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Peppermint tea is a very popular traditional herbal drink known for its exquisite and fresh aroma. It is the perfect breakfast tea without the negative effects of caffeine. It is known as an effective regimen for digestive disorders, as well as for colds and flu. Peppermint tea is rich in phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, hesperetin, menthol, rutin and others. It is also full of vitamins and minerals.

Peppermint tea can be consumed after meals because it freshens the breath and enhances digestion. It is a great remedy for stomach aches as it soothes bloated stomachs, nausea and other digestive disorders. Peppermint tea enhances digestion by reducing spasms of the colon and intestinal tract and relaxes the stomach muscles.

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  • Digestive aid for colic, heartburn, stomach aches, diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea, poor appetite, spasms, and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Relieves headache and migraines
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • May reduce gallbladder inflammation while dissolving gallstones.
  • Antibacterial and may calm skin irritation and inflammation
  • Eases and relieves respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs, and influenza
  • Effective relaxant in treating nervous insomnia, stress, anxiety, and restlessness.
  • Breath freshener
  • Potent antiviral (herpes, yeast infections, and mumps)
  • Effective energizer
  • Regenerates the liver- especially good for those suffering from degenerative liver diseases such as infectious hepatitis or the more deadly AIDS virus
  • Relieves nausea


Scientific trials revealed amazing health benefits

  • In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, patients with irritable bowel syndrome felt significantly better, with relieve of associated abdominal symptoms after taking 3 capsules of peppermint oil daily for a period of 3 weeks1. Hence, it is plausible that peppermint tea can be used daily as part of dietary management of IBS symptoms.
  • According to Balch (2006), peppermint tea soothes and calms the stomach. It is well-known as a natural remedy for relieving nausea and for motion sickness2.
  • Patients following the Gerson Therapy are encouraged to drink plenty of warm peppermint tea whenever the patients experience common healing reactions such as nausea, digestive discomfort and gas3.


  1. WHO, 2002. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 2. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2002/9241545372.pdf
  2. Balch, P.A. 2006. Prescription for nutritional healing 4th ed. New York: Penguin Books Ltd.
  3. Gerson, C. 2007.Healing the gerson way: defeating cancer and other chronic diseases. California: Totality Books.

Place a tea bag in a cup or teapot. Add boiling water and steep for 5 minutes.
Use one tea bag per cup/person.
Sweeten with NewLife™ Pure Raw Honey if sweetness is preferred.

The Challenge

Although caffeinated coffee or tea is often taken as a daily breakfast drink, many people are now aware of the detrimental effects of caffeine consumption. Drinking a cup of coffee or tea with meals could affect digestion and interfere with absorption of important nutrients. For example, caffeine inhibits calcium and Vitamin D absorption and at the same time increases urinary excretion of calcium, which may promote bone loss over time. 

Also, too much coffee or tea may cause digestive discomfort and irritate the stomach. Excessive caffeinated drinks in highly sensitive individuals make them prone to gastritis, heart burn, acid reflux and so on. Caffeine drinkers mn also suffer from insomnia or sleep deprivation due to an over-stimulated nervous system.

Disclaimer: The contents on this page are not to be substituted for medical advice or diagnosis. The information presented here is purely for educational purpose. This is not a prescription for self-diagnosis or self-medication. Consult your own physician regarding the application of any opinions and recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical conditions.