More Peppermint Tea Benefits

Peppermint tea is so delicious and comforting, and the many peppermint tea benefits are an additional reason to steep and savor a cup of this healthful tea. 

If you've been thinking of adding a new tea to your tea cupboard, peppermint tea (aka "mint tea") is a wonderful choice. Not only is this tea versatile - it's delicious served hot, cold, or at room temperature, and when blended with other teas - but it can also promote wellness in a multitude of ways. Peppermint tea is one of a number of teas that can provide aromatherapy and topical benefits, too. 

Keep reading to learn more about peppermint tea benefits (if you missed our first page about the many ways this tea can support us, you'll find it here).

  • Comfort a cold with peppermint tea. Drinking some soothing peppermint tea when you're battling a cold can be so comforting... and the menthol in peppermint tea can provide other benefits, as well, when you're under the weather. If you're feeling congested or stuffed up, or have a phlegmy throat, sipping some peppermint tea may bring relief, or why not nurture yourself with a therapeutic peppermint tea steam
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  • Drink some peppermint tea to soothe a sore, dry, or scratchy throat. If a cold, allergies, or overuse of your voice has irritated your throat, you may find relief in a steamy cup of peppermint tisane. This tea - especially with a dollop of honey added - can help to soothe your sore, dry throat and ease a persistent cough. If you feel a sore throat coming on, gargling with warm peppermint tea a few times a day may act as an effective preventive measure. Sipping peppermint tea can also be a nurturing remedy for people who use their voice continuously in their jobs... Why not keep a few peppermint teabags and a small jar of honey on hand at work for those days your throat could use some TLC? 

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  • Alleviate a toothache or soothe tender gums with peppermint tea. As you sip your peppermint tea, swish it gently in your mouth to aid in easing a toothache or pacifying sore gums. A warm, moistened peppermint teabag applied to the achy tooth or gums may also help with pain relief. 
  • Peppermint tea is a natural breath freshener. There is a very good reason why peppermint is such a popular ingredient in commercial toothpastes and mouthwashes... This herb, with its distinctive flavor and refreshing taste, is a very effective breath freshener. Peppermint tea's antibacterial properties can also help to destroy harmful bacteria in our mouths. If you find yourself caught without a toothbrush and toothpaste, try gargling well with warm or iced peppermint tea to freshen your breath quickly, easily, and naturally. 
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  • Enjoy topical peppermint tea benefits. Peppermint tea isn't just an enjoyable beverage... This herbal tea can be helpful when used topically, too. A warm or cool peppermint tea compress may help to ease irritated or itchy skin, sunburn, razor burn, muscle cramps, or achy joints. A refreshing peppermint tea foot soak is a sure way to comfort and revive tired, sore feet after a long, hard day, and adding some peppermint tea to your bath may aid in lessening foot or body odor, as well. 

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  • Appreciate peppermint tea's aromatherapy benefits. 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 revitalizing aroma before sipping to feel immediately more alert, focused, and energized. 

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Soothing, revitalizing peppermint tea is chock-full of so many wellness benefits. If you're ready to steep a steamy cup of peppermint tea, or pour a tall, frosty glass of iced peppermint tea, drop by our Peppermint Tea Recipes section for some quick and easy recipes for enjoying this herbal tisane to the fullest. So delicious... and you'll enjoy these many peppermint tea benefits, too. 

And, before you brew a pot of this fragrant tea, be sure to read up on some potential precautions on our Peppermint Tea Side Effects page

Many of us have our favorite teas that we enjoy regularly. If you're thinking of expanding your tea stash, why not consider peppermint tea? This potent herbal tea will leave you feeling calm and refreshed, and it can support and nurture physical and emotional wellness in so many ways. 

A Compress for Peppermint Tea Benefits

A warm or cool moistened peppermint teabag makes a very effective compress for a spot treatment on skin or an achy tooth or gums. 

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