Botanical name: Mentha Piperita
In Ayurveda, Peppermint is largely described as a calming carminative agent that promotes digestion and culmination by eliminating blockages supporting the smoother flow of energy within the human body. Mint is also recommended for clearing stagnation from the body and mind and uses it as a way to help the body actually absorb nutrients from foods.
According to medical experts, peppermint is known to interact with medicines and thus not recommended for individuals with gastrointestinal disorders.
- Peppermint is a combination of water mint and spearmint.
- It can be obtained in the forms of leaves, oil, and capsules.
- Peppermint oil is heavily used for calming skin irritation and itchiness, as well as controlling redness.
Peppermint and Doshas
- According to Ayurveda, Peppermint Leaf tends to have a cooling power, which is quite effective in reducing the Pitta and Kapha doshas, while harmonizing the Vata dosha.
- Peppermint Leaf is considered a stimulating herb that endorses perspiration and helps to discharge toxins.
Peppermint- Health Benefits
- Peppermint has extensively been used for centuries to promote digestion, cool inflammation, relieve sore muscles, and even improve emotions.
- Peppermint composures the stomach muscles and enhances the flow of bile.
- Peppermint features a pleasant odor; and also antibacterial qualities that help kill germs that promote dental plaque- which improves the breath.
- Peppermint mixed in a cup of warm tea may help combat blocked sinuses due to infections, common cold and allergies.
- Drinking peppermint tea may decrease the severity and extent of menstrual cramps since peppermint helps prevent muscle contractions.
- Peppermint is an excellent source of manganese, copper and vitamin C.
Scientific Studies About Peppermint
- Menthol, the major chemical constituent of peppermint, is a powerful decongestant. Decongestants shrink the swollen membranes in the nose, making it easier to breathe.
- Nausea and vomiting, or emesis, are common side effects for cancer patients during chemotherapy. Some studies have discovered that peppermint helps to ease symptoms.
Dharmsala Teas with Peppermint
- Mint Peppermint Tea
- Dandelion Detox Tea Blend
- Hibiscus Detox Blend
- Ayurvedic Detox Blend Teabags - Tulsi Ginger Green Tea