100% natural mint of the highest quality with a delicious fresh minty flavour. A greenish infusion with an intense, minty aroma.
Properties and health benefits of mint tea or mint infusion
Relieves upset stomach
The cooling effects of the menthol in peppermint tea help relieve stomach upset in several ways. First, menthol relaxes stomach muscles that can contract and cause cramps. The cooling effect of menthol can improve circulation and relieve the inflammation that causes stomach aches.
The second way peppermint tea helps relieve stomach upset is to get rid of the offending cause faster. The menthol in peppermint stimulates the secretion of gastric juices that can break down food and speed up digestion. Peppermint tea reduces the feeling of fullness and can reduce the inflammation that causes bloating.
In addition to relieving stomach upset, peppermint tea can help regulate digestion to keep things running smoothly. A study conducted at the University of Exeter showed that peppermint tea moves gas around the body relieving bloating and cramping.
The menthol in peppermint tea also increases bile in the stomach, which helps digest food more efficiently. This reduces symptoms of diarrhoea and constipation and can help keep your system functioning optimally. Menthol relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract, making peppermint tea an excellent choice for people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
Treats bad breath
It's no coincidence that most toothpastes contain some form of mint. With a clean, fresh feel and menthol that fights the halitosis that causes bad breath, peppermint is a real hero when it comes to fresh breath. The aromatic scent of peppermint tea helps camouflage bad breath, while the antibacterial properties work from within to kill the germs and bacteria that cause bad breath in the first place.
To reap the benefits of peppermint tea for fresh breath, drink a cup first thing in the morning or whenever bad breath arises. You can also drink peppermint tea after consuming smelly foods such as garlic or onions to neutralise odours. Make sure your peppermint tea is made from real peppermint, not flavourings, for best results.
Fights the common cold and flu
Like most real teas and herbal teas, peppermint tea contains compounds that help fight colds while strengthening your immunity. Drinking a hot cup of tea is one of the most popular ways to soothe a sore throat. Peppermint tea goes a step further by relaxing the throat muscles that cause an irritating cough. Because menthol is a muscle relaxant, peppermint tea helps open the airways, relieves congestion and soothes severe colds such as bronchitis.
The antioxidants in peppermint tea increase circulation and allow white blood cells to travel faster throughout the body, increasing the speed at which your body can fight viruses and bacteria. Peppermint tea has antibacterial properties that help protect against bacteria that are harmful to your immune system.
Peppermint tea also contains essential vitamins and nutrients that can boost your immune system so you get sick less often. With compounds such as antioxidants, vitamin B, potassium and calcium, your body can more easily absorb nutrients and fight off invaders to stay healthy.
One of the main ingredients in peppermint tea is menthol, which has been shown to help relieve fever. Drinking a cup of hot peppermint tea causes sweating, which is the body's natural way of cooling itself. The extra fluids also promote detoxification so that your body can eliminate the cause of cold, flu and fever.
At the same time, menthol acts internally to lower the temperature and thus lower the fever. Menthol is also a natural muscle relaxant, so it helps to relieve the aches and pains that accompany a high fever.
Improves awareness and mental focus
Several studies and researchers have found that peppermint improves memory and increases alertness. Scientists are undecided whether the aroma of peppermint or an internal compound is the reason for this increased focus.
Studies have shown that the aroma of menthol stimulates the area of the hippocampus that controls mental clarity and concentration. The result of drinking peppermint tea is a greater sense of rejuvenation and a renewed focus that can help you face the day.
For best results, brew a hot cup of peppermint tea and sip slowly. Be sure to inhale the aromas and savour the flavour as your mental acuity sharpens.
Peppermint tea has antispasmodic properties that can treat feelings of nausea and prevent vomiting. The aroma of peppermint can inhibit nausea, while the organic compounds in peppermint help to calm the stomach muscles that contract and cause vomiting. Drinking peppermint tea before boarding a plane, ship or while on board a ship can help cure motion sickness or seasickness.
Peppermint tea is common in aromatherapy and Ayurveda as a way to reduce stress and increase overall well-being and peace. That's because peppermint tea contains natural sedative qualities that help you relax after a long day.
Drinking spicy peppermint tea can help reduce overall body temperature, allowing your body to relax and relieve any inflammation. The anti-inflammatory properties also reduce blood pressure, inducing a state of calm.
Peppermint tea is naturally caffeine-free, so you can drink it at any time of the day without worrying about insomnia. The lack of caffeine also means you won't feel jittery and is the main reason it is used to relax and relieve stress.
Promotes skin and hair health
Like oral products, peppermint is used in a variety of salon skin care treatments to promote a healthy scalp. Peppermint can help treat dandruff by reducing itching and soothing dry scalp. For best results, wash hair with peppermint tea and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing.
Peppermint's anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce redness caused by acne and the antiseptic properties help prevent the build-up of bacteria that can clog pores. Peppermint's soothing effects are useful for treating rashes and itchy insect bites.
Ingredients: Mentha x piperita L.
How to prepare:
Place 2-3 grams of Helps ECO Peppermint in a kettle of water at 100 degrees Celsius. Cover and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Then, with the help of a filter, pour the infusion into a cup. Drink and enjoy.