Peppermint is an aromatic herb in the mint family and is actually a natural hybrid of spearmint and water mint. Dried peppermint leaf is one of the most popular herbs used for tea because it blends so well with most other herbs. Its pleasant, minty taste is just as popular for a flavor in candies, chewing gums, and other foods.
Peppermint leaves contain several essential oils including menthol which gives peppermint its cooling properties and recognizably minty scent. They may benefit your health in several ways including helping improve digestion, freshening your breath and improving concentration. Peppermint is one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes known for its cooling, antibacterial, invigorating, and pain-relieving properties.
Dried Leaf / Cut & Sifted
Culinary and Medicinal Herb
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Hot Cocoa Cake with Peppermint-Marshmallow Frosting
Mint Brownie Avocado Ice Cream
Minty Sugar Snap Peas
Mint Tea Punch
Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint
Specific: Use with caution in persons with gastroesophageal reflux or with a hiatal hernia, as peppermint may decrease esophageal sphincter pressure. Use with caution in persons with gastrointestinal ulcers or significant gastrointestinal inflammation.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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