Peppermint

Peppermint

Peppermint has been used for centuries in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome for a wide range of therapeutic properties.  It is a hardy perennial herb that is actually a cross between water mint and spearmint.  Nutritionally, peppermint is a source vitamins A and C, iron, potassium and fibre, however its base element, menthol, is perhaps the most valuable part of its organic structure.   

Modern studies have revealed an abundance of health benefits, including improving digestion, by helping to break down fats and reduce bad cholesterol.  Peppermint can have a calmative effect helping sooth the associated pain of cramps, bloating, and indigestion.  It can also help move gas through the body bringing relief for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Mint leaves

Peppermint aids digestion and helps to break down fats and reduce cholesterol.

In addition it is thought to hold anti-inflammatory properties that are particularly beneficial helping ease queasiness associated with motion sickness.  Peppermint is also believed to support the immune system and the natural sedative and antispasmodic nature of menthol make it adept at relaxing the body and mind and relieving stress. 

Additional benefits include aiding the respiratory system in dealing with  coughs and colds, asthma and a variety of air born allergies.

Blending beautifully with our organic Japanese matcha, peppermint is one of our hero ingredients in our refreshing and uplifting WILD GREEN.  

 

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