Peppermint is a natural blend of water mint and spearmint that resulted through a natural hybrid cross, and for centuries, this powerful herb has been popular for its medicinal benefits. It is extremely beneficial for the digestive system, as it helps relieve several digestive ailments, such as diarrhea, cramps, gas and indigestion.
Research reveals that peppermint is capable of soothing the muscles within the stomach, and encourage the bile to flow freely and thus, quickening the pace at which the food travels through the stomach. It is one of the best natural remedies to relieve the awful symptoms of food poisoning and irritable bowel syndrome.
Several studies validate the fact that drinking a hot cup of peppermint tea can help relieve the symptoms of an upset stomach that tends to occur due to cancer, or perhaps a cancer treatment, like chemotherapy. Furthermore, it is one of the best cures for a sore throat, and it is also a popular remedy to relieve the horrid mouth sores that arise after radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
You can shop several varieties of peppermint at your local grocery store, for instance, fresh leaves, ground powder, dried peppermint, peppermint extracts, essential oils, supplements and teas. We strongly recommend you to get fresh leaves and dried peppermint leaves so you can use them for your juices, smoothies and teas.
If you want to drink a hot cup of peppermint tea to cure a fever, cold, indigestion or sore throat, just boil some fresh peppermint leaves in water, and allow the mixture to simmer for at least 15 minutes before you pour it out in a cup and enjoy its soothing powers.