Peppermint is a herbaceous plant that grows in moist, shaded conditions particularly around the banks of streams. Its oil is used in Aromatherapy and is an ingredient in many teas and confectionery, as well as Toothpaste, Mouthwash and chewing gum.
Peppermint has a long history of medicinal use for relaxing the muscles in the digestive system and thus help with Heartburn & Indigestion, stomach cramps, flatulence and diarrhoea. Many sufferers of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) have reported an improvement in their symptoms after using peppermint oil too!
It might do! A peppermint tea, like Dragonfly Organic Pure Peppermint Tea 20 Sachets, contains volatile menthol compounds that not only gives it a strong aroma but may also help to suppress ones' appetite.
No! Nearly all peppermint tea's are naturally caffeine-free, unless stated otherwise (always read the label).
Peppermint essence is well-known for its antispasmodic properties, which relax the muscles in the digestive tract. This means peppermint oil could make your bowels looser to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of Constipation.
While the natural scent of peppermint oil is appealing to most people, it is despised by most bugs may and may actually repel them like a natural insecticide.