Spearmint (Mentha viridis)
When most of us think of Spearmint, I am sure the first thing that comes to mind is chewing gum, breath mints and toothpaste!
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.
I drink Spearmint tea every night as it aids in the natural digestion of food by helping the release of bile and stomach juices.
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 2 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 Miss M 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!
Miss M loves Silver, Seashells, Snow and Studying.
Since I am exploring things Starting with S, I just have to mention my Sisters, Stacey and Holly and our blog,
Stacey is the middle sister,
Holly is the youngest.
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That's it from me for a while.
Before I go I just want to say thank you to the following lovely ladies for hosting such sweet linky parties:
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday, Wanda Lee's Tuesday Tea for me and Thee, Sandi's Tea time Tuesday , Terri and Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday, Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday.
Best wishes for a happy week,
Natasha In Oz