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For those who have a ailment that physicians often find hard to treat such as irritable intestinal malady, why not start with a treatment which is naturally and usually effective which is a whole lot less expensive compared to prescription medication? To enjoy the best of peppermint benefits, why not brew yourself a cup of peppermint tea.
One of the old-age cure for numerous kinds of stomach problems is the peppermint tea. Peppermint tea has been set to a scientific testing in Europe where some insurance plans pay for herbal teas as well as for conventional medications.There was a substantial body of scientific analysis that finds it is good for mild abdominal pain, flatulence, and diarrhea. It’s better to know what you are treating since abdominal problems is a indication of many unique disorders, some of them requiring urgent medical attention. But if you have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), even your doctor might recommend peppermint tea.
Peppermint is helpful in moderation and harmful in excess like most other herbs. If you have hemochromatosis (iron overload disease), tannins in the tea interfere with absorption of iron from food and a bad thing if you suffer iron-deficiency anemia.Men who is drinking very large amounts of peppermint tea (a gallon a day or so) can experience lowered testosterone levels.On the other hand, women who use peppermint tea as a douche can suffer contact dermatitis.
You could rinse a minor skin wound with warm (not hot) peppermint tea as an added measure of protection against various kinds of skin infections, including MRSA, but the essential oils in peppermint tea are too much inside the body – don’t put it in your neti pot.The peppermint tea meant to be drunk, and about 5 cups (1.2 liters) per day is all your digestive tract needs.
Benefits from peppermint herbal tea are also found in lemon balm, chamomile and star anise teas. You don’t have to boil the herb in the process of creating your tea since all of these herbs work through their essential oils. Brewing peppermint tea with boiling water reduces the essential oils.Just put almost-boiling water in a covered teapot or teacup, and allow to brew for 3 to 5 minutes.Ingest it warm and not hot.
An alternative way to get the peppermint benefits for intestinal problems is to take enteric-coated capsules of peppermint oil.This capsules only dissolve when they reach the small intestine, preserving their volatile natural oils for utmost outcome towards irritable bowel syndrome or duodenal ulcers.Consider capsules as a good way to get relief of IBS or ulcers when it’s not practical to make some tea.
A chemist, author, and formulator of natural products, Robert Rister is author or co-author of 20 books on natural health, which includs Healing without Medication and the upcoming Coconut Grove Diet.