An herb prized for its medicinal benefits and distinctive flavor, peppermint (Mentha piperata) is a naturally occurring hybrid of spearmint (M. spicata) and water mint (M. aquatica).
Peppermint or mint tea is a favorite flavor for many regular tea drinkers. It is commonly associated with providing a cozy treat during warm weather. In addition to being quite flavorful peppermint tea benefits are widely-acknowledged the world over.
Peppermint contains healing volatile oil the powerful therapeutic ingredient menthol, as well as menthone, menthyl acetate and some 40 other compounds.
Relieves Stomach Problems
Peppermint is considered a stomach healer that can assist with irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, stomach aches, diarrhea or constipation.
Aids Digestion :Peppermint acts as a cooling carminative that helps to relieve pain in the digestive tract.
Boost Immune System: Can be beneficial when suffering from cold or flu because it is full of calcium, vitamin B and potassium that can give the immune system a boost. These ingredients can help to relieve the symptoms.
Mint tea is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes the skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness, as well as being a good way to reduce pimples, and it can even relieve some of the symptoms of acne.
Its anti-pruritic properties can be used for treating insect bites. The cooling sensation will relieve the irritating sensation to scratch, and the anti-inflammatory nature of mint will bring down swelling!
It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help cool the skin and remove dandruff (and lice) from the scalp.