We are talking about peppermint tea, one of my favorites. I’ve grown lots of mint, especially peppermint. It’s incredible, especially in spring and summertime when it really starts to grow and you grab a handful and It just about knocks you out, that strong menthol smell.
I can remember several years ago when I was at a medical conference and I had a bursting headache. I don’t know why but I had this terrible headache in the afternoon. A lady came up to me because she saw my eyes and she just rubbed some peppermint oil on my forehead. Within about five minutes, the headache was gone. I was absolutely blown away by the peppermint oil.
Studies have shown that when applied to the head for migraines or tension headaches, it works probably better than 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen or paracetamol. Peppermint oil is definitely worth using if you have a headache.
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There are so many studies I’ve read about peppermint and the digestive system. For example, on study involving 926 people showed a 40% reduction in symptoms of IBS in response to peppermint oil capsules.
Peppermint definitely helps with bloating and flatulence. If you have IBS, you may get significant benefit from taking peppermint oil capsules.
I’ve also worked with a few patients with inflammatory bowel disease who benefited tremendously from drinking peppermint tea. Peppermint tea helps to ease cramps in the gut, spasms, and bloating.
Peppermint can also help with menstrual cramps. Drinking peppermint tea for the few days around menses can make a big difference to cramps.
I am a big fan of peppermint tea. I highly recommend it for a variety of gut problems…and headaches.