For many, the smell of peppermint conjures up up fond memories of childhood.

A minty candy cane at Christmas… a cool peppermint milkshake on a hot summer day… there’s just something absolutely refreshing about the taste of peppermint.

Lucky for all of us, peppermint is far more than just a tasty flavor.

As it turns out, peppermint is packed with health-boosting compounds that can help alleviate some of today’s most pressing health concerns.

You may have heard about peppermint being used to ease headaches.

Studies show peppermint oil applied to the forehead can be as potent as traditional remedies to ease headache pain.

Peppermint tea can also help you sleep due to its ability to relax your muscles.

Plus, it’s naturally caffeine-free, so it won’t keep you awake all night long.

But my favorite use for peppermint is to aid digestive upset. Particularly gas and bloating.

Peppermint has been used as a remedy for indigestion since Ancient Egyptian times. In fact, dried peppermint leaves were found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1000 BC.

And, the ancient Greeks and Romans used the herb as a stomach soother.

More recently, multiple studies have shown peppermint to be a powerful aid in relieving digestive symptoms.

Heck, even the Mayo Clinic, which hardly ever recommends alternative remedies, had peppermint in their latest book as a go-to remedy for gas and bloating.

How does it work?

Simple. Peppermint helps your liver make more bile.

And that’s important because if you don’t have enough bile (which most people don’t), then your food – especially fats – won’t get fully digested.

This undigested food festers and clumps together, triggering gas, bloating, diarrhea and other foul reactions.

But the active plant compounds in peppermint can calm the muscles of the stomach, which, in turn, improves the flow of bile.

Better bile flow means better digestion. And less gas and bloating.

Whenever I’ve overindulged and am feeling a bit stuffed up, I make myself a cup of peppermint tea.

It not only tastes great, but also helps calm my stomach and relieve my GI upset.

In fact, that’s why peppermint is one of the main ingredients I use in my breakthrough formula Digestive Freedom Plus.

You can take a look at it here

Give it a try the next time you’re feeling gassy or uncomfortable after a large meal.

God Bless,

Jeff Reagan

Editor, Patriot Health Alliance

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6 thoughts on “Peppermint

  1. My remedy for Indigestion is to take a teaspoon of natural honey.
    I take that after a heavy meal (like I get at this seniors residence evening meal.)
    It doesn’t take many minutes, and my digestive system has calmed down, and
    I’m soon asleep.
    Of course I take Natural Honey, not processed and etc.
    I get my supply of Natural honey from a bee keeper, out in the country here in
    southern Manitoba.
    I’ve also discovered taking a teaspoon of natural honey in half cup of hot water, with
    a sprinkle of apple cider vinegar, also natural, is soothing to my digestive system.

    1. I got a friend his father has been doing this all his life and swears by it he said , I just blowed it off but I have heard to many good things about apple cider vinegar , just hard to convince my taste buds , but I am now older with more health issues I will meet them taste buds half way and we’ll. add the honey P.S. My friends dad is still health over ninty gets around good.

  2. As I was growing up most of the woman would carry peppermint spirits, so I grew up with this as a norm & to this day I always have peppmint spirits in my purse. Sure was nice to review all the benefits of peppmint . I grew up with some pretty smart woman but never acknowledged it because it was the norm for me. Liz

  3. My landlord claims to having been traumatized as a child by Peppermint smells. I have been forbidden to have Peppermint tea, or use peppermint toothpaste, or chew peppermint gum or mints as well. I feel like Ace Ventura after his landlord says ‘VENTURAAAA’.

  4. Jeff just antra to say a quick hi and wanted to know your thoughts on Alkaline water it seems to be the newest health kick what do you think? As always happy to receive your helpful w mails keep up the good work

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