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Why Mint Tea Is Your New Best Friend

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

If there’s one tea to stock up on this winter, make it herbal mint tea. Aside from warming you up on a cold winter day, mint tea also has some great benefits for your heath. If you have a cold or the flu, mint tea is perfect for soothing a sore throat, inflammation in the mouth, or throat and sinus infections.

Mint tea also has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties that might actually help fight off your illness.
Some mint teas contain menthol, which works as a decongestant and helps calm tummies upset by indigestion or irritable bowl syndrome.
If you’re stressed or anxious, a warm cup of mint tea with some honey and lemon helps relax you.
There is evidence that mint can relieve headaches and menstrual cramps.
Mint tea is also great for your oral health. Not only will it instantly freshen your breath, but due to antiseptic properties it can help kill bacteria in the mouth. Mint teas are also less acidic than other herbal teas, so they won’t erode your tooth enamel.
Ready for a hot cup? Peppermint, spearmint or mint medley teas can be found at most grocery stores.
Sources:
https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/peppermint
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-705-peppermint.aspx?activeingredientid=705&activeingredientname=peppermint