Peppermint or mint tea is a favourite flavour for many regular tea drinkers. It is commonly associated with providing a cozy treat during warm weather. In addition to being quite flavourful peppermint tea benefits are widely-acknowledged the world over.
Peppermint contains healing volatile oil the powerful therapeutic ingredient menthol, as well as menthone, menthyl acetate and some 40 other compounds.
Health Benefits – Peppermint is considered a stomach healer that can assist with irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, stomach aches, diarrhea or constipation, it acts as a cooling carminative that helps to relieve pain in the digestive tract.
Can be beneficial when suffering from cold or flu because it is full of calcium, vitamin B and potassium that can give the immune system a boost. These ingredients can help to relieve the symptoms. Peppermint tea has menthol as a main component, so drinking the tea can cause external sweating, while the menthol cools down your body inside. This essentially “breaks” a fever, and can reduce the associated inflammation and discomfort
Extracts from mint leaves have been shown to inhibit the release of histamines, which often spur on the severe nasal symptoms that are associated with hay fever and seasonal allergies.
The strong, mentholated flavour and antibacterial quality of peppermint tea kills the germs that can lead to halitosis, while the menthol overwhelms the foul smell and leaves breath fresh and clean!
Beauty Benefits – Mint tea is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes the skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness, as well as being a good way to reduce pimples, and it can even relieve some of the symptoms of acne.
It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help cool the skin and remove dandruff (and lice) from the scalp.
Drinking Method – Put 1 teaspoon of the dry peppermint leaves into the BeauTea paper filter and pour 200 ml boiling water over it, steep for 3 minutes. Fresh mint leaves can be also added to create a double-mint.
Important! – Overdoses of any herb can have adverse effects on your overall health, and this is the same for peppermint. If an excessively large amount is consumed of peppermint it can cause cramping, diarrhea, drowsiness, muscle pain, slow heart rate and tremors.
Best if Used By: 6-8 Months
Storage Method: Store in a low temperature environment in an airtight container
INCI: menthae piperitae folium (peppermint)