Improving digestion and decreasing nausea are some of the benefits of mint tea, which can be prepared using two different species of spearmint, one known as common mint or Mint spicata also known as Peppermint or Mint Piperita.
What is Mint Serving?
The blend of types of mint is great for treating various digestive problems such as poor digestion, nausea or vomiting, such as cleaning the lungs and decongesting the nose, especially in cases of flu or a cold with a cough.
Mint can be used in forms other than tea, such as capsules with oil or dry plant extract or in the form of essential oil for skin or aromatherapy.
Peppermint or Mint Peppermint
In addition to this, an aromatic herb is easy to have at home in a pot because it requires little care and it blends very well with pineapple or lemon juice, in drinks and even for yogurt sauces in savory dishes such as seasoning.
Mint Tea Recipe
Tea can be prepared using both types of mint, according to the desired benefits.
1. Common Mint Tea
Tea for poor digestion, nausea or vomiting:
The tea leaf mint leaves can be used to aid in digestion, to reduce nausea and vomiting and to calm the intestine.
- 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh,
- dried or minced leaves of mint.
How To Prepare : In a cup add 2 to 3 tablespoons of mint and add 150 ml of boiling water. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
This tea should be drunk 3 to 4 times a day, and preferably after or between meals.
Tea for fever:
Mint leaves tea, when combined with ulmaria or queen of the meadows and with bitter orange, creates a blend that can be used to treat fever as it promotes increased sweating.
- 15 g of mint leaves
- 70 g of linden flowers
- 10 g of mead queen
- 5 g of bitter orange
How to prepare : In a cup of tea add 1 tablespoon of the plant mix and add 150 ml of boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes and strain.
This tea should be drunk several times a day, and preferably always before bedtime to help sweat.
Tea for the stomach:
Common mint leaf tea, when combined with crushed licorice root and chamomile flowers, creates a blend that can be used to treat inflammation in the stomach such as gastritis, or in gastric ulcer cases.
- 1 teaspoon of fresh or dried mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon of crushed licorice root
- 1/2 teaspoon of chamomile flowers.
How to Prepare: Add the respective amounts of each plant in a cup of tea and add 150 ml of boiling water. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes and strain.
This tea should be taken 3 to 4 times a day to help soothe the stomach.
2. Peppermint Tea
The dried peppermint leaf tea can be used in relieving menstrual cramps, nausea, difficult digestion of fatty foods and to decrease gas production. This tea can be prepared using dried, crushed or fresh peppermint leaves.
- 2 teaspoons of dried whole or crushed peppermint leaves
- or 2 to 3 fresh leaves.
How to prepare: put the peppermint leaves in a cup of tea and fill with boiling water. Allow the infusion to stand for 5 to 7 minutes and strain.
This tea should be taken 3 to 4 times a day and preferably after meals.
Tea for stomach pains and spasms:
Peppermint tea when combined with dried seeds of fennel or fennel and Melissa leaves, can be used for the relief of stomach pains and spasms.
- 2 teaspoons dried peppermint leaves
- 2 teaspoons of fennel or fennel seeds
- 2 teaspoons of melissa leaf.
How to prepare: Put 1 tbsp of the previous mixture in a cup of tea and fill with boiling water. Allow the infusion to stand for 10 minutes and strain.
This tea should be drunk very hot, 2 to 3 times a day, and preferably after or between meals. See more about properties of this plant in Peppermint.