Also called medicinal mint. Peppermint increases the amount of gastric juice, which improves the digestive process. It also has a diastolic effect on the sphincter muscles in the digestive tract - this allows gases to escape and prevents gas, supports the proper peristaltic movements of the intestines.
If you deal with tension headaches and migraines, sipping a nice warm cup of peppermint leaves tea will help alleviate the pain, also helps with menstrual pain, and proved to be useful in fighting bacterial infections, relieve clogged sinuses, and improve your sleep
Delicious hot or ice cold.
How to prepare:
quantity: 1 teaspoon per cup
temperature: 100 C
brewing time: 5 minutes
Multiple infusion: no
Food pairing:finger sandwiches, chocolates and fruity sweets. Try it with melon!
Mint leaf extracts can be used to help treat digestive problems (especially poor digestion of fats), lack of appetite, because they stimulate the secretion of bile and gastric juice.
They regulate intestinal peristalsis, prevent gas and gas. Mint extracts recommended for gallstone disease, intestinal colic and liver diseases. They are also mildly diuretic and sedative.
Properties of peppermint: helps with stomach pains, in digestive disorders, for nausea, for indigestion, in intestinal colic, has a diastolic effect, reduces the tension of smooth muscles, used in ailments, i.e. spasms of the upper gastrointestinal tract and bile ducts
The mint leaves also have a migraine-relieving effect.
It also has antibacterial, antipruritic, local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Peppermint is used in the food industry. It is used e.g. for the production of mint candies and some liqueurs, as well as chewing gums.
In the kitchen, peppermint leaves can be added to cottage cheese and salads, added to lemonade or other drinks, it quenches thirst in hot weather.