Spearmint (Mentha viridis)
But did you know that Spearmint herbal tea offers certain digestive benefits?
Spearmint is so Special!
Like peppermint, chamomile and ginger tea, when enjoyed after meals, some studies have suggested that Spearmint tea can help Stop heartburn, as well as relieve gas pain due to bloating. Just don't drink it if you get acid reflux! Spearmint can actually trigger acid reflux as can coffee, alcohol and chocolate!
It is also known as a good nausea and Stomach ache Soother. Spearmint aids in the natural digestion of food by helping the release of bile and stomach juices.
Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. Chinese Proverb
I find it relaxing and calming.
More recent Studies found that Spearmint tea had the effect of lowering libido in men and Scientists then wondered what it might do for women with hirsutism. Since excess hair growth is caused by higher than average testosterone levels, a tea that lowers testosterone seemed likely to help in this condition. At the end of the Study the women who drank two cups of Spearmint tea every day showed significantly less free testosterone in their bodies.
Spearmint tea is more mild and less Stimulating than Peppermint tea and, because it is also naturally caffeine-free, I often make +Madeleine a cup of Spearmint tea and Serve it to her in the Tiffany Cup that we gave her when she was Christened.
Did you also know that history reveals that the Romans used Spearmint as a refreshment for the mind as well as the body? It is the perfect tea to refresh and energize Miss M when she is Studying at her Sweet and pretty desk!
Madeleine loves Silver, Seashells, Snow and Studying.
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