Properties of Mint & Spearmint Tea
Because of active compounds contained, peppermint & spearmint have sedative, disinfectant and cicatrizing properties. They can be successfully used in gastro-intestinal disorders, helps the liver and calms indigestion. Mint and spearmint contains menthol, menthone, menthofuran, a-pinene, limonene, cardinene, acetic aldehide, isovaleriana, vitamin C and antibiotic substances that have been used for centuries as a natural remedy to ease or “possibly” cure disease, cancer and infection throughout the body.
Herbal tea is one of the most popular herbal infusions that people drink either hot or cold, which is both very refreshing and has a calming effect. It has been known to help in curing many ailments within the body and also has been known to prevent them from recurring.
The following are some benefits of tea freshly brewed from fresh peppermint and spearmint leaves with honey.
Mint & Spearmint known Health Benefits
Reduces Stress: One of the primary benefits of Mint tea is that it acts as a stress reducer. Sipping herbal mint & spearmint tea, just before going to bed, induces sleep, thus helping the person to relax the body, mind & spirit. Peppermint mint also minimizes the symptoms like migraines, headaches and upset stomach induced by anxiety, tension and stress.
Maintains Oral Health: Mint, being an essential ingredient in most dental care products such as toothpaste and mouthwash, helps in in the prevention of gum disease. Drinking peppermint & spearmint tea will combat bad breath and helps in maintaining the oral health of a person.
Strengthens the Immune System: Mint tea acts as an immune system booster, since it is rich in nutrients like phosphorus, vitamin B, vitamin C and calcium, which helps the internal body system in strengthening the immune system, minimizing the occurrence of disease and infection throughout the body.
Reduces Unwanted Hair Growth: Drinking spearmint tea reduces hirsutism, a condition where a woman has unwanted growth of hair on her face, breasts, legs and other parts of the body, due to high secretion of the male hormone, androgen. According to some researchers, regular intake of mint tea will reduce this uncontrollable hair growth in women.
Cures Nausea: One of the most common benefits of drinking mint tea, is that it helps in curing nausea, in such cases as after eating or due to other reasons such as traveling, pregnancy, hangover, or illness.
Analgesic: Drinking mint & spearmint tea is beneficial in curing menstrual cramps and other muscular spasms. It also helps in easing intestinal pains, especially in small children and the elderly.
Health Benefits of Honey:
Honey has been used for centuries as an ayurvedic remedy for many ailments of the body. It is not just a natural sweetner, but has medicinal properties that have been known to treat, if not cure many diseases, infections and in some cases, cancer in Ancient times. Honey is made completely by bees and has been used for many aeons to treat the body and enhance the taste of food and beverage.
Note: It is beneficial to find a tea that includes both Peppermint and Spearmint and is decaffinated, but necessary. You may find organic tea at any whole foods store, or even at your local supermarket. Honey can be found at your local supermarket or farmers market.
*Please Note: Mint and derivatives of mint, are not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease, illness, or emotional issue. Please consult your Physician!
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