If you crave something sweet after dinner, why not try herbal tea like peppermint? It’s loaded with health benefits and has a sweet calming flavour that is great just before bed.
Benefits of peppermint tea can include:
Reducing indigestion and heartburn.
Peppermint contains both menthol and methyl salicylate, which have an antispasmodic effect that can help calm the gastrointestinal tract.
It is good for your tummy
Peppermint tea can help reduce that bloating feeling.
A natural peppermint tea contains methanol, which can help relieve stomach aches, bloating and constipation. It allows your stomach muscles to relax, which helps any digestive gases to pass more easily. If you often deal with bloating and cramps linked to your period, peppermint tea can be a gentle way to reduce these symptoms.
Great at night time to sooth
As well as being refreshing, peppermint tea is caffeine free, so you don’t have to worry about it keeping you awake. A cup of peppermint tea at night time can help soothe your stomach if you accidentally ate a bit too much because, as mentioned, peppermint tea is good for reducing indigestion.
Help hydrate your body
If you find it hard to drink enough water each day, try reaching for other hydrating drinks, like peppermint tea. Peppermint tea is water-based and caffeine-free, making it a good option for increasing your fluid intake.
Helps you to relax
Peppermint tea has natural relaxing properties like menthol, so if you’re feeling stressed at the end of the day your body will usually feel tense and tired. Peppermint tea can act as a natural muscle relaxant — making it easier to let go of tension and sleep.