Peppermint Tea An Herbal Tea With Pizzaz
Peppermint tea is always an excellent choice. It is an herbal tea, made from the leaves of the peppermint plant. Sometimes it is called simply mint tea. This means it has no caffeine in it, so you can happily drink it with no shock effects to your body.
Peppermint tea has been known throughout history and many people swear by its healing properties. It can help your stomach settle down after a meal, much like a digestion aid. It has a really cool, fresh taste that gives your whole body a nice feeling. It is also good when you have a diarrhea attack or suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. As it settles your stomach, it is also excellent when you have stomach cramps or just tummy ache.
Peppermint does away with bad breath which is why it is often a main ingredient in toothpaste. It is also good for headaches as is the essential oil of peppermint. Not only that but it can help alleviate coughs and colds. Another way to help with coughs and colds is if you can inhale the steam of the peppermint tea (for this it has to be very hot) simply put your face over the steam (careful, not too close) and for extra effect you can cover your head in a towel so the steam is directed to your face and throat. Make sure you have the bowl of tea on a secure table so that you wont spill the hot liquid and burn yourself. If you have a sore throat, try gargling with peppermint tea. The property of menthol in peppermint tea has an antibacterial component which helps get rid of unfriendly bacteria and viruses. It really has many uses. If you have sore muscles, try some peppermint tea. You can also use it to treat skin problems and you can soak a pad in the cool tea and apply to the skin it even soothes sunburn.
As you can see this tea has many, many health benefits, which is why it is and has been such a popular herbal tea. You can buy it at almost any supermarket or go to one of the many tea websites online and purchase it and it will be delivered to your door.
You can make it yourself from the dried or fresh leaves of peppermint, depending on the season. Simply pour boiling water over the leaves and let them steep for a few minutes before you strain the tea. You can drink it hot or cold (its very refreshing served with ice on a hot summers day). It is refreshing and tasty. An amazing tea with many ways to help your body.