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Peppermint Tea for Health: An Overview

You've likely indulged in a minty, refreshing, enlivening cup of peppermint tea and breathed in the therapeutic properties for both mind and body. There’s nothing quite like this rejuvenating tea, especially in the colder months and iced peppermint tea is also an uplifting treat when the weather is warm!

In this article, we’ll go over some standout potential benefits of peppermint tea, and how you can start taking advantage of this herbal remedy starting today. There’s few teas as rewarding as sipping on peppermint, so keep reading to learn more!

What is Peppermint Tea?

Tea bag on background of mint and and cup of tea

Peppermint is an herb that’s been used for thousands of years for its awakening, minty taste and potential health benefits. The leaves of this herb actually contain several beneficial essential oils – including menthol, menthone and limonene.

These oils are what give peppermint tea its health properties – as much of the studies and research that has been done is on peppermint oil. The tea itself has not been studied much scientifically, but since the oil is present in the tea leaves, you can assume some of the same benefits apply.

Peppermint tea and various tea blends are made from the dried leaves of peppermint plants. These teas are typically enjoyed warm, but can also be cooled and savored over ice for a refreshing, minty treat.

Potential Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea

Bunch of fresh green organic mint leaf on wooden table closeup

 1) Helps Calm Digestive Upset

Probably the most well-known potential benefit of peppermint tea is that it can help to ease the digestive tract – and relieve you of any discomfort stemming from digestion troubles.

Studies using peppermint oil have shown to be beneficial in helping to relieve uncomfortable symptoms like gas, bloating, and indigestion. In addition, it may help reduce nausea and vomiting, making it a favorite for pregnant women with morning sickness.

To reap the potential digestive health benefits of peppermint tea, drink it after your meals to assist with proper digestion and help alleviate discomfort.

 2) May Help Relieve Headaches

Peppermint has also been studied for its ability to help relax muscles and ease pain – potentially helping to alleviate headaches. The main property in peppermint oil that helps with this is the menthol, which works to increase blood flow and give a cooling sensation, which may help ease pain.

While there’s no evidence that peppermint tea can help relieve headaches, research suggests that peppermint oil can – therefore inhaling the aromas of peppermint tea may have the same effect.

 3) May Help Freshen Breath

Next, it’s probably no surprise that minty peppermint can do wonders for your breath. In fact, this herb is a common flavoring in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and gums.

Because the leaf has antibacterial properties, it can kill germs that can cause dental plaque, and also help improve your breath. Studies show that a peppermint mouth rinse improved breath – so peppermint tea may have the same effect.

4) Supports Enhanced Energy

Though not much research has been done on the effects of peppermint tea on energy levels, studies have shown that the natural compounds present in peppermint leaves may have positive effects on energy levels.

Studies have shown that peppermint oil may help reduce fatigue and daytime sleepiness.

 5) Supports Immune Health

Naturally, peppermint contains phytochemicals – or powerful plant-based antioxidants – along with other vitamins and minerals that can help strengthen the body’s defenses.

In addition, peppermint also includes antibacterial and antiviral properties which can help the body fight intrusive bacteria and viruses – and also support the immune system and promote total body wellness.

 6) Promotes Good Concentration

Next, you may have noticed that peppermint can help you feel more awake and alert. And studies on peppermint oil show that this can also have a welcome benefit on your mental clarity and concentration.

It’s been shown that this potential benefit of peppermint may come from ingestion or inhalation – and you do both with peppermint tea. In studies it was shown that peppermint oil helped increase alertness and memory, and helped people perform better on cognitive tests.

This also makes peppermint tea a great choice to savor as a morning boost or afternoon pick-me-up!

How to Use Peppermint Tea

 Tea composition with mint leaf on wooden palette

There are different types of peppermint teas available, including loose leaf teas and convenient tea bags. The most important thing is that you find a high-quality tea that will give you a rich, flavorful brew, and contains premium raw ingredients.

To make hot tea using a peppermint tea bag…

Boil your water and add it into a cup with your tea bag. Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like it. Remove tea bag and discard or save for another cup.

To make iced peppermint tea…

Follow the instructions for making the hot tea, but after removing the tea bag, pour the contents into a cup or travel mug full of ice!

Why 310 Jasmine Mint Tea?

For an exciting twist on regular peppermint, 310 Jasmine Mint Tea offers enhanced taste and gentle cleansing properties – with a blend of additional beneficial teas and ingredients.

310 Jasmine Mint Tea…

  • Contains a cleansing blend of proven herbs that support gentle detoxification, weight loss, weight management, and a healthy lifestyle
  • Includes refreshing peppermint leaves combined with lightly-sweet and uplifting jasmine flowers – supporting good digestion, a calm attitude, and stress management
  • Features green and oolong teas, which contain powerful antioxidants that support immune and total body health, along with a healthy metabolism
  • Features rooibos and yerba mate teas, which may help increase fullness and support appetite control
  • Comes in convenient “pyramid style” tea bags that are incredibly easy to steep, for quick, easy, and mess-free steeping
  • Perfect to enjoy morning, afternoon, or evening and can also help boost your motivation for your workouts

What Pairs Well With Jasmine Mint Tea?

Wondering what additional products pair well with 310 Jasmine Mint Tea? Check out some suggestions, below…

Blackberry Lemonade – Make your own, healthy version of an iced tea/lemonade by combining this juicy lemonade flavor with cooled Jasmine Mint Tea in a glass with ice!

Peach Tea – In the mood for something more fruity? Switch up your daily tea routine by trying 310 Peach Tea, which also features gently-cleansing ingredients with real peach flavor.

Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules – Apple Cider Vinegar is known to aid digestion, support gut health, and promote full body cleansing – and these easy-to-take capsules are a much more convenient and safer option than drinking straight ACV!  

Peppermint Tea Frequently Asked Questions:

Does peppermint tea contain caffeine?

Peppermint tea doesn’t contain caffeine, yet is known to have naturally-awakening properties. Herbal blends sometimes do contain caffeine, so always check the individual product labels. 310 Jasmine Mint tea contains some ingredients with caffeine (like green and oolong teas), however, there is only a very small amount in each tea sachet.

Can you enjoy peppermint tea while pregnant?

Yes, the American Pregnancy Association lists peppermint tea as an herbal tea that is likely safe during pregnancy, and may help in relieving nausea and morning sickness.

Can peppermint tea assist with good sleep?

Peppermint tea is a favorite to enjoy before bedtime, since its muscle relaxing properties can help you unwind and get ready to sleep. Though there’s no evidence that peppermint actually enhances sleep, the herb can definitely help prepare your mind and body for rest.

Interested in learning more about the most powerful ingredients to add into your daily diet?! Check out the 310 Nutrition Blog for our ingredient-based article series so you can be empowered to choose the best health products for you.

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https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/peppermint-tea

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