(Mentha piperita) – loose herb, herbal tea
In addition to being very tasty – this is one of the best-known herbs – Peppermint can be used for soothing nerves, as well as for headaches, migraines and dizziness.
It has a bile-stimulating, biliary, antispasmodic, and expectorant effect. An appetite suppressant, it helps digestion but is also recommended in case of bloating. It is often also used for oral, gastrointestinal, and urinary tract disinfectants – just think of toothpaste. It can relieve menstrual cramps, this tea also relieves nausea and nausea.
It can also be used for gargling and inhalation in case of respiratory diseases and can induce sweating to help with colds and flu.
Peppermint is generally not advisable for children under 6 years of age.
Traditional therapeutic use
- Appetite enhancer.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
- Gallbladder enhancer – peppermint is an ingredient of a treatment herbal tea mix for this condition – contact us for a personalised consultation.
- Digestive and flatulence issues – with the Hortus Medicus Digestion Protection (Colon) herbal tea mix.
- Metabolic regulator.
- Refreshing tonic.
- Oral inflammation such as gingivitis with a mouthwash.
- Reduced nausea.
- Itch reduction, skin cooling and antiinflammatory caused by insect bites and rheumatic pain.
- Anti-inflammation and local anaesthetic.
Preparation of tea
Pour a cup (250ml) of boiling water onto 1 tablespoon of the herb, leave to steep with a lid* for 15 minutes, strain and drink 3 times a day. Flavour with honey, little liquorice root or stevia (the latter two available) if desired.
For bile, stomach and intestinal disorders, drink 20 minutes before meals without sweeteners.
* The lid ensures that none of the goodness of the tea is lost through evaporation.
N.B. You should not use metal implements when handling and preparing (brewing, stepping and drinking) herbal teas – this includes spoons, mugs and filters. This does not apply to heating the water (and excludes boiling the roots in the water). Wooden spoon accessories are available in our shop.
Possible side effects
May cause vision problems when used for extended periods of time.
Pure menthol is not to be used with children under 6 years.
Not recommended for high blood pressure.
Can cause heartburn, headaches and mouth sores if taken in large quantities.
T’n’T Teas is a company run by qualified herbalists and natural therapists using traditional remedies that have been handed down through the generations. We source these ingredients and information from Hortus Medicus International Ltd. Check out their website for more information.
This offer is for a single herb ingredient, but contact us for a personalised consultation for herbal ingredient mixes that are tailored to your requirements.