A review of the bioactivity and potential health benefits of peppermint tea (Mentha piperita L.).

@article{McKay2006ARO,
  title={A review of the bioactivity and potential health benefits of peppermint tea (Mentha piperita L.).},
  author={Diane L. McKay and Jeffrey B Blumberg},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={619-33}
}
Peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) is one of the most widely consumed single ingredient herbal teas, or tisanes. Peppermint tea, brewed from the plant leaves, and the essential oil of peppermint are used in traditional medicines. Evidence-based research regarding the bioactivity of this herb is reviewed. The phenolic constituents of the leaves include rosmarinic acid and several flavonoids, primarily eriocitrin, luteolin and hesperidin. The main volatile components of the essential oil are menthol… CONTINUE READING
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