Peppermint tea: Refreshing option for your summer evenings

An ancient form of medicine used by Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a combination of water mint and spearmint.

It gets its minty taste, calmative and cooling properties from menthol and is well known for its refreshing & delectable flavor.

When brewed as a tea, Peppermint releases menthol which is known to be a muscle relaxant. It also affects GABA receptors in the brain, which helps to reduce stress and boost mood. These qualities may make it an ideal flavoured tea for people who want to keep their memory healthy. So, on a stressful day of work or just a physically draining day, one can take peppermint tea to relax and unwind.

On a warm summer evening, peppermint tea makes for an excellent concoction to cool your system down while also having myriad health and beauty benefits. A cup of peppermint tea can help you in ways more than just one.

Helps with digestion
According to studies, menthol, the active oil in mint, is responsible for the antiseptic and antibacterial properties that make it an excellent choice to aid digestion. Its adaptogenic properties mean it can help balance the body in whatever way is needed.
Eases headaches
The active ingredient properties of menthol is said to lessen the pain of migraine headaches. A soothing cup of peppermint tea can reduce pain and help you to relax when you’re suffering from a headache. Peppermint is often blended with other herbs and spices like lavender and ginger for healing and therapeutic effects.
Fights off free radicals
Antioxidants help fight against free radicals, which can hamper the growth and development of cells in the body. Peppermint tea is said to have some antioxidant properties that help in fighting off these radicals.
Treats Bad Breath
Most mouth fresheners have peppermint in it, similarly consuming peppermint tea with menthol helps promote fresh breath. Its antibacterial properties help wash off any possible plaque that can lead to bad smell. To reap the fresh breath benefits of peppermint tea, you can consume one cup first thing in the morning. You can also drink peppermint tea after consuming foods such as garlic or onions to neutralize the odors.
Reduces Stress
When it comes to relieving stress and anxiety, peppermint tea is one of the best go to options. The menthol present acts as a muscle relaxant and is antispasmodic in nature, helping you relax and leaving all your worries aside. Consuming hot peppermint tea can help to lower your overall body temperature. This allows your body to relax and alleviates any inflammation. Anti-inflammatory properties also help reduce blood pressure, inducing a calm state.
Promotes Healthy Skin & Hair
Peppermint is used in a plethora of skin care treatments at salons to promote a healthy scalp. It can help treat dandruff by reducing itchiness while also soothing dry scalps. For its best results, wash hair using peppermint tea and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing it off. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce redness caused by acne. Also, its antiseptic properties help avoid the build up of impurities that can clog pores. The soothing effects of peppermint are useful for treating skin rashes, irritation and more.

This article was shared with Prittle Prattle News as a Press Release.

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