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Peppermint Herbal Tea

Peppermint is known for its soothing, aromatic, refreshing and distinctive colours and tastes. The Chinese drink hot peppermint tea to cool off, as the diaphoretic properties open pores to let our access heat. It contains menthol, thymol, and other volatile oils with antiseptic properties. Peppermint is the most widely used herb in the world and is known to stimulate the circulation and a strong remedy for digestive problems. Peppermint tisane is safe for children.

Peppermint is a herb and contains no caffeine. Quite often peppermint is consumed after meals as the oils stimulate the flow of bile to the stomach and helps relieve gas pains. Additionally,  it has been reported and written that peppermint sweetens the breath and calms the digestive system, plus it helps heartburn, stomach ache and nausea.

An interesting and tingling way to use peppermint is to place a handful of peppermint leaves in your bath water which will lower your body temperature - perfect for cooling fevered skin or after working on a hot summer’s day.

Peppermint is believed to be a hybrid species that evolved from spearmint and watermint. However, peppermint has been around so long its genealogy is obscure. It has been reported as a stewing herb by ancient Hebrews and it has been found in 3000 year old Egyptian tombs. 2000 years ago the Japanese cultivated peppermint as a source of menthol.  Peppermint is a primary ingredient in remedies used in the relief of gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, and local aches and pains. Because of it’s bright, pungent flavor, peppermint is often used to mask the unpleasant taste of various medicines. Peppermint tea is made from both the leaves and the flowers. As a hot tea it is cool and refreshing, as an iced tea the menthol content produces a pleasantly chilling taste sensation.

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G. Nicholson - June 4, 2017

Great article Bruce!

Cheryl Hartlen - June 3, 2017

Hi there! Just thinking of this info on peppermint… and how at our church plant sale today… we had offerings of Chocolate Mint, Ginger Mint, Apple Mint and Strawberry Mint! All smelled heavenly… but I am not sure about how to prepare it for tea… and I know Mint (of any variety it seems) is very invasive and needs to be grown in it’s own container to avoid spreading. All the same… “yummm” for those who bought them up!

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