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Peppermint tea is basically the infusion of peppermint leaves with tea leaves which then steeped in hot water. Drinking this regularly, helps in not only making you feel awake and energised but also aids digestion, reduces pain, relaxes the body and mind, helps with weight loss and even promotes good oral health. Peppermint or spearmint tea is generally known as green mint tea and it is delicious and healthy.
Peppermint tea can be enjoyed at any time of the day and you can even have it three to four times in a day. The base of peppermint is menthol which is what lends it most of the healthy properties. Since this tea is free from caffeine, there is no harm in drinking multiple cups of it in a single day. It is easily available and is very popular all across the globe.
Want to know why? Read on to find out about all the benefits of peppermint.
Peppermint helps to relieve a variety of digestive problems such as gas, constipation and even irritable bowel syndrome. Drinking peppermint tea helps to move the gas along in the digestive tract and alleviate discomfort caused due to bloating and cramping. Peppermint tea also stimulates production of bile which makes digestion a lot easier. It has the ability to calm the intestine and the internal muscles of the digestive tract. Even if you are suffering from diarrhea, drinking peppermint tea can help treat the problem and make you feel better.
Menthol is known for its soothing and cooling effect. So even when you drink a warm cup of peppermint tea, the resultant action is a cooling effect on your internal systems. When you get a fever, the body temperature rises drastically. Drinking peppermint tea can help cool down the organs and help to break the fever. It also alleviates inflammation and reduces the discomfort associated with a fever.
Peppermint tea has antibacterial properties that fight the bacteria build-up in the mouth which causes bad breath. The cooling menthol flavor also helps eliminate the bad breath and make the mouth smell fresh.
Due to its antibacterial properties, peppermint tea fights against the harmful infections and fortifies the body’s immune system. The vitamin B, calcium and antioxidant content in the tea also provides your body with all the nutrients it needs to boost the immune system which ensures that external pathogens do not attack on the systems ensuring that you don’t fall prey to illnesses such as colds , coughs and fevers.
When feeling sick, particularly with diarrhea or stomach flu, you tend to feel nauseated and want to vomit. But this is a very unpleasant sensation. Being antispasmodic, peppermint tea can reduce the feeling of nausea and the vomiting sensation. If you tend to get sea sick or motion sick, you too can try drinking some peppermint tea to feel relief from the discomfort and the funny feeling in your stomach. The anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe the stomach and remove the queasy feeling that develops when nauseated.
Peppermint tea can act as an appetite suppressant and remove the feeling of cravings. Drinking this tea regularly can also melt the fat and help with weight loss. The healthy properties of peppermint tea are similar to green tea in terms of a weight loss aid. The menthol aroma of the tea also eliminates the appetite. So next time you should just smell some peppermint tea instead of taking a second helping to ensure that you don’t overeat.
The soothing effect of the tea is very beneficial to combat stress. It has sedative properties that relax the mind and can help you sleep better. The menthol in the peppermint tea can also effectively relieve mental stress. It also reduces the blood pressure and cools the internal systems which make it easy to relax and enter a peaceful state of being.
So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a pack of peppermint tea right away and start enjoying all the benefits it has to offer.
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