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Health Benefit of Peppermint Tea: Heartburn Relief

Posted By Andrea Green On November 19, 2012 @ 1:00 pm In Peppermint Tea Benefits | 1 Comment

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Have you ever suffered from heartburn? Have you ever used peppermint tea to help ease or prevent symptoms?

Peppermint has long been used to treat a variety of digestive ailments from heartburn to irritable bowel syndrome.

Many people will reach for expensive over-the-counter heartburn medications to try to relieve the burning sensation caused by heartburn. However, that may not be necessary.

Peppermint contains menthol which is known to naturally provide a cooling sensation. In addition, it is known to relax the sphincter that keeps the contents of the stomach from backing up into your esophagus, thereby easing your heartburn symptoms.

As we head into the holidays, where eating until we get digestive upset is a national past time, why not try serving my Peppermint Tea [2] recipe with your next holiday meal? Make it cold and serve it with food, or serve it hot as a soothing after dinner drink.

This is not meant to be medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting to treat any medical condition with peppermint tea.
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