I’ve been drinking mint tea for years, especially right after dinner, as a way to stave off cravings for something sweet. Recently, I’ve taken a closer look at the beneficial properties of mint tea and here’s what I’ve found:
- It’s been used for thousands of years for help with stomach upset and indigestion because it is a natural antispasmodic. It is thought to help increase bile secretions which in turn increases bile flow, thereby easing indigestion. In other words, it helps your food move more quickly through your stomach. One caution: You may want to avoid it if you suffer from acid reflux. It can actually make that condition worse.
- It’s useful for the common cold because it contains menthol which functions as a natural decongestant.
- It’s a stress reliever. It contains anti-inflammatory properties which allow muscles to relax. Plus, just breathing in the pungent aroma is heavenly.
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