Benefits of Peppermint Tea for Health & Wellbeing

You'll love the benefits of peppermint tea for soothing a troubled tummy, easing feelings of stress, comforting a cold, freshening breath, and so much more. 

Caffeine-free peppermint tea, which is made from the fresh or dried leaves of the peppermint plant (Mentha piperita L.), is treasured in traditional herbal medicine for its many beneficial properties. This tea not only offers incredible support for wellness as a beverage, but provides topical and aromatherapy benefits, too. 

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Here are some of the many benefits of peppermint tea you'll enjoy when you brew a cup of this delicious, potent herbal tea.

  • Sip some comforting peppermint tea to ease stress and worry and feel more positive, peaceful, and refreshed. This tea is an excellent source of menthol, which is known to help loosen up muscles and promote feelings of calm. If you've had a stressful or active day and can't seem to settle down enough to sleep or even enjoy your evening, try a cup of peppermint tea. By soothing your troubled or busy mind and encouraging your body to relax, this tea may help you unwind in no time. 

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  • Alleviate tummy troubles with peppermint tea. Peppermint tea's menthol may help to relax and calm the stomach and bring relief from nausea or an upset or troubled tummy. This herbal tea can aid in relieving flatulence and the discomfort of gassiness, too, and leave you feeling less bloated. If your stomach tends to act up while you're traveling, why not stow some peppermint teabags in your purse or carry-on bag for a simple, natural remedy for upset stomach? Or, take a thermos of soothing hot peppermint tea or refreshing iced peppermint tea along on your travels in case you begin feeling carsick or seasick. 

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  • Drink peppermint tea to support healthy digestion. Not only can this fragrant herbal tea calm the stomach, but it may also provide other benefits for the digestive system. If you're experiencing sluggish digestion or an uncomfortable bout of constipation, sip some peppermint tisane to help relax the digestive-tract muscles, encourage proper peristaltic movements, and increase the flow of bile and other digestive juices, helping to keep everything working and moving well. 

Ready to enjoy these benefits of peppermint tea? 

Now that you're getting to know how very good this tea can be for us, you're likely ready to get brewing! You'll find some simple recipes here for making hot or iced peppermint tea. And why not grow and harvest your own peppermint for tea? 

  • Because peppermint tea can promote healthy digestion and ease stress, it may also aid in preventing hemorrhoids
  • Research suggests that calming peppermint tea can provide support in lessening some of the symptoms and discomfort of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This tea, with its antispasmodic and pain-relieving benefits, may help to soothe painful stomach and intestinal muscle spasms, and reduce diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal bloating that can accompany IBS. 
  • Enjoy the benefits of peppermint tea for encouraging liver and gallbladder health. Drinking this herbal tisane regularly may help to keep the liver and gallbladder in good working order and improve the flow of bile. And, regular consumption of peppermint tea may be a helpful addition to your overall treatment plan for dissolving small gallbladder stones. 
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  • Ease a headache with calming peppermint tea. Steep a mug of peppermint tea and sip the helping brew to encourage relaxation of tense muscles and settle a worried mind. Gently bathing your forehead and temples with cooled peppermint tea (or with a cool, moist peppermint teabag) may also provide support for an achy head, and steaming with peppermint tea is a natural, soothing way to aid in clearing any congestion that may be contributing to your headache. 
  • Peppermint tea can be a wonderfully helpful tea during your period. From easing the discomfort of menstrual cramps, to soothing an achy head and body, to relieving worries and fatigue, this helping tea is a simple, effective way to feel better quickly during that time of the month. And, peppermint tea is a natural way to ease the bloating that often comes with your period. 

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Herbal teas are truly amazing... so simple, effective, and affordable, with countless varieties available and so many wellness benefits. And peppermint tea, which is one of our favorites around the world, is a wonderful choice for your tea stash. Delightfully tasty and aromatic, this comforting brew can provide support for many common ailments and promote wellness in a multitude of ways. 

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We typically turn to iced teas to help us cool off in the summer. While iced peppermint tea is an incredibly refreshing drink in the heat a summer afternoon, you may be surprised to find that weak, hot peppermint tea may be just as - or even more - effective at helping you cool off on a hot day. 

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