Spearmint tea also known as garden mint, mackerel mint, common mint and lamb mint is loaded with various health benefits, for overall well being. Spearmint that goes by the botanical name Mentha spicata belongs to the family of aromatic mint and is a perennial plant found vastly across Europe, China, India and southern Asia.
Drinking spearmint tea daily offers a wide range of health benefits including boosting immunity, balancing hormones, triggering blood circulation, bringing down stress levels and promoting cardiac health.
Spearmint is also one of the main ingredients in Western cuisine owing to its aroma and is often infused in drinks, desserts for its taste. In India, it is extensively used in Ayurveda and Unani medicine for dealing with digestive issues, soothing the stomach, relieving colic pain in babies, cramps and irritable bowel syndrome.
These aromatic leaves are also a main ingredient in toothpaste, mouthwash, soaps and the essential oil is integrated into cocktails, sauces and dips.
How To Make Spearmint Tea?
A fistful of spearmint leaves
1 tsp of honey
1 tsp of lemon juice
2 cups of water
In hot water, add spearmint leaves and boil it for 5 minutes
Strain the water into a cup. Stir in honey and lemon juice
Sip it slowly to enjoy it
Benefits of Spearmint Tea:
Boosts Respiratory Health:
Spearmint is your instant remedy if you are suffering from lung infections. The anti-inflammatory properties soothe the respiratory tract, alleviate sore throat, clear chest congestion and help in preventing chronic conditions like asthma, sinus, headache and bronchitis.
Spearmint is the best bet to regulate hormonal imbalances in women that play a crucial role in ovulation, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone. In females, drinking spearmint tea helps in treating symptoms related to polycystic ovary syndrome, irregular period or cysts.
Improves Intestinal Health:
Poor digestion can lead to various health issues and irritate the inner lining of esophagus, thanks to active compound carvone in reducing muscle cramps in the digestive organs. It not only helps the small intestine in absorbing the minerals but heals the upset stomach, treats nausea, prevents vomiting, flatulence.
Beats Bacterial Infections:
Bacterial infections are of many types and often cause bad breath, mouth sores and dental related infections. Apply spearmint oil on the swollen gums for instant relief and to prevent gingivitis besides restricting the growth of bacteria in the body. Start your day with spearmint tea to keep bacterial infections that can cause cold and fever, at a bay.
Spearmint leaves are loaded with menthols that mimics the properties of a natural tranquilizer. This tea, if taken regularly calms down nerves, triggers the production of serotonin, melatonin and brings down anxiety, stress and induces good night sleep.