What is Peppermint Leaf?
Peppermint has been used for thousand of years of its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits. Peppermint can consist of fresh or dry leaves for use in food or tea. It is also the most widely single ingredients herbal tea. Peppermint is rich in several bioactive compounds including rosmarinic acid and flavonoids, primarily eriocitrin, luteolin and hesperidin. It has health benefits in managing gastrointestinal health, sinus and cold symptoms.
- Rosmarinic acid
What Are The Proposed Benefits of Peppermint Leaf?
- Eases digestive upsets
- Help relieve tension headache and migraine
- Calming effect
- Improve energy level and reduce daytime fatigue
A review has shown that peppermint leaf’s bioactive compound has promising benefits in both the gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract(1)
(1) McKay and Blumberg. A Review of the Bioactivity and Potential Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea (Mentha piperita L.). Phytother 2006. Res. 20, 619–633