Several products have traditionally contained and continue to include peppermint – teas, candies, kinds of toothpaste, beauty products, and more. Peppermint tea is one of the best-tasting products there is, and the taste complements the wide range of potential health benefits of this tea. Here is a list of these possible advantages:

  • A Large Number of Antioxidants

Peppermint leaves are loaded with antioxidants, which are useful to ward off cell damage caused by toxins and free radicals, hence also helping with fighting premature aging of the skin. Drinking peppermint tea can help to combat some illnesses and also serve to soothe the body’s system. Peppermint tea is also a good source of Vitamins A and C, Calcium, Potassium, and Folate.

  • Aids Digestion

Peppermint tea helps to soothe the digestive tract, calm an upset stomach, and relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The essential oils found naturally in peppermint help to also alleviate stomach aches and constipation.

  • Alleviates Headaches

Peppermint tea or mint tea contains phenol and flavonoids that help to reduce inflammation and pain. Peppermint tea contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce headaches and migraines, and also soothe muscular and nerve-related tension.

  • Respite in Respiratory Issues

This tea can also help with relieving cough, sore throat, and sniffles. Peppermint tea when drunk hot serves to soothe the respiratory tract by combating infections. It also contains antibacterial properties that fight pathogens that cause respiratory issues. This tea helps to improve lung function by soothing swollen membranes and loosening mucus. It would help to add ginger and honey to this tea to accentuate health benefits.  

  • Helps to Improve Alertness

Both the aroma and the taste of Peppermint tea have an invigorating effect, given the properties found in peppermint. Consuming peppermint tea can potentially improve focus, reduce lethargy and mental fatigue, and increase alertness, without the caffeine kick. Peppermint contains compounds that enhance and arouse both mood and cognition, which in turn helps to improve long-term and working memory and, alertness. Peppermint tea is a great way to gain all these benefits, with truckloads of taste!

  • Boosts Immunity

While there are several factors that support the body’s immunity, the anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties of peppermint tea work to inhibit food-borne toxins and impurities. This in turn enhances the strength of the immune system. Peppermint tea extracts all the goodness of peppermint leaves, and thus contains essential vitamins and nutrients, which fortify the immune system such that a person falls sick less frequently. A strong immunity protects a person from catching seasonal illnesses and other types of illnesses and diseases.

  • Complements the Treatment of Seasonal Flu

Peppermint tea works as a decongestant and expectorant. Consuming this tea brings relief from cough, nasal congestion, and reduces the symptoms of seasonal flu. A hot cup of  peppermint tea works a lot better than a cough drop – the heat of the water and the antimicrobial and antiviral properties of peppermint, enable easy breathing by alleviating congestion. With winter around the corner, this tea would be a great addition to your kitchen supplies.

Takeaway

Peppermint tea is a punchy, refreshing, and invigorating beverage that tastes great both hot and cold. It is rich in antioxidants and does not contain caffeine. If your taste demands, you could add a touch of honey, which not only enhances the taste but also elevates the nutritional benefits.

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