Peppermint Leaves Benefits
May Help Relieve Tension Headaches and Migraines
Peppermint is known to act as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever. This may help diminish certain types of headaches. Menthol which is in peppermint oil increases blood flow and provides a cooling sensation and it may even help relieve pain.
May Freshen Breath
Antibacterial properties help kill germs that cause dental plaque, which may help improve breath.
May Relieve Clogged Sinuses
Peppermint is known to have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may help peppermint tea fight clogged sinuses due to infections, the common cold and allergies.
May Improve Sleep
Naturally caffeine-free and is ideal for a drink prior to sleep. A study showed that menthol in peppermint had a sedative effect.
May Improve Seasonal Allergies
Rosmarinic acid is a plant compound rosemary and plants in the mint family. This compound is found to reduce symptoms of allergic reactions, such as a runny nose, itchy eyes and asthma. A study found that those given Rosmarinic acid orally had fewer symptoms of itchy nose, itchy eyes and other symptoms than those given placebo.