooling effects of menthol in peppermint tea help to soothe an upset tummy. Menthol relaxes your stomach muscles (that contract and cause cramps), improve circulation and relieve inflammation (that causes stomach pains).
Peppermint tea can make you stress-free
Drinking hot peppermint tea help to lower your overall body temperature. Therefore, allowing your body to relax. Anti-inflammatory properties of this tea reduce blood pressure, making you feel calm and relaxed.
You don’t have to worry about insomnia because peppermint tea is caffeine-free. Enjoy drinking this tea at any time of the day without any caffeine induced jittery!
Peppermint tea for your immune system
Drinking a hot cup of tea is one of the most popular ways to soothe a sore throat. At the same time, menthol (a component of peppermint tea) is a muscle relaxant. Because of that, this delicious tea helps open up airways, relieving their (airways) congestion and ease even severe colds.
Peppermint tea also contains essential vitamins and nutrients that can boost your immune system. As a result, you get sick less frequently. With goodness such as antioxidants, vitamin B, potassium, and calcium, your body can more easily absorb nutrients and stay healthy even as people around are coming down with cold or flu.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
Peppermint tea fights bad breath
It’s no accident that most toothpaste and mouth fresheners have some form of peppermint in it. With a clean, fresh feeling and menthol that fights bad breath, peppermint is a true hero. The antibacterial element of this tea kills the germs that can lead to bad breath. At the same time, menthol overwhelms the foul smell and leaves your breath fresh and clean. ( How amazing is that?)
Weight-loss and peppermint tea
If you are looking to shed a few pounds, peppermint tea is the way to go. A cup of delicious peppermint tea can leave you feeling full for a longer period of time. Therefore, you don’t feel as hungry throughout the day and don’t tempt yourself with snacks between meals. If there is no temptation, there will not be extra calories consumed! Easy, isn’t it?
Peppermint tea for beautiful skin
There can be different reasons you are experiencing acne, skin irritation and redness. Peppermint tea can help you in calming these conditions and reduce oil production. Mint tea baths are a great way to reduce skin conditions on your body. At the same time, you can use peppermint tea as a toner to clear your skin and reduce acne. This amazing tea helps fight skin bacteria leaving you with soft, younger skin.
Peppermint tea and mental awareness
In a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, researchers found that peppermint intensified memory and increased alertness. To get the best results, brew a hot cup of peppermint tea and sip it slowly. Inhale the aromas and savor the taste. Let peppermint tea boost your focus.
Prevention is better than cure. Desiderius Erasmus
Enjoy every moment of every day
Your life might be hectic, and you might feel tired all the time. But next time you think about getting yourself a steamy cup of coffee, choose peppermint tea instead. This delicious drink will ease your worry, give you mental energy and it just tastes really good.
And the best part is, mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow! You can grow mint indoors, in a pot of soil or even a bottle of water, if you don’t have a garden.
Just imagine how amazing it would be to wake up in the morning and to brew a cup of fresh mint tea! Oh, the scent, the taste! Nothing can compare to that!
Enjoy yourself and enjoy every moment of your life! If you need a break, take it and make the most of your time by enjoying a steamy cup of peppermint tea!