Summarized here, I highlight the different perks of peppermint tea to emphasize why it’s part of my recommendations to clients, for a handful of reasons.
Peppermint tea is good for improving your concentration levels
Focus and better concentration aren’t often people the first benefit that comes to mind, when consuming peppermint tea, but it’s an important one.
After all, a lot of people turn to a coffee when they need to get through the afternoon lull at work. However, coffee can make you jittery.
Peppermint tea, can enhance your ability to focus and concentrate, enabling you to get your work done in the best possible manner. There have been two small studies regarding the beneficial impact of peppermint oil in regards to this.
One study found that smelling peppermint oil enhanced alertness and memory in comparison to ylang-ylang, which is a popular essential oil. In the other study, which involved 24 healthy, young people, the participants performed considerably better on cognitive tests after they were given a capsule containing peppermint oil.
Peppermint tea can also be good for weight loss
A lot of men and women turn to teas to help them to lose weight, combined with healthy meals. Unfortunately, there are a lot of detox teas that have come on the market in recent times, which can cause more harm than good!
With a natural tea like peppermint, though, you can experience weight loss benefits in a healthy manner. You won’t magically lose weight by drinking peppermint tea, yet when combined with a good diet and exercise, it can help.
Peppermint tea has a pleasant taste and it is naturally free of calories. So, if you are someone who drinks coffee every day or you enjoy milk with your tea, why not switch to peppermint tea instead? It is naturally sweet as well, so you are not going to need any sugar.
Peppermint tea can also help improve seasonal allergies
Peppermint tea is also good for those suffering from any type of seasonal allergy. The main reason for this is that it contains rosmarinic acid. For those who are unaware, this is a type of plant compound that you can find in plants within the mint family and rosemary. It is beneficial because it is linked to reduced allergic reaction symptoms, for example, asthma, itchy eyes, and a runny nose.
There was one study that involved 29 people with seasonal allergies over a 21-day period. Some of them were given an oral supplement that contained rosmarinic acid. The rest of the group was not. Those who were provided with the supplement had fewer symptoms of itchy eyes, itchy nose, and other symptoms.
So there you have it: my top three reasons why I encourage and enjoy peppermint tea.