Chamomile Mint- Minty and Soothing

This one’s gonna put you right to sleep, and also refresh you if you feel lazy from all the sleeping. Aren’t following what I’m trying to say? Introducing the Chamomile Mint: a minty fresh brew that contains chamomile flowers, peppermint, and spearmint leaves.

Completely caffeine-free, this herbal tea will help you get a good night’s sleep, whenever and wherever you want. It has spearmint, which is especially good for women (keep reading to find out). In this article, we’re gonna dive deep into each ingredient, and find out how they’re good for us. Without further ado, let’s just jump into it.

CHAMOMILE FLOWERS

Chamomile flowers and a cup od chamomile tea on a saucer placed in a cane basket with a checkered piece of cloth beside it.
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Chamomile Helps Relax the Intestine Muscles

Chamomile is a herb that has been used as an ingredient in herbal teas for a long time. It has been used as traditional medicine and as a natural remedy for many ailments. 

According to a study, this herb is used for many gastrointestinal conditions and digestive disorders. It is especially helpful in soothing the stomach, getting rid of gas, and relaxing the muscles that move through the intestines.

Chamomile May Reduce Insomnia

In our competitive society, someone who prioritizes their work over their sleep is applauded and praised. But sleep is very essential for our body and mind. Many people spend sleepless nights or a generally sleep-deprived lifestyle, which is extremely bad for their health.

Insomnia can have a lot of bad effects and should be avoided at all costs. According to research, chamomile can be used for sedation (calming effect) purposes. It contains a flavonoid that is the cause of its sleep-inducing nature. This flavonoid can help you cope with treat hysteria, nightmares, insomnia, and other sleep problems.

Chamomile May Reduce Anxiety

Mental health is a very serious issue that is often overlooked in our modern society. A lot of people suffer from anxiety and they don’t even know it. Medication can be very tricky and can have many side effects. One of the best ways to naturally reduce stress and anxiety is to pour yourself a fresh brew of herbal tea.

Research has proved that chamomile can be used as a mild sedative to calm your nerves and help reduce anxiety. It may not be a magic herb that’ll take away all your problems, but it certainly helps to have something natural. 

Chamomile Normalises Blood Sugar Level

We need to monitor our sugar levels regularly to determine our overall health and affect it severely. High blood sugar can cause increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. We must look out for these symptoms.

Sources say that chamomile can alleviate hyperglycemia. This means that it can help reduce or normalise the sugar levels in your blood. This may help in managing diabetes as it is directly related to blood sugar levels.

A cup of soothing chamomile tea can take care of you and your health side-by-side!

Chamomile Improves Skin Health

Chamomile tea was used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans to heal and treat wounds. Even they knew that natural ways like herbs are the only proper way to treat your skin.

Chamomile possesses antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that enable it to exhibit magical benefits. It can help you lighten your skin, reduce acne, and the polyphenols and phytochemicals in chamomile act as antiageing agents. Just sipping on your favourite chamomile tea can be a new part of your skincare regime!

It also cures Sore Throat

A sore throat can be annoying. And for something this trivial, going to the pharmacy may be very tiring. A natural way to treat a sore throat is to use chamomile. In a study, researchers gave puffs of chamomile extract to a group of people with sore throats. 

The group did not report any sore throat and hoarseness compared to those who didn’t receive it. The lubrication of their endotracheal tube cuff with chamomile extract spray helped them drastically. You can enjoy the same effect in the form of tea. Just make a cup of herbal tea with chamomile and forget about issues like sore throat! (Hint: use Chamomile Mint!)

Boosts your Immune System

Our immune system is the backbone of our health. Strengthening it means increasing our chances of survival drastically. For doing this naturally, chamomile comes to the rescue. This amazing herb acts as a great preventive measure for any possible ailments. Directly boosting your immune system makes you stronger from the inside. 

Sources say that chamomile may provide major assistance to your immune system, stimulating it and boosting it. So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a cup of refreshing warm chamomile tea and keep those ailments at bay!

Spearmint Leaves

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Also known as the “garden mint”, this minty herb contains aromatic oil, called the oil of spearmint. It is used as a flavouring and sometimes as a scent. This oil is one of the main reasons behind the various health benefits of spearmint, such as:

Spearmint Helps with Weight Management

Research has suggested that spearmint may help in managing weight and preventing obesity. It is not some magical herb, but it can aid in a healthy diet, a balanced lifestyle, and ideal weight.

Spearmint tea may act as a catalyst in your weight loss journey. It may act as a potential treatment for obesity, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Also, tea made with spearmint is very low in calories, meaning it won’t add much to your daily intake.

Spearmint May help Reduce Stress

Mental health is a very serious issue, especially in today’s world. We often ignore it as a society. We need natural ways to take care of our mental health.

Spearmint tea may help in relaxing your nerves and reducing stress. It is a natural anti-stress agent and helps you keep calm in stressful situations. In some South American countries, people have traditionally used spearmint as a remedy for stress and insomnia.

Recently, in a lab study, scientists gave spearmint extract to rats for observing any potential changes. The results indicated decreased anxiety and improved sleep. Spearmint leaves contain menthol, which is famous for its relaxing properties.

Spearmint may help Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

Research suggests that spearmint tea may help lower blood sugar in some diabetes patients. There have not been any extensive human studies on the matter. But, studies on rats with diabetes have shown lower blood sugar levels when given spearmint.

In a lab study that having healthy and diabetic rats, the researchers gave spearmint extract to the rats every day. Compared to the healthy rats, the diabetic rats displayed lower levels of blood sugar.

In another study, the researchers gave 300 mg (per kg of body weight) of spearmint extract to diabetic rats daily for 21 days. The study reported a 25% reduction in blood sugar.

Spearmint may help in Dealing with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance in women. PCOS makes women produce amounts of male hormones that are considered more than normal. This happens due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Women suffering from PCOS often report symptoms like irregular periods, excessive hair growth on the face, chest, back, or buttocks, hair loss, and acne.

Spearmint tea may help with PCOS. It has an anti-androgenic effect that results in a significant decrease in testosterone levels that may help in the treatment of PCOS.

In a 30-day study, 42 women with PCOS were given spearmint tea twice a day. Compared to the control group, these women showed lower testosterone levels. Similar results were found in another study, which was conducted on 12 women with PCOS.  In a different study, researchers gave spearmint tea to women with facial hair twice a day for 30 days. The results reported a significant reduction in facial hair.  

Spearmint may Improve Memory

Wouldn’t it be great if chugging on tea helped improve how our brain functions? Well, it’s not far from possible! Spearmint can help improve brain function by boosting memory.

Spearmint has neuroprotective properties. It increases neurotransmitter levels, protects neurons, and promotes neural growth. The chemical analysis says that spearmint may help in improving memory and treating memory-related ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease.

A study tested mice’s memory by making them pass a maze test. After giving them some spearmint extract, the mice experienced improved learning and memory. Similarly, in a more recent study, scientists gave supplements containing 900 mg of spearmint extract to some older adults with memory impairment. The results showed a 15% improvement in working memory.

Spearmint has Antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that help protect our bodies from the cellular damage caused by free radicals. These are harmful molecules that might cause oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress can lead to several chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Foods rich in antioxidants are very useful in preventing chronic diseases caused by oxidative stress. As mentioned above, oxidative stress is a medical condition. The free radicals that damage our skin can result in oxidative stress.

Spearmint has a lot of antioxidants. The most prominent ones are rosmarinic acid, flavones and flavanones like limonene and menthol. Antioxidants are also responsible for the memory-boosting and neuroprotective properties of spearmint.

Peppermint Leaves

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Compared to spearmint which has only 1% on menthol, peppermint has a whopping 40%. It adds a more intense “minty” flavour to the Cool Green Ocean. Peppermint also offers a lot of benefits, such as:

Peppermint may Improve Oral Health

Popularly used for flavouring candies and breath mints, peppermint has a pleasant minty taste. In fact, this fresh mint is not just good for taste, but for your oral hygiene as well. 

A study has reported that peppermint oil shows antibacterial activity that restricts the rapid growth of a bacteria called staphylococcus. In another study, test subjects who were given peppermint, tea tree, and lemon oils demonstrated improved breath.

The cooling properties of peppermint can effectively soothe tooth and muscle aches. Peppermint helps fight off oral pathogens and kills common bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum disease. This is the reason why peppermint can be found as a prominent ingredient in most kinds of toothpaste, gums, and several kinds of mouthwash.

Peppermint may Improve Digestion

Peppermint may prove useful in treating digestive ailments such as bloating and indigestion.  It also has a relaxing effect on the intestinal smooth muscle.

Studies conducted on animals indicate that essential oils present in peppermint help relax the digestive tissues. It also prevents smooth muscle contraction and spasms.  

A different series of studies conducted on children revealed that peppermint significantly reduced the duration, frequency, and severity of abdominal pain. Include peppermint in your diet and keep those stomach ailments at bay!

Peppermint may help treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is actually a very common intestinal disorder, that consists of symptoms like diarrhoea, constipation, and stomach pain. Although IBS cannot be cured, you can avoid the symptoms by managing their diet and lifestyle. Some may need medication.

Research has reported results based on a series of studies done on 926 people. The researchers treated the test subjects were with peppermint oil for two weeks. The results showed significantly better symptom relief among the subjects.

Another study done on 72 people who suffered from IBS gave similar results. The consumption of peppermint oil capsules reduced the symptoms of IBS by 40% after 4 weeks.

Peppermint is Anti-Viral

Currently, we face new strains of viruses that are getting difficult to fight. So, incorporating antiviral foods into our diet has become a necessity. In fact, peppermint can help here. The essential oils present in peppermint have two main components-menthol and menthone. Research (in vitro) has suggested that peppermint has significant antiviral effects. 

This antiviral property of peppermint may even have a direct effect on our respiratory system and its health. To summarize, it may help with problems in the respiratory tract, nasal tract, and coughing reflexes. 

So, Good Night and Good Day!

I hope you didn’t feel like sleeping while reading this (that was a joke, but I really hope so!). Check out Chamomile Mint by Ono Teas, crafted for a sleepy but minty-fresh experience. Gift this wonder to your loved ones and make sure they get a good night’s sleep. 

Make sure you check out other teas from the Women’s Wellness Collection. If you want to taste the traditional drink of Morocco, try Authentic Moroccan Mint Tea.

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