A Range of Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants
The plant is native to Europe and the Middle East and is now considered invasive species in many other parts of the world, including United States, Australia and New Zealand, among others. Alternative health practitioners have long touted peppermint tea’s health benefits. Dried or fresh leaves steeped in water make caffeine-free peppermint tea that is widely consumed all over the world. Peppermint tea is still used for medicinal purposes today. Every cup of peppermint tea gives you a range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Improves Digestive Function
Peppermint has been used for centuries as a remedy for digestive issues like nausea, gas, and bloating. Studies also show that peppermint has a relaxation effect on the gastrointestinal system, which can help relieve cramps and menstrual pain. The active oil in mint is responsible for the antiseptic and antibacterial properties that make mint a good choice for improving digestion.
When it comes to relieving stress and anxiety, peppermint tea is one of the best choice. The menthol present in the herb is known to be a muscle relaxant and is antispasmodic in nature, helping you relax amidst ongoing mental stress.
Maintains Healthy Immune System
Peppermint tea is also an incredible immune system booster. The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties in peppermint tea are able to ward off pathogens that lead to illnesses like the common cold and flu, and prevent symptoms like coughing, fatigue, and fever. The antioxidant content in peppermint may also keep your immune system healthy by fighting free radicals.
Relieves Headaches and Migraines
Peppermint tea may ease headaches caused by stress or poor diet. These headaches typically restrict blood vessels in the brain and peppermint opens up the restricted blood vessels, ease the pain and allow blood to flow properly again.
Making that perfect cup of Peppermint Tea
1 teaspoon Peppermint
Add 200ml hot water
Cover & steep 3-5 minutes
Ready to serve