I had to grow well into my adult life to open my mind up to peppermint. I’ll be honest, I always said that peppermint was the candy that you ate in church to keep you awake,You don’t drink it, eww. Over time, that mind frame of thinking for me has changed. I didn’t realize how serious peppermint was until I became a barista. Peppermint is more than the candy that you ate sitting in the pew. It is a glorious herb. After I got over the fact that peppermint indeed is bigger than candy, I went on a quest to see what this herb was all about. I wanted to learn of it’s powerful properties. I wanted to know why some of my faithful customers swore by a hot cup of peppermint tea.

Peppermint offers a plethora of vitamins and minerals, including: Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamins A and C, Menthol, Omega 3’s, Potassium, and copper.

 

Peppermint is good for:

  • strengthening the Immune System
  • Relieving nausea and headaches
  • Antiseptically for toothache
  • Eases digestion and eliminates gas
  • The Menthol found in peppermint can clear out the respiratory system, suppress coughing and congestion i.e. Vapor Rub

Further Reading:

http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/health-benefits-of-peppermint/2011/03/02/id/388097

http://www.symptomfind.com/nutrition-supplements/health-benefits-of-peppermint/