Mint is easy to grow and has many uses in the kitchen, around the home, and in your self-care. I enjoy using mint in my treatments for its energizing and uplifting qualities, as well as its positive effect on circulation. Mint tea is an excellent way to enjoy the healing properties of this herb.
Mint tea is naturally caffeine-free, yet has an energizing effect. It increases your metabolism, suppresses appetite, and curbs cravings, which makes it a great ally for weight loss. Mint is also naturally sweet, and can help lower blood sugar levels. Drink mint tea after a meal to aid in digestion. It can even soothe an upset stomach.
Did you know mint has anti-inflammatory properties? This means that it can reduce pain caused by inflammation, even when applied topically as a pure essential oil or when you drink it in a tea.
Mint is a keystone herb for increasing our overall immune system health. Drinking mint tea can help ward off colds and flu, and can even improve hay fever and allergy symptoms.
Mint is extremely easy to grow at home and is best in containers because it spreads readily. You can brew mint tea using fresh or dried leaves. If you want to purchase mint tea, look for organic varieties or loose leaf teas made without synthetic flavours or additives. When you brew a cup, be sure to take in the aroma for an instant mood boost!