Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Peppermint Tea Health Benefits

Peppermint tea can provide a variety of health benefits. It can help to get rid of constipation, acid reflux and sore throat. It can also help to get over insomnia.

Peppermint Tea Recipe

Take two cups of water in a sauce pan. Add a tsp of dried peppermint leaves and boil it for 15 minutes. Let it cool down. Add a tbsp of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it. Strain the liquid and it is ready for drinking.

Mint Leaves
Source: Wikimedia Commons: Kham Tran
Peppermint Tea for Skin

Prepare fresh peppermint tea without any additives. Apply it to your face with a cotton ball. Wash it off after 30 minutes. It can help to fight acne, blackheads and dermatitis. Mint has a cooling effect on the skin. It can also be used topically as a treatment for rashes from poison ivy and poison oak. 


Peppermint tea can help to get rid of constipation. Anything less than three bowel movements a week is regarded as constipation. Constipation is a very common disorder. The reasons for constipation are low intake of dietary fiber and water. Three to four cups of peppermint tea every day improves digestion and helps to get rid of constipation. Peppermint tea can also improve the function of gallbladder by promoting the flow of bile. 

Acid Reflux

Peppermint tea with honey is a very good remedy for acid reflux. Acid reflux is due to the food flowing back from the stomach to the esophagus causing heartburn. Take 3-4 glasses of peppermint tea every day to get rid of acid reflux. This is one of the useful health benefits. 


Peppermint tea has a calming effect on your nerves. It can be used as a herbal aid to get over the insomnia. Insomnia is a very difficult condition. Tossing and turning in the bed without sleep every night may have bad effects on your health. Drinking warm peppermint tea with honey just before bed can help you to sleep better. Peppermint tea has a soothing effect on your nerves. It can help you to get rid of headache, pain and colds. 

Sore Throat

Peppermint tea can help to soothe your throat, if you have a sore throat. Sore throat could be due to viral or bacterial infection. Bacterial infection has to be treated with antibiotics. Peppermint tea can provide relief in cases of sore throat due to viral infection. Four to five cup of warm peppermint tea every will help to soothe the throat.

Upset Stomach

Peppermint is a very popular remedy for upset stomach. It promotes digestion. It contains volatile oils that can help to cure upset stomach. It is also a very good remedy for bloating stomach and can help to get rid of stomach cramps. 

These are some of the health benefits of peppermint tea. 

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