Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the most common spices used in almost all cultures of the world. This medicinal plant is very rich in menthol, a volatile oil and the main agent of this plant. Peppermint and menthol taste is the most popular one for chewing gums, toothpastes and other daily products we all use. Peppermint is added to many of our favorite dishes, starting from meat and fish and ending up with candies and chocolate.

This medicinal herb is very frequently used in the form of peppermint tea prepared from dry leaves of peppermint, and this tea has a vast variety of therapeutic values and properties. This medicinal plant is a very rich source of many essential nutrients and vitamins, including beta-carotene, folate, Vitamins A, B complex and C, magnesium, iron, copper, potassium, and even omega 3 fatty acids. Regular use of peppermint is linked to a number of benefits.

  • Health Benefits Of PeppermintPeppermint is considered to be among the greatest natural aids for digestion. It has been used for thousands of years to treat nausea, diarrhea, indigestion and many related problems.
  • Peppermint tea can calm down the muscles of the stomach, relieve cramps and colic, improve fat digestion and make it easy for the foods to pass through our digestive system
  • This tea is a good herbal remedy for irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Peppermint is a good solution for flatulence and bloating.
  • Studies have shown that peppermint has very potent anti-cancer properties and can be used to block tumor formation.
  • Health benefits of peppermint include its excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects, that is why peppermint can be used to kill all types of bacteria.
  • This herbal remedy is considered a great help to those who suffer from various respiratory problems like colds, a flue, bronchitis, etc. Peppermint is a usual ingredient of chest rubs and massage oils for relieving the symptoms of respiratory diseases.
  • Being a great expectorant, peppermint tea can assist in thinning and evacuating mucus, this way relieving whooping coughs and chest pains.
  • Peppermint has clear anti-fungal properties and can be used to treat candida infections.
  • Peppermint tea has been used for ages to calm down headaches.
  • Other very important health benefits of peppermint tea include the powers of this natural product to relieve anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and other negative effects of stresses.
  • Peppermint tea can be used externally to treat skin irritations, cuts, infections, itching, athlete’s foot, and many other skin problems.
  • Peppermint tea is among the most effective remedies for halitosis (bad breath).
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