Peppermint is the most drinkable tea in the world and among the top teas that people love. Quality peppermint leaves are used for the best peppermint tea.
For thousands of years, this herb inspires and calms people. It is an excellent remedy for stomach problems; you can use it also for liver diseases and in an increased amount of stomach acid.
About the plant
Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) is a natural hybrid of two species of mint, but its source is not confirmed. It is one of the most widely used medicinal plants besides chamomile. It was used in Egyptian and ancient times. People cherished it for the smell which they believed it soothes the nervous system.
The plant is also a part of Greek mythology. According to a legend, it was originally a nymph’s and Pluto’s lover. When his wife Persephone discovered the affair, she was so angry that she bewitched competitor in the low plant, which can be trampled.
Pluto couldn’t undo the enchantment, it can only be mitigated, and therefore, he endowed her with the sweet smell of mint that smells amazing whenever her leaves are crushed.
What does it help with?
The tea helps with nervousness, nervous heart, poor sleep, headaches, and even migraines as it has a sedative effect. You can use its compress for itching skin, insect bites and neuralgia.
Benefits for health
We know many benefits of mint tea. It is good for stomach and intestinal problems, it calms the nerves and strengthens them.
It affects the secretion of bile, urine, and gastric juices. It is an excellent anti-emetic and a good antiseptic for colds.
This tea is also valued for menstrual problems. Repels wind, spasms, relaxes peripheral blood vessels, promotes sweating, simultaneously cools and soothes pain.
Clinical tests have shown that the particular essential oil in capsules effectively helps with sensitive bowel, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, and abdominal pain.
It has a beneficial effect on the nerves; it relieves headaches and prevents insomnia. It affects the liver and lungs. It also helps to cool and clear the head and eyes and activating a central heater. These are mint tea benefits that can help you with your health problems.
How to make the tea?
The recipe is very simple. Use 2 teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves and pour 2 ounces of hot water on them. Water shouldn’t boil. Leave it for 10 minutes, strain and enjoy the aromatic beverage with a pleasant refreshing smell. You can also prepare it with tea bags; just follow the preparation instructions from the manufacturer.
What is it good for?
Peppermint tea will calm you so it is recommended when you have problems with stress. It is also perfect for anyone who loves unhealthy sugary and salty snacks when feeling under stress. Since it calms, it also helps to sleep, which is essential for weight loss.
Certain hormones are secreted only during sleep. There are some physical processes happening when you sleep that are essential for weight loss. It also helps to suppress appetite and is rich in magnesium that prevents cramps.
In order to make the drink even better for weight loss, it is best to combine with lemon. In this case, we absorb vitamin C which is not only essential for the immune system but also for burning fat. Lemon juice caters to accelerate metabolism too so this is like killing two birds with one stone.
Pour boiling water over 2 teaspoons of peppermint and let it stand for 5 minutes. Drain and add the lemon juice when the tea is no longer hot. If you add lemon juice in hot drink, the high temperature will destroy vitamin C so avoid it.
Make yourself a mojito cocktail
Did you try Mojito yet? Just for the record, the popularity of the Mojito cocktail was provided by Ernest Hemingway when he drank it in La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana. The restaurant sells more than 400 refreshing cocktails daily because of him.
For the Mojito cocktail, you will need fresh peppermint leaves. Put one teaspoon of sugar in the glass; add the juice of half a lime and the leaves of peppermint.
Then pour a little soda or mineral water in the glass so the sugar melts. Add 0.5 dl of white rum, 3 ice cubes, and the remaining soda or mineral water (90 milliliters).
You can decorate the Mojito cocktail with a slice of lime and here you go!
Possible side effects
Peppermint tea stimulates blood circulation, which use can lead to heart disease in the long-term. You can drink it for about a week and then stop drinking it for some time. Even long-term use of essential oils for inhalation may be harmful.
Since herb irritates the mucous membranes, the child can drink it for a week, not longer. Babies shouldn’t drink it at all. It reduces the secretion of milk in nursing mothers. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid its use in larger quantities such as in conventional cooking recipes.
Take a sip and refresh
I am a peppermint tea drinker for a long time now. My mother has the plant in her garden and it grows perfectly. This is a plant that doesn’t need special care so you can grow it in your garden if you have one.
You can also buy tea from the manufacturers. It is the best natural solution after a hard-working day. It has a calming effect on nerves and the entire nervous system so you can drink it after stressful situations.
Do you want a relaxing drink in the evening that will rock you into sleep? Did you think of green tea?
This is not a good solution, it is not appropriate because it has caffeine that will make you stay awake longer, especially if you are sensitive to caffeine. Peppermint herbal tea is your answer when time is getting late. It will help you relax and prepare you for good night sleep.
People love refreshing menthol taste that you can find also in other products like candies, tobacco, toothpaste, cosmetics, etc. I am not surprised if you will make a habit and drink peppermint tea often. I am sure you will love it.