Peppermint tea is a drink that is either a mixture of tea and peppermint (Mentha piperita) or a tisane (infusion) of peppermint alone. This drink is said to have health benefits. It is sometimes called mint tea, a phrase that could also refer to tea. Tea made solely from peppermint leaves is naturally caffeine-free.
Peppermint tea benefits are widely-acknowledged the world over.An herb prized for its medicinal benefits and distinctive flavor, peppermint (Mentha piperata) is a naturally occurring hybrid of spearmint (M. spicata) and water mint (M. aquatica).
Peppermint contains inits healing volatile oil the powerful therapeutic ingredient menthol, as well as menthone, menthyl acetate and some 40 other compounds.
Dried peppermint leaves are used to make a minty, refreshing tea that is highly satisfying both hot and cold. A native of the Mediterranean, peppermint leaves were often used to crown luminaries in ancient Greece and Rome. It continues to be revered for its refreshingly light aroma, as well as its natural, caffeine-free taste.
As well having superior flavor, peppermint tea possesses the following health benefits:
Peppermint tea treats irritable bowel syndrome
Peppermint tea eases nausea and vomiting
Peppermint tea controls flatulence and diverticular disorders
Peppermint tea improves digestion and reduce heartburn
Peppermint tea dissolves gallstones
Peppermint tea reduces the severity of herpes outbreaks
Peppermint tea fights bad breath
Peppermint tea controls muscle aches and chronic pain
Peppermint tea clears congestion and cough related to colds and allergies
Peppermint tea controls mild asthma
Peppermint tea fights stress