4 Health benefits you should know about
We all love our favorite mint treats around Christmas time but we don’t know much about what gives these winter treats their flavor: Peppermint!
Peppermint Tea is one of the most popular kinds of herbal tea among tea lovers. It’s known for its refreshing and invigorating flavor and its fresh, minty, and up-lifting fragrance! But aside from it being an herb that produces a tasty and revitalizing beverage and delicious candy it also has a load of health benefits to offer which a lot of people are not aware of. Naturally caffeine free, peppermint herbal tea has been used for over 3,000 years as a therapeutic remedy by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans.
In this post I am going to introduce you to the medicinal properties of peppermint and explain to you how one daily cup of peppermint tea can make you healthier and happier!
1. Soothes stomach and improves digestion:
Peppermint tea is rich in menthol which is well known for its healing effects on the stomach and intestines. It can help relieve gas, nausea, and stomach pain due to an irritable bowel, intestinal cramps, constipation or indigestion. It promotes digestion and reduces heartburns. Peppermint tea can be used for excessive stomach acid (hyperacidity) and for treating the stomach flu. It relaxes the muscles in the digestive track, this way increasing the flow of bile and other digestive juices, helping to keep everything working and moving the proper way.
2. Relieves sinus infection:
We all know how irritating a cold may be. Drinking some flavorful peppermint tea when you’re battling a cold can be really comforting. If you’re suffering from a stuffy nose and congested sinuses peppermint tea can be a great helper since the menthol on it works to release that blockage. Not only can it relieve the pain and pressure of sinus congestion, but it can break up phlegm in your throat as well.
3. Aids in weight loss:
You won’t magically start shedding pounds by drinking peppermint tea but if you need some extra help with losing weight then adding peppermint tea to your diet can certainly help. Poor digestion may cause a lousing feeling, make you feel uncomfortable and tired. Improving your digestive health can keep you moving and burning calories throughout the day.
4. Relieves stress and anxiety:
Sipping peppermint tea has been associated with reduced stressed. The menthol in peppermint tea relaxes your muscles and and tension and can be ideal if drank before sleep since it can help people with sleep problems. When your body and mind is relaxed it is much easier to fall asleep. Peppermint’s pleasing aroma will help you calm down after a long hectic day and will leave you feeling more positive and and refreshed. It has been shown that stress and anxiety levels can be reduced as much as 25% after consuming peppermint tea.
So what do you think? Are you going to take advantage of these awesome heath benefits of peppermint tea? It’s so amazing for you that I believe you should give it a chance.