Monday, April 16, 2012

The Power of Tea Series: Peppermint

Whenever I have an upset stomach of many kinds, I turn to peppermint tea.  I have used it to alleviate nausea from the flu, stomach muscle cramps or spasms, and even uneasiness from anxiety.  It can also relax a stressed out mind.  This is one tea that I will recommended to most anyone.  I actually use tea bags for peppermint tea, but this is how you could do loose leaf as well.

Peppermint Tea
-2 cups boiling water
-a few peppermint leaves

Peppermint tea has a refreshing minty scent as well as flavour.   It leaves a cool aftertaste similar to that of mint gum.  The high menthol content is believed to be the soothing component.  I find that it starts working quickly and effectively.  Here are some other benefits to mint tea also:
-eases vomiting
-controls intestinal gas
-freshens breath
-relieves symptoms of colds and allergies
-improves digestion
-treats irritable bowl syndrome

Do you drink peppermint tea?


  1. I love mint! I planted a mint plant in hopes to keep up with my mint needs without having to spend a fortune at the market.

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