More Research about Peppermint Herb Tea

Traditional medicine has treasured peppermint herb tea for many years, and current research is confirming the wellness benefits of this powerful herb.

Many of us reach to the medicine cabinet for something to relieve everyday aches, pains, and health concerns (such as headaches, indigestion, cramps, or insomnia). However, your tea stash can help and heal many common health complaints, as well! A steamy cup of hot tea or a revitalizing glass of iced tea is chock-full of health and wellness benefits.

Peppermint is one of the herbs that has caught the interest of scientific researchers. Here is more of what their studies are revealing about this powerful herb. (If you missed our first page about peppermint research, you'll find it here.)

Peppermint's antiviral properties and HSV

Early laboratory research suggests that peppermint may help to inhibit the Herpes simplex virus (HSV).

When HSV types 1 and 2 were treated with peppermint extract in vitro in a 2006 study at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany, both types of the virus were significantly neutralized.

In addition to peppermint extract, the HSV was also treated with a number of other extracts in this study, including lemon balm, prunella, rosemary, sage, and thyme extracts.

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These extracts were also found to be effective in inhibiting the virus.

Further research is needed in this area, but the researchers suggested that these extracts, when used topically, may be an effective therapeutic treatment against recurrent herpes infections. You can learn more about this study here. 

Peppermint's anti-fungal benefits

A 2010 laboratory study at the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, India, targeted the effectiveness of plant oils in fighting Candida-related infections (such as Candida albicans). 

Two plant oils - peppermint and eucalyptus - were found to be particularly effective at fighting Candida. You'll find an abstract of this research here.

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Peppermint's ability to decrease abdominal pain in children

A 2003 review considering treatments for recurrent abdominal pain in children and teens (aged 5 to 18 years) showed that those given peppermint-oil enteric-coated capsules experienced a significant reduction in pain as compared to a control group.

Enteric-coated capsules help to target the small and large intestines specifically by releasing the peppermint oil in the intestines, rather than the stomach.

The abstract for this review can be found here.

Peppermint Herb Tea Steam

Peppermint tea isn't just a delicious, refreshing beverage... it can also be used in a therapeutic, healing steam!

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You can keep reading about peppermint research here or, if you're not really a research-y kind of person, pay a visit, instead, to our Peppermint Tea Benefits page, where you'll find lots of information about amazing peppermint herb tea (without the research details).

Peppermint tea is one of a multitude of herbal teas that are powerful, natural healers - but please be safe and always stay informed about any herbal tea in your household, whether it's consumed as a beverage or used topically.

Did you know...

Peppermint tea is also referred to as 'mint tea.'

You can learn more about possible side effects associated with peppermint herbal tea here. And, be sure to ask your herbal practitioner or healthcare provider about any new herbal tisane you add to your daily routine, especially if you plan to use the tea to help manage or treat any specific condition or concern.

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