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6 Refreshing Reasons to Drink Peppermint Tea

You’ve heard of Peppermint Tea, right?

Most people have. Especially those that enjoy their tea. But not everyone gets the push they need to try it. It’s easier to stay with what you know and like, as opposed to trying something you may not like, after all.

But there’s a reason aside from the refreshing taste that you should try Peppermint Tea.

That reason, quite simply, is your health. Tea is more than just a refreshment. Even if it’s a great one. It can tangibly improve your quality of life, by reducing stress, freshening your breath, preventing nausea and much more.

With this in mind, let’s explore some reasons you should start drinking Peppermint Tea.

1) Freshens Breath

Everyone knows this one, but it’s not an effect that should be underestimated.

Coffee breath is – to say the least – pretty unappealing to many of us. So, why go through it when you could drink some peppermint tea, come away with similar benefits and have fresh breath?

That benefit speaks for itself really.

2) Soothes Respiratory Disorders

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Peppermint itself – what you’ll obviously use to make your tea – is a very powerful herb. It has the potential to relieve respiratory disorders in a number of ways, purely because of what the herb contains.

  • Antihistamine

Firstly, it’s an antihistamine. Which is what hayfever tablets and similar are. They block the chemical histamine, to prevent inflammation and other allergy side-effects when an allergy is non-life threatening (again, think hayfever!). Making breathing easier.

It’ll then help decongest you when your airways are blocked up with mucus. Menthol present in the peppermint will then allow for a soothing and cooling blast of fresh breathing – making its decongestant effects all the more beneficial.

  • Ketone

Ketone is basically a fancy word for it’ll dissolve your mucus. Yep, you read that right – it’ll actually break down the mucus in your airways and clear them up. You’ll breathe easier and feel far better while doing it.

  • Antispasmodic

What the heck does that mean, huh?

Antispasmodic means that it’ll relax the muscles of the respiratory tract. This is especially important for those with asthma, as it means that it’s going to help calm the tightening muscles that make breathing hard.

While this benefit is only good for very mild asthma attacks, and is not to be used to replace an inhaler, the benefits are lasting. Meaning that if you drink Peppermint Tea during the day, you’ll find the irritation and shortness of breath will be far less present.

For a more in-depth look at these benefits in particular, you can check out this article on it.

Pretty cool benefits just for changing your choice of tea.

3) Reduces And Prevents Nausea

“Get some peppermint!” You’ve probably been told this by a variety of old people in your life when suffering from nausea. Especially pregnancy induced nausea. But is it true?

Well, peppermint is so relaxing that it can genuinely ease the stomach into a more relaxed state. In this relaxed state, the stomach muscles work with less tension – which allows for the acids in the stomach to break down everything in it a lot faster.

With the stomach moving things through faster, it eases the tension on the body and reduces the amount of bloating, fullness and gas buildups that come with the digestive process. As well as reducing vomiting, when combined with controlled breathing.

All of this is still preliminary in the world of science, but there are studies proving it to be true. A study on Controlled Breathing can be found here. A study on Peppermint Oil and IBS can be found here.

Guess the old wive’s tales were true.

4) Uplifts Mood

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As with all teas, it helps pick you up.

There’s something not quite explainable about how sipping a cup of tea puts things into perspective. But it does. Especially with that added menthol kick, to really perk you back up and help you back on your feet.

If you ever need a burst of motivation and inspiration, a good cup of Peppermint Tea will get you there. Plus, it’ll help melt away all of that unnecessary stress. Further improving the benefits you’ll feel from it.

5) Fights Common Cold

You may have noticed that respiratory problems and nausea are commonly associated with a cold. So, in that sense, it helps fight the common cold too. It’s a good alternative to using medication to ease the symptoms, if you’re that way inclined.

6) Increases Concentration

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Incredibly, just the aroma of peppermint alone can improve your cognitive function.

Peppermint seems to be one of those herbs that is capable of doing it all. It doesn’t fall short here either. A study in Ohio proved that peppermint can make us more alert, have improved memory retention and longer attention spans.

With a 28% improvement, that’s nothing to turn your nose up at. Want the science behind it? Check out this great article. Yes, it focuses on the aroma of peppermint specifically, but those benefits translate into your tea too. (You will be smelling it, after all!)

There’s 6 refreshing reasons that you need to start drinking Peppermint Tea today. But don’t let that fool you, there’s clearly many more benefits to peppermint that we’re still only scratching the surface of. Don’t you think it’s worth giving a try?

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If you’re sold on the idea, why not give our Peppermint Tea a try?

We even have sample sizes available for those that want to give it a try with very little commitment.

What about you, what’re you using your Peppermint Tea to treat? Or is it just something you enjoy drinking? Let us know in the comments below. We really love hearing how you’re enjoying the tea!


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