After enjoying a nice meal, what better way to end it than with a nice cup of peppermint tea. However, if you don't fancy the drink, or you are looking for something more convenient, try Swanson Peppermint Leaf capsules, the perfect alternative to peppermint tea.
Peppermint is a fast growing aromatic plant, which is a cross between watermint and spearmint. Many people grow it in containers because it can be invasive and liable to take over gardens if left unchecked. It is native to Europe and the Middle East.
Peppermint is a versatile plant that is commonly used in remedies to alleviate discomfort. Most of us know peppermint as flavouring for sweets and chewing gum, others may prefer drinking it as a herbal tea.
Many products we use daily such as toothpaste and mouthwash also contain peppermint. The leaf can be used in its natural state and it can be chewed to serve as a breath freshener.
Bathing products often contain peppermint as it is soothing to the skin. It is also an ingredient in various ointments.
There are a host of potential health benefits that can be derived from this humble plant. Peppermint leaf contains vitamins and iron and is low in calories, making it a good ingredient to include in many dishes and salads.
Peppermint leaves contain large amounts of flavonoids. They are a type of vitamin that have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to protect cells from damage that could lead to serious conditions such as cancers, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Peppermint plays a role in digestion, it reduces the levels of fats and may help to lower cholesterol levels. It has been suggested that if you take peppermint with other supplements, it could make them more effective too, although this is not confirmed.
Colpermin, a medication commonly prescribed in the treatment of gastric spasms, contains peppermint oils, indicating the soothing properties of peppermint. Swanson Peppermint Leaf capsules may potentially help you in the same way.
Peppermint capsules from Swanson may help to ease the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) due to their soothing effect. They may also help if you are undergoing a barium enema, because colonic spasms are one of the effects of this procedure.
Aromatherapy is a branch of medicine that traditionally uses peppermint as part of treatments.
Peppermint leaf may help relieve:
You may take one capsule once or twice daily with food and water. It should be safe to take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, menopausal women may experience increased flushes.
If you have been prescribed cyclosporine do not take this supplement, as it may reduce the effectiveness of this drug as it passes through the body.
This product should not be taken if you have gallbladder problems or any liver disorders.
Always consult your doctor before taking health supplements, especially if you are taking prescribed medicines for any health conditions.