Peppermint tea can be made from the dried leaves of peppermint plants or it may be black, green, or white tea with added peppermint leaves or oil. It's an aromatic tea that can magically warm you up on a cold day or cool you down when it's hot. Archaeologists have found dried peppermint in the Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1000 BCE.
Although much anecdotal evidence exists to support the health benefits of peppermint tea, little actual research backs the claims. Still, with no known adverse effects, a cup of peppermint tea might be just what the doctor orders.
Clears Sinuses - Menthol, the naturally occurring chemical that gives peppermint its refreshing, icy-hot flavor and sensation, may help fight sinus problems. It calms inflamed mucous membranes in the sinuses and throat; thins mucus, making it less likely to block the sinuses and impede comfortable breathing; and acts as a decongestant, breaking up phlegm and mucus congestion. Inhale the steam from a hot cup of peppermint tea before you drink it.
Soothes Upset Stomach - Peppermint tea may help soothe gastrointestinal ailments, including stomach aches and pains, cramps, heartburn, gas/flatulence, indigestion, and diarrhea. It also promotes healthy digestion and works best after a meal; before bed, especially if you had a late dinner and experience heartburn; or at the onset of stomach problems.
Peppermint tea can be served hot or cold and enjoyed at any time of the day. Its invigorating aroma can help wake you up in the morning, and it can aid with digestion after a big meal. Peppermint tea may make you more mentally alert (despite being naturally caffeine free), improve memory retrieval, and reduce stress. It's also been shown to help commuters drive more safely (its calming effect may reduce traffic-related frustration) and ease anxiety in test takers. The antispasmodic effect of menthol eases constricting muscles—particularly those in the walls of the uterus. Drinking two or three cups a day of peppermint tea during the days leading up to and during menstruation helps soothe menstrual cramps for many women.
Most likely the toothpaste you use has peppermint flavoring, as well as the mints you pop in your mouth after a meal to freshen your breath. This is because peppermint has antibacterial properties that kill germs that cause dental plaque, which in turn makes a person's breath smell better. Drinking peppermint tea can help make your mouth feel cleaner and freshen your breath.
Directions for use:
Herbal tea can be had as a cold or hot infusion. For every cup use 1 or 2 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves or as per your taste. Boil water to high boiling point. Shut the heat under water. Put your desired quantity of leaves. Let it steep for 3-4 minutes or longer as per your liking. Add honey if required.
For cold infusion, let the steeped tea cool down. Refrigerate it. Before serving add lemon, honey and ice. Shake well and serve.
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