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Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea
benjaminzagurasky posted:
Peppermint has refreshing properties. Peppermint tea relieves abdominal bloating, softens the skin, cools the body and alleviates body pain including toothache .
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ellysecoyte responded:
  1. Boiled with sugar and water to make mint syrup to sweeten drinks
  2. As a garnish for summer drinks like lemonade
  3. In place of some or all of the basil in pesto
  4. As mulch around garden plants such as tomatoes and cabbage to repel a wide variety of insects (use the leaves only, never plant in the garden as it's too invasive)
  5. Steeped with boiling water for fresh mint tea
  6. Chewed after meals for an instant breath freshener
  7. Added to green smoothies
  8. For mint iced tea -- steep mint in boiling water with sugar or honey, then chill
  9. Chopped and tossed with roasted potatoes, olive oil and salt
  10. Frozen in ice cubes for a pretty drink presentation
  11. For mint juleps with simple syrup, muddled mint leaves and Kentucky whiskey
rohvannyn responded:
If you inhale the steam from the tea, it can help clear your airways and is amild bronchodilator and antinflammatory. I have asthma and have used it for that. Drinking the tea afterwards helps the effect be more long lasting. I haven't found it help much with pain. Water that cloves have been soaked in is much better for toothache than peppermint is. But in either case, this is a depression forum and this is somewhat out of place.

However! Peppermint smell might be just the jolt you need to lift you if you need a good distraction. There. We are somewhat on topic again. Yes, I noticed the spam link.

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