Plant: Peppermint Leaf 🌿 Color: Light Brown & Green Type: Dried Fragrance: Minty, Sweet, Fresh We are not just here to sell products, we want to educate women about the POWER of medicinal herbs. 🌿 Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is much more versatile than you might think. Until I began to dive deep into the study of herbal medicine, I only attributed peppermint to toothpaste and mojitos. Surprisingly, peppermint has HUNDREDS if not thousands of medicinal and practical uses which pesticide companies and Big Pharma definitely don’t want you to know about! 1. Peppermint Helps You Feel Full After Meals Are you on a diet and having trouble eating less? Amazingly, drinking peppermint tea after a meal can help you feel more full. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals (Troth, 62). Try brewing a cup of peppermint tea after eating. 2. Peppermint Aids in Digestion Next time you find yourself reaching for a bottle of the pink stuff, try peppermint instead! Drink a hot cup to aid your digestion and soothe unpleasant symptoms like nausea, flatulence, and diarrhea. Note: If you have GERD, peppermint may aggravate your conditions, so consult your doc or herbalist prior to using peppermint. 3. Peppermint Improves Concentration Have a hard time focusing? A big cup of peppermint tea after your morning coffee may be just what you need to improve your focus and center yourself. Plus, it will freshen your breath after all that coffee you just drank! “Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy by 28 percent just by inhaling” (TROTH, 62). 28 percent?! I think that makes peppermint tea worth trying out. Peppermint is also known to boost mood and lessen fatigue. I like to use peppermint when I’m working long hours in the office. 4. Peppermint Can Ease Motion Sickness If only we had some peppermint essential oil that time my mom barfed on the teacup ride at Disneyland. Sorry, mom. But, we didn’t know what we do now. Peppermint is effective against nausea. I cannot imagine anyone in the car being bothered by the smell of peppermint on the yearly holiday trip. Who knows? Maybe it will help the driver concentrate. 5. Peppermint Relieves Itching Itchy skin is the worst and it tends to get worse in the cooler months! For a quick fix for itching, apply your cooled brewed peppermint tea bag to bug bites or itchy skin. I like to dab mine on my face to feel fresh and tighten my skin. 6. Peppermint Diminishes Headaches Many women suffer from headaches prior to the onset of their period. To alleviate this PMS symptom, drink peppermint tea and apply the used tea bag to the temples. As a bonus, this will also ease any tension at or around the temporalis muscle. Tightening in this muscle is what contributes to jowls which are not cool. 7. Peppermint Can Help Prevent Sore Throats As soon as you feel soreness rising up in your throat, start drinking and gargling peppermint tea which is antibacterial and antiviral. Why should you buy our stuff? About Us. Elijah Essentials is a women’s healing ministry that provides income for women who have suffered trauma through the sale of their homemade goods. It is our mission to help women heal through art therapy, herbs, and lots of prayers. By making a purchase you help our company to grow and therefore help women all over the world to heal from abuse. Thanks for stopping by. Yah’veh Shalom Much Love, Many Blessings, Jesus is Lord. Legal Stuff This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Due to safety concerns, we do not accept returns on food products.