Peppermint Tea and Health - More Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea and health - this cure-all herbal tea can help to ease a headache, relieve a stuffy nose, soothe achy (or smelly) feet, and much more. 

So many of tea's benefits are experienced when we consume this healthful beverage, but, with many teas, the benefits don't end there. Peppermint tea is one of a number of teas that provide impressive aromatherapy and topical benefits, as well.

Keep reading to learn more about peppermint tea and health benefits.

Aromatherapy Benefits of Peppermint Tea

If you are feeling mentally fatigued or need to be especially alert for an important meeting or exam, brew some peppermint tea and breathe in its lovely fragrance before sipping - simply inhaling the aroma of this beneficial herbal tisane will help you feel more alert, focused, and energized immediately.

If a head cold or allergies have left you with a stuffy nose or congested chest or sinuses, peppermint tea (with its wonderful menthol) can provide relief from the pain and discomfort. 

Deeply inhaling peppermint tea's aroma can clear clogged nasal passages and a congested chest (and sipping this herbal tea is so comforting when you're feeling poorly, as well).

Peppermint Tea and Health

If inhaling the steam while sipping your cup of soothing peppermint tea isn't enough to relieve your congestion, try a therapeutic peppermint tea steam for additional relief.

Topical Use of Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea isn't just an enjoyable beverage... this herbal tea has impressive topical benefits, as well.

Apply peppermint tea topically to ease the itch and pain of skin irritations, such as itchiness, hives, rashes, or topical allergic reactions (like poison ivy). Peppermint tea, with its cooling sensation, may also relieve the discomfort of bee stings, insect bites, and minor burns (sunburns and razor burns, for example).

Peppermint tea, when applied topically, may help prevent nipple pain and damage for breastfeeding moms. (Just remember to wash thoroughly before the next feeding, so your baby isn't exposed to the tea. Peppermint tea is considered to be too strong for infants and small children.)

Peppermint Tea Recipe

Ready to enjoy a cup of steamy peppermint tea or a tall, frosty glass of peppermint iced tea? You'll find some tips for making the perfect peppermint tea here.

And, a cool compress of peppermint tea (or a warm, moist peppermint teabag) applied to an aching forehead or temples (wherever the pain is most intense) can ease a throbbing headache or migraine. Aches and pains, such as sprains, menstrual cramps, bruises, muscle cramps, even rheumatic and arthritic pains, can also be alleviated by a peppermint tea compress or peppermint teabags.

A soft cloth dampened with warm (not hot) peppermint tea placed on baby's belly may help to relieve his or her tummy cramps (be very sure to keep the cloth away from baby's face).

Peppermint Tea Footbath

A refreshing peppermint tea footbath is a sure way to comfort and revive tired, aching feet after a long, hard day. Adding some peppermint tea to your bath is an effective remedy for foot or body odor, as well.

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Peppermint herbal tea can support and improve our health and wellness in a multitude of ways... Learn more about peppermint tea's health benefits here. 

If you've been thinking of adding a new tea to your tea cupboard, peppermint tea is an excellent choice. Not only is this tea versatile - it's delicious served hot, warm, or iced, and when blended with other teas - but it is a healer and comforter for so many health concerns, as well.

Whether you sip peppermint tea just to enjoy its delightful taste and aroma, or for one or more of its myriad health and wellness benefits, this tea will leave you feeling calm and refreshed.

After reading about peppermint tea and health, be sure to stay informed about peppermint tea's potential risks, too!

As more and more of us take back control of our health and wellness, we are learning to be more aware of what we put into our bodies.

While herbs have been treasured for centuries for their many physical and emotional benefits, it's still essential to be informed about any possible risks or side effects of any new herbal tea you're thinking of adding to your diet.

Now that you've read about peppermint tea and health benefits, be sure to visit our Peppermint Tea Side Effects page. 

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Peppermint Tea Recipes - Whether you love your peppermint tea hot, iced, or even in a therapeutic peppermint tea steam, you'll find a recipe - plus tips for making peppermint tea - here!

Growing Peppermint - Did you know it's very simple to grow and harvest your own peppermint? Just imagine... you'll be able to enjoy fresh, fragrant peppermint tea whenever you want! 

Your Tips for Growing and Harvesting Peppermint - If you have some helpful suggestions for growing and harvesting your own peppermint for tea, please share them with our other budding gardeners! And see comments and tips from other visitors to our site, too.

Peppermint Tea Side Effects - Be sure to stay informed about any potential peppermint tea side effects, risks, and contraindications for you and your family.

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