Digestive disorders such as indigestion, colitis (spasmodic), irritable bowel syndrome, digestive cramps, flatulence and bloating, nausea, gastrointestinal pain, bad breath (herbal tea or gargle), sore throat (gargle).
For one cup of peppermint tea, use:
– 2/5 teaspoon (2 grams) of dried peppermint leaves.
You can also use fresh leaves of peppermint, count about 5 to 10 leaves for a cup of tea.
– Around 6.8 fl. oz. (200 mL) of water
– Heat water to boiling then pour it over the dried peppermint leaves.
– Infuse for about ten minutes (in order to obtain an effective dose of the active ingredients)
– Strain if necessary with a sieve
Note: it is possible to sweeten the tea with a little honey or lemon juice, or even a little sugar (in general a small amount is necessary as half a teaspoon per cup).
– Drink one cup three times a day for digestive problems, preferably between meals.
– Peppermint tea has natural properties that may benefit your health in several ways. For example against upsted stomach by acting as a muscle relaxant. Drinking tea can help ease digestive system discomfort like: gaz, bloating, and indigestion.
– Thanks to its antibacterial properties, peppermint can kill the germs responsible for dental plaque and act against bad breath.
– As this tea does not contain caffeine, it can be consumed before sleeping. It is believed that peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant, which may contribute to better sleep.
January 06, 2023
By Xavier Gruffat (pharmacist)
University Hospital Cleveland.