Mint tea is flavorful and fragrant herbal tea purely made with mint leaves, instead of the typical tea leaves. Herbal teas are mostly referred to as tisanes because they are the infusion of leaves and are not made from the true tea plant (Camellia sinensis). Herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free teas, thus helps you to stick to your diet plan. The alternatives for mint in this tea are spearmint and peppermint.
You can use other varieties of mint too, and they will work as well. Mint tea can be served hot or cold, and with or without any addition like sweeteners or lemon. When using dried mint leaves, they can’t compensate for the flavor of fresh leaves, so the use of fresh leaves is recommended when possible. Mint belongs to genus Mentha and is particularly famous for the cooling effect it causes. It is added in fresh or dried form in salads and sauces.
Mint Tea Benefits
Mint contains a fair amount of nutrients including fiber, vitamin A, iron, manganese, and folate. It is usually used as a flavoring agent in different cuisines. The vitamin A present in mint is good for eye health.
Moreover, mint is a rich source of antioxidants as compared to other herbs and condiments. Antioxidants are chemicals that protect the body against the production of free radicals and thus are good for one’s health.
The health of the GI tract:
Mint helps to improve indigestion problems and is good to treat the problems related to your GI tract. According to a study conducted in 2019, mint can help to treat a wide range of problems including dyspepsia (indigestion), stomach aches and the sickness felt after surgeries. Mint possesses antimicrobial activities and also helps to treat inflammation. Read More.
Helps to defend against pathogens:
Mint also helps to defend against pathogens as it helps to boost your immunity. The constituents of mint including vitamin C, D, and E helps to enhance your immunity. These nutrients also work as a shield to protect the body against any persistent disease. Read More.
Helps to treat acne:
Beautiful and flawless skin is a dream of every person. Mint because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity helps to relax your skin and aids in the healing process. Both these activities of mint are beneficial for treating acne. Salicylic acid is the main constituent that is also found in mint that helps to treat blemishes and acne. Read More.
Good for brain health:
According to several studies, mint is also good for your brain health. The constituents of mint help to treat Alzheimer’s symptoms as well as helps to enhance your memory. It also helps to increase your alertness and your overall brain health. Read More.
Helps to calm the body in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS):
This is a disorder related to your GI tract, and is characterized by gas, bloating and pain in the upper abdominal area. According to studies, mint helps to improve the health situation in case of this syndrome. The menthol found in mint has calming effects on muscles of the GI tract. Read More
Helps to treat bad breath:
For bad breath, people often prefer flavored gums and breath mints. These products can mask the bad odor of your oral cavity. The constituents of mint gum only mask the bad odor and do not contribute to reducing the components of the mouth that causes such a bad odor. Read More.
Easy add-on in your meal plan:
Mint can be easily added to salads, smoothies, shakes, and even simple water. Tea and tinctures are one of the popular ways to consume herbs and add them to your diet plan. For health purposes, one needs to know why and how it is prescribed for a particular purpose in research studies. The mint tea can helps to ease the digestive tract, relieve headaches and migraines, cover your bad breath, improve the overall energy, treat menstrual cramps and fight against bacterial infections.
How To Make Mint Tea
To prepare this beneficial tea, all you need is a few mint leaves (6-8 leaves) and about two cups of water. Bring the water to boil and allow the mint leaves to seep in this boiling water.
The tea is ready! You can add a teaspoon of sugar or 5-6 drops of stevia as a sweetener. Lemon can also be incorporated to enhance the flavor, but it is completely optional. Your healthy mint tea is ready, so enjoy your cup!
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