More Potential Side Effects of Peppermint Tea

Stay informed about possible risks, contraindications, and side effects of peppermint tea to ensure this tea is a good choice for you.

More and more of us are turning back to more natural, traditional methods of healing, and herbal teas are a simple, effective, delicious way to enjoy the benefits of a multitude of beneficial herbs available to us.

Peppermint tea is one of the most popular herbal tisanes, and this cure-all tea is well known around the world for its many benefits for physical and emotional wellness.

Side Effects of Peppermint Tea

However, even though herbs have been treasured for thousands of years as natural healers, they do have active ingredients and, as such, can potentially cause side effects and interact negatively with other medications, treatments, or herbal remedies. For this reason, it's important to consult with your healthcare provider or herbal practitioner before you add any new herbal tea to your diet or use it topically for yourself or your child.

Here are more potential risks and side effects of peppermint tea (if you missed our first Peppermint Tea Side Effects page, you'll find it here).

Peppermint tea, medications, and herbal remedies

If you are currently taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication or herbal remedy to treat or manage any condition, please ask your healthcare professional whether peppermint tea may interact with or affect your medication. 

Please be especially cautious if you are taking any medications or remedies for the following:

  • Diabetes - Peppermint tea may lower blood sugar levels, so, if you are being treated for diabetes, please avoid this herbal tisane until you've asked your healthcare provider if it may interact with your diabetic medication.
  • High Blood Pressure - Relaxing peppermint tea may increase the effects of herbal remedies or prescription medications for lowering blood pressure.
  • Gallstones - Peppermint tea may help to dissolve small gallbladder stones. As such, if you are currently being treated for gallstones, please ask your healthcare professional if peppermint tea can safely be added to your treatment plan.
  • Indigestion - Helping to manage indigestion and heartburn is another of this tea's many benefits. Peppermint tea may interfere with any medication (prescription or over-the-counter) or herbal remedy for indigestion you are taking.

Allergic reactions to peppermint tea

If drinking peppermint tea leaves you with a headache, makes you feel lightheaded or unsteady on your feet, brings a flush to your skin, or even causes mouth sores, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to this tea.

If these or any other unusual or unpleasant symptoms appear after you've had peppermint tea or used it topically, it's best to avoid this herbal tea.

Side Effects of Peppermint Tea

Your healthcare professional can help with allergy testing to confirm whether or not you do have an allergy to peppermint.

Potential Side Effects of Peppermint Tea Therapeutic Steam

If you're thinking of using peppermint tea in a therapeutic steam to relieve sinus or chest congestion, here are a few precautions you should be aware of first.

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Learn more about possible risks and side effects in drinking and topical use of peppermint tea here.

It's always best to check with your healthcare provider or herbal practitioner before incorporating a new herbal tea into your day, especially if you are considering using the tea to help manage or heal a particular health concern or condition.

And, always educate yourself not only about the benefits of any new tea, but also about its potential side effects and contraindications. 

Overall, peppermint herbal tea is well known as a safe, healthful tea that is chock-full of health and wellness benefits, whether enjoyed hot, warm, or iced, or used topically.

Why not brew yourself a steamy, delicious, healthful cup of peppermint herbal tea today? 

Peppermint Tea Health Benefits

Yes, there are some potential side effects of peppermint tea, but this caffeine-free herbal tea is also chock-full of health benefits. Learn more about peppermint tea's many health and wellness benefits here.

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