Top 5 Reasons why you Should Drink more Peppermint tea

Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs enjoyed greatly in both food and drink. The legend says that the plant got its name from the Greek nymph Minthe who angered the goddess Persephone and was as a result transformed into an aromatic plant.

Within Europe is is among native plants and wildly used. Peppermint is mostly known for its positive effect on soothing an upset stomach, however there are many more reasons to indulge in food or tea where it features as an ingredient. Apart from the many compounds with helpful health benefits, the scent of menthol has proven to be soothe pains and improve breathing.

Here are some of the most useful benefits you can enjoy by consuming peppermint:

1. It may help soothe migraines and headaches.

The menthol contained by peppermint leaves may stimulate blood flow and acting as a muscle relaxant it can thus help lower pain. For the best effect it is recommended to use peppermint oil, though the flavour of a cup of tea that contains mint may also help.

2. It can be a soothing aid to cold/ flu/allergy symptoms due to its ability to de-congest sinuses. 

One of the best things about peppermint is its anti-inflammatory properties. Menthol is also an added benefit as it can stimulate air.flow. To make the most of this, brew some tea with mint and inhale the steam to improve your breathing.

3. Peppermint tea may boost your energy and fight fatigue

The compounds found in mint leaves have been studied for the positive effects on improving energy levels. The flavour of peppermint can reduce drowsiness during the day, and give you a helping boost of productivity without the high stimulating effect of caffeine. 

4. Peppermint tea is a helpful digestive aid

The most common digestive problems, such as bloating and indigestion can be diminished by regularly consuming tea that contains peppermint. It acts as a relaxant and lowers digestive pains but it may also have a positive effect on nausea.

5. It can boost your concentration

In two small scale studies, the result found that the scent of peppermint significantly improved the participant's levels of focus and ability to concentrate. For that reasons tea that contains peppermint can help you be in a better state of mind to tackle stressful tasks or periods.

Tea that contains peppermint as the sole or one of the ingredients can have such a wide range of benefits. Whether the allergy sseason is ahead of you, it's cold and the the flu season is knocking on your door, you need a caffeine free pick me up for your afternoon work sessions, or like to routinely indulge in great food, it is safe to say it makes for a great addition in your tea stash or food cupboard. Tea with peppermint can be consumed either hot or cold. A cold infusion can travel with you while on the move. A warm cup of tea at work on a cold winter day can keep you alert and give you a much needed energy boost to enjoy the rest of your evenings at home.

Currently we have two herbal teas that contain peppermint in our collection. A cup of Tranquili-tea (recommended as a daytime tea) and Happy Tummies (recommended as a digestive aid). Unsure of what would suit you better? Check out the reviews and find out what our other customers thought of our blends.

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