Why​ ​Peppermint​ ​Tea​ ​Can​ ​Be​ ​The​ ​End To​ ​Your​ ​Stress

We​ ​live​ ​in​ ​a​ ​time​ ​where​ ​we​ ​find​ ​ourselves​ ​constantly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​hurry​ ​to​ ​get​ ​things​ ​done.​ ​Deadlines and​ ​the​ ​“faster​ ​faster”​ ​culture​ ​are​ ​not​ ​helping​ ​us​ ​in​ ​any​ ​way.​ ​Sure,​ ​you​ ​may​ ​be​ ​getting​ ​more done​ ​everyday,​ ​and​ ​you​ ​may​ ​be​ ​advancing​ ​in​ ​your​ ​career,​ ​but​ ​to​ ​which​ ​extent?

Are​ ​you​ ​happy?​ ​Are​ ​you​ ​satisfied?​ ​Or​ ​do​ ​you​ ​feel​ ​like​ ​you’re​ ​constantly​ ​under​ ​pressure,​ ​and your​ ​stress​ ​levels​ ​are​ ​increasing​ ​by​ ​the​ ​second?

Generally,​ ​people​ ​are​ ​becoming​ ​more​ ​and​ ​more​ ​depressed,​ ​the​ ​expectations​ ​in​ ​most​ ​countries are​ ​high,​ ​and​ ​with​ ​that​ ​sentiments​ ​of​ ​misery​ ​and​ ​dissatisfaction​ ​are​ ​rising.​ ​So​ ​what’s​ ​the solution?

Obviously​ ​therapy​ ​is​ ​the​ ​most​ ​important​ ​solution,​ ​when​ ​you’re​ ​feeling​ ​like​ ​it​ ​is​ ​becoming​ ​too much​ ​for​ ​you​ ​to​ ​handle,​ ​but​ ​there​ ​are​ ​other​ ​things​ ​you​ ​can​ ​do​ ​on​ ​a​ ​daily​ ​basis​ ​to​ ​lower​ ​your stress​ ​levels,​ ​meditation,​ ​taking​ ​a​ ​break​ ​from​ ​your​ ​responsibilities…​ ​but​ ​today,​ ​we’re​ ​talking about​ ​one​ ​particular​ ​thing,​ ​that​ ​has​ ​shown​ ​positive​ ​results​ ​when​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​helping​ ​with​ ​stress, and​ ​that​ ​is​ ​:​ ​Peppermint.

​What​ ​Is​ ​Peppermint?

Not​ ​to​ ​bore​ ​you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​details,​ ​but​ ​peppermint​ ​is​ ​a​ ​hybrid​ ​between​ ​watermint​ ​and​ ​spearmint, mainly​ ​used​ ​as​ ​an​ ​aromatic​ ​or​ ​to​ ​add​ ​flavor​ ​to​ ​food​ ​and​ ​drinks.​ ​However,​ ​its​ ​benefits​ ​go​ ​far beyond​ ​smell​ ​and​ ​taste,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​has​ ​been​ ​proven​ ​to​ ​have​ ​many​ ​medical​ ​benefits.

What​ ​Are​ ​These​ ​Benefits?

Well​ ​for​ ​starters,​ ​it​ ​has​ ​been​ ​proven​ ​to​ ​have​ ​antibacterial,​ ​antimicrobial​ ​and​ ​antiseptic properties,​ ​having​ ​helped​ ​fight​ ​off​ ​certain​ ​infections,​ ​most​ ​notably​ ​throat​ ​infections,​ ​and​ ​bacterial respiratory​ ​infections.

Peppermint​ ​also​ ​has​ ​an​ ​analgesic​ ​effect,​ ​as​ ​ingesting​ ​it​ ​would​ ​help​ ​relieve​ ​you​ ​of​ ​any​ ​pain​ ​you may​ ​be​ ​suffering​ ​from.​ ​And​ ​if​ ​you’re​ ​feeling​ ​any​ ​cramps,​ ​the​ ​antispaspmodic​ ​propeeties​ ​of​ ​the peppermint​ ​help​ ​immensely.

What​ ​About​ ​Stress?

It​ ​helps​ ​with​ ​that​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Menthol,​ ​the​ ​main​ ​component​ ​of​ ​peppermint​ ​tea,​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the antispasmodic​ ​effect​ ​we’ve​ ​mentioned​ ​before.​ ​This​ ​effect​ ​works​ ​on​ ​all​ ​of​ ​your​ ​muscles,​ ​which tend​ ​to​ ​be​ ​tensed​ ​up​ ​when​ ​you​ ​are​ ​stressed.​

​The​ ​menthol​ ​relaxes​ ​them,​ ​thus​ ​relaxing​ ​you​ ​and helping​ ​you​ ​become​ ​less​ ​and​ ​less​ ​stressed.This​ ​also​ ​has​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​effect​ ​on​ ​your​ ​sleep​ ​pattern.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​constantly​ ​stressed,​ ​falling​ ​asleep is​ ​almost​ ​impossible,​ ​which​ ​means​ ​that​ ​you’ll​ ​only​ ​be​ ​more​ ​on​ ​edge,​ ​which​ ​means​ ​more sleepless​ ​nights,​ ​thus​ ​entering​ ​a​ ​vicious​ ​cycle,​ ​which​ ​can​ ​be​ ​difficult​ ​to​ ​leave.

A​ ​simple​ ​cup​ ​of​ ​peppermint​ ​tea​ ​before​ ​sleep​ ​can​ ​vastly​ ​improve​ ​the​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​your​ ​sleep,​ ​thus breaking​ ​the​ ​cycle​ ​of​ ​stress​ ​and​ ​insomnia.

Stress​ ​can​ ​have​ ​effects​ ​on​ ​not​ ​only​ ​your​ ​nocturnal​ ​habits,​ ​but​ ​nutrition​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Most​ ​stressed out​ ​people​ ​suffer​ ​from​ ​what​ ​is​ ​called​ ​“Irritable​ ​Bowels​ ​Syndrome”;​ ​which​ ​is​ ​not​ ​only​ ​annoying​ ​to have​ ​but​ ​also​ ​painful.​ ​Your​ ​intestines​ ​are​ ​not​ ​absorbing​ ​enough​ ​nutrients,​ ​which​ ​can​ ​have serious​ ​repercussions.

There​ ​are​ ​many​ ​things​ ​to​ ​do​ ​to​ ​ease​ ​your​ ​pain,​ ​and​ ​peppermint​ ​is​ ​definitely​ ​one​ ​of​ ​them,​ ​as​ ​it relaxes​ ​your​ ​intestinal​ ​muscles,​ ​which​ ​allows​ ​for​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​absorption.

How​ ​Do​ ​I​ ​Use​ ​Peppermint​ ​Best​ ​To​ ​Benefit​ ​From​ ​It?

There​ ​are​ ​all​ ​kinds​ ​of​ ​ways​ ​you​ ​can​ ​use​ ​peppermint,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​cook​ ​with​ ​it,​ ​or​ ​drink​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​you can​ ​even​ ​find​ ​oils​ ​infused​ ​with​ ​it,​ ​which​ ​you​ ​can​ ​use​ ​in​ ​masks​ ​and​ ​body​ ​lotions.

Peppermint​ ​Tea​ ​Recipes

There​ ​are​ ​many​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​make​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​and​ ​delicious​ ​peppermint​ ​tea,​ ​here​ ​are​ ​a​ ​few​ ​:

1. Wild Peppermint Tea

With​ ​this​ ​recipe,​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​a​ ​delicious​ ​tea​ ​in​ ​less​ ​than​ ​10​ ​minutes,​ ​and​ ​you​ ​can​ ​use​ ​both​ ​fresh and​ ​dry​ ​leaves,​ ​though​ ​the​ ​latter​ ​kind​ ​tends​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​menthol​ ​flavor.

This​ ​recipe​ ​yields​ ​4​ ​servings,​ ​and​ ​you​ ​can​ ​pack​ ​this​ ​tea​ ​with​ ​you,​ ​take​ ​it​ ​on​ ​a​ ​trip,​ ​and​ ​take​ ​a​ ​sip whenever​ ​you’re​ ​feeling​ ​car​ ​sick,​ ​since​ ​peppermint​ ​tea​ ​helps​ ​reduce​ ​nausea.

Full​ ​recipe​ ​​here​.

2. Ice Cold Peppermint Tea

This​ ​one​ ​is​ ​for​ ​those​ ​hot​ ​summers​ ​when​ ​you​ ​want​ ​some​ ​cold​ ​tea​ ​to​ ​cool​ ​you​ ​down​ ​and​ ​relax you.​ ​Easy​ ​to​ ​make,​ ​this​ ​tea​ ​will​ ​become​ ​part​ ​of​ ​your​ ​daily​ ​ritual​ ​every​ ​summer.

Full​ ​recipe​ ​​here​.

3. Kai Chai

This​ ​one​ ​might​ ​require​ ​some​ ​interesting​ ​ingredients,​ ​but​ ​once​ ​you​ ​try​ ​it,​ ​you’ll​ ​be​ ​making​ ​daily trips​ ​to​ ​that​ ​hipster​ ​tea​ ​shop,​ ​to​ ​gather​ ​all​ ​that​ ​is​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​make​ ​it.​ ​Delicious​ ​and​ ​easy​ ​to make,​ ​you’ll​ ​find​ ​yourself​ ​often​ ​making​ ​it.

Full​ ​recipe​ ​​here​.

4. Peppermint Tea Lemonade

This​ ​recipe​ ​is​ ​perfect​ ​for​ ​a​ ​party,​ ​or​ ​for​ ​when​ ​your​ ​kids​ ​want​ ​to​ ​set​ ​a​ ​lemonade​ ​stand,​ ​and​ ​need a​ ​product​ ​that’ll​ ​set​ ​them​ ​apart​ ​from​ ​competition.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​all​ ​join​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fun​ ​and​ ​make​ ​it,​ ​try​ ​it, and​ ​share​ ​it​ ​with​ ​the​ ​world.

Full​ ​recipe​ ​​here​.

5. White Chocolate Peppermint Tea

Yes,​ ​you​ ​heard​ ​it​ ​right.​ ​As​ ​if​ ​peppermint​ ​couldn’t​ ​be​ ​more​ ​delicious,​ ​now​ ​add​ ​the​ ​richness​ ​of white​ ​chocolate,​ ​and​ ​you​ ​have​ ​yourself​ ​a​ ​tasty​ ​delicious​ ​tea,​ ​that​ ​is​ ​also​ ​good​ ​for​ ​you.

Full​ ​recipe​ ​​here​.

Conclusion​

Peppermint​ ​tea​ ​can​ ​be​ ​enjoyed​ ​in​ ​many​ ​forms,​ ​even​ ​in​ ​essential​ ​oils,​ ​what​ ​matters​ ​is​ ​how​ ​it affects​ ​you.​ ​So​ ​please​ ​comment​ ​below,​ ​and​ ​let​ ​us​ ​know​ ​about​ ​any​ ​other​ ​tips​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​use peppermint,​ ​if​ ​there​ ​are​ ​any​ ​other​ ​benefits​ ​to​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​other​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​help​ ​reduce stress.

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