Herbs: Reason why I reach for peppermint tea

United States
July 2, 2012 12:21pm CST
Peppermint is an herb that can be consumed hot or cold. In the summer cold peppermint tea is one of my favorite drinks for the following reasons: 1-It's alkali forming so it helps me balance my body chemistry if I eat too many acid forming foods. 2-It's a great source of minerals. 3-It's a mild, caffeine free, stimulant that has a cleansing and toning effect on the body. 4-NO CALORIES, unless of course, you add something like a sweetner. 5-It's great for digestion. This information is found in books entitled THE HOW TO HERB BOOK and PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING. Did is miss anything? Please feel free to add and/or comment. Thanks!
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@Shellyann36 (11269)
• United States
2 Jul 12
Peppermint is a great herb. I enjoy peppermint tea hot. I have never tried it cold but hot has always been great. I normally sweeten mine with honey. (I just found out that if you are not suppose to mix honey with anything hot) I will have to figure out a different way to sweeten it now. Do you grow your own peppermint and use it for your tea?
• United States
4 Jul 12
I don't grow my own peppermint but I live next door to a health shop where I can buy it. I think the honey in your tea is a great idea. I understand that honey is great for killing off the H pylori bacteria that people can sometimes have in their stomach so... it sounds like you know what your doing.
@KristenH (25152)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Jan 16
This is real interesting to know about herbs and its healing benefits to cure all as home remedies.
@Micmac (9601)
2 Jul 12
Peppermint teas really makes me feel energized on a hot summer day. It also helps me when I have an indigestion problem. It's an excellent drink for cold symptoms especially when adding a lemon to the peppermint tea for vitamin C to fight off a cold fever. I don't take caffeine so peppermint is best for me as a refreshing drink any time of the season.