Used to support digestion, nausea, irritable bowel, colds, flus, headaches and more.
Peppermint is actually quite a new plant, being a hybrid of two other kinds of mint, probably water mint and spearmint. Like all other mints, it is rich in volatile oils, which accounts for its aromatic scent.
Most research has focused on the use of peppermint in digestive conditions. Constituents found in the herb appear to aid digestion, relieve nausea and ease spasms, possibly by affecting how calcium is used by the muscles. A recent review of all the clinical studies suggests that enteric- coated peppermint oil is effective in treating irritable bowel disease.
Peppermint tea can also be used for colds and flu. In a recent clinical trial, massaging peppermint oil with eucalyptus oil onto the temples relieved headaches.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and natu...
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