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In Ayurvedic medicine, peppermint brings balance to and soothes muscle and tooth pain in all three doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha). It benefits and brings the most balance to a fiery Pitta dosha and a stagnant Kapha dosha.
For imbalanced Vata dosha, peppermint can prevent and relieve uncomfortable gas, easing abdominal pain and cramps. It calms anxiety and eases the nervous system, preventing stress headaches and feelings of being overwhelmed.
For imbalance Pitta dosha, peppermint is a cooling, digestive herb that gently balances digestive fire due to hyperacidity and indigestion. Peppermint soothes the smooth muscles in the stomach and improves flow in healthy digestion, aiding in nutrient and fat absorption. Pitta dosha also benefits from peppermint's relief from uncomfortable gas. It also induces sweat, which is nature's way of releasing excess heat that is trapped in our bodies or our minds. When Pitta dosha is out of balance, anger and criticism can manifest. Peppermint counteracts these emotions, restoring harmony and balance.
When kapha dosha is out of balance, congestion of the mind, stomach and lungs occur. Menthol in the peppermint provides decongestive benefits to clear stagnation.
This peppermint is certified organic.
Certified Organic Peppermint
Mentha x piperita
Crisp mint, dry, clear, refreshing
Serving Size: 2-3g (1-2 tsp) per 150ml purified water.
Ideal Brewing Vessel: Glass tea pot with infuser; porcelain or ceramic tea pot with strainer; tea sachets
Western Style Steeping: Boil water to 212F/100C. Steep for 2 minutes before pouring through a strainer into a tea cup or pitcher.*
Sachet Brewing: Add 2-3g (1-2 tsp) to a tea sachet and place inside a mug filled with 212F/100C water. Steep for 2 minutes.
Cold Brew: Place 4g (2 tsp) in a pitcher and fill with 450ml water. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Use a strainer when serving.
*Adjust the brew time, temperature and leaf volume to fit your taste: A lower temperature increases vegetal flavor; a shorter brewing time decreases astringency; and a lower volume of leaves reduces bitterness.