When most people think of peppermint, they think of bubblegum. Many people chew Peppermint bubble gum for the flavor, as well as to fight bad breath. Peppermint has a very pleasant smell and a refreshing flavor due to it’s high menthol content.
Peppermint is an herb from the Menthe family. Being an herb, Peppermint has many health benefits which will be discussed in this article.
There are 11 Green Teas from Bambino’s Gourmet Kitchen that has organic, non-GMO Peppermint in the tea blend. The Peppermint adds an amazing flavor to the tea as well as additional health benefits. We do however, recommend, adding fresh mint to the finished tea as well.
No Tunisian Green Tea is complete without having the addition of Peppermint in it. This adds an amazing flavor and increases the health benefits of the Tunisian Green Tea.
Health Benefits of Mint (Taken from Medical News Today):
- One of the highest antioxidant contents of any food.
- Allergies: Mint plants contain an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent called rosmarinic acid. This has been studied for its effectiveness in relieving seasonal allergy symptoms, revealing a promising natural treatment.
- Breast-feeding: Breast-feeding offers significant benefits for both infant and parent, but it can cause pain and damage to the nipple. A study published in April 2007 in the International Breastfeeding Journal suggested that peppermint water may help prevent nipple cracks and nipple pain in first-time mothers who are breastfeeding.
- Common cold: Mint contains menthol, a natural aromatic decongestant that helps to break up phlegm and mucus, making it easier to expel. Menthol also has a cooling effect and can help relieve a sore throat, especially when combined with tea.
- Indigestion and gas: Mint is a calming and soothing herb that has been used for thousands of years to aid with upset stomach or indigestion. Mint is thought to increase bile secretion and encourage bile flow, which helps to speed and ease digestion (and which may also support healthy cholesterol levels). Peppermint is also thought to relieve pain and discomfort from gas and bloating. Peppermint tea is a common home remedy for flatulence.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): The use of peppermint oil has been found to be an effective and safe treatment for those suffering from abdominal pain or discomfort associated with IBS. Enteric-coated capsules are most effective and prevent the capsule from dissolving in the stomach, which could cause heartburn.In one double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, 75% of patients with IBS who took enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules twice daily for 4 weeks had at least a 50% reduction in total IBS symptoms (compared to no significant change in patients taking a placebo).
- Gastric ulcers: In a study in animals, menthol was found to help protect the lining of the stomach from the negative effects of indomethacin and ethanol, giving it a potential role in preventing gastric ulcers associated with alcohol consumption and regular use of painkillers.
- Pain relief: Applying peppermint extract externally has been found to increase pain threshold in humans. Part of the bushmint family (Hyptis), Brazilian mint (Hyptis crenata) has been found to be as effective for pain relief as a synthetic aspirin-style drug indomethacin when taken as a “tea”.
- Oral health: Mint is a natural anti-microbial agent and breath freshener.
- Stress Relief
- Helps people sleep
- Sinus Relief
- Soothe Stomach problems
- Put in a tea bag to help with skin problems.
As you can see, the peppermint herb is a super food with many health benefits. Combined with just Green Tea or with the Green Tea and other ingredients, our amazing will help you to feel better and stay healthy.