Peppermint Leaf Tea
Peppermint is a delicious mild tea. It is wonderful to use as a beverage – hot in the winter and cold in the summer. Dieters, it contains no calories. The popularity of peppermint is based on its volatile oil, which contains an abundance of menthol, a time-honored and clinically proven aid to digestion.
One of the oldest and most popular remedies for simple colic and minor bloat in children and adults.
Good for all digestive problems, helps stomach pain caused by indigestion and is soothing to the stomach.
Expels stomach and colon gas.
Excellent for fevers, flu, diarrhea, ulcers, and colitis.
Strengthens nerves and heart muscles.
Cleanses and tones the body.
Can be used instead of aspirin for headaches.
Can take the place of coffee for a stimulant.
Has been used in the following:
Peppermint is high or very high on the following nutrients:
The essential oil, distilled from the fresh cut plant, has enjoyed a wide range of medicinal and culinary uses since the 18th century, and is one of the few that are safe to take internally or apply to the skin undiluted.
Indicated Usages – Internal
.Chills, poor circulation
.Colds and flu
.Menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhea
.Morning sickness, nausea
Sore throat, laryngitis Indicated Usages – External:
.Muscle pain, cramps
Special Considerations: Like ginger and capsicum, peppermint is a helpful herb “catalyst” or activator; drinking a cup of Peppermint tea before taking other herbs opens the circulation, and potentiates their action. It also helps make the disagreeable taste of many herbal formulas a little more palatable.