When most people think of mint, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the flavor of their favorite toothpaste or chewing gum. While mint has some pretty standard uses (fresh breath guaranteed), it also has plenty of other useful health benefits.
Encourages Weight Loss
According to Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital, "Peppermint tea helps in aiding weight loss, reduces heartburn, makes your skin glow, induces sleep and provides satiety." Since there aren't many known side effects of drinking peppermint tea, you can drink it any time of the day. We suggest brewing a black tea and complementing it with a tablespoon of Shokoo's Mint Syrup, especially if you prefer a little bit of a sweeter taste in your tea.
Helps Relieves Stress & Anxiety
Because the herb has menthol, which is known to be a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic in nature, mint can help calm and relax you. Just the simple action of smelling mint can help reduce stress.
Cures Upset Stomach
Whether you have stomach issues like constipation, motion sickness or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, though not a cure, the menthol inside of mint can help soothe the stomach and relieve digestive problems.
Helps For a Good Night's Rest
Having trouble sleeping? Caffeine-free mint tea can do the trick. Its calming effect will help you get some Zzs even if you are normally tossing and turning in the night.