ALSO KNOWN AS
Menta Piperita, Field Mint
Calm, cool, collected
This little herb packs a punch, so you'll only need to use it in very small amounts. It's been found as a traditional remedy in many cultures, but we also see (and taste) its presence in many of our day to day things: chewing gum, medicines, toothpaste. The herb is known to soothe upset stomachs, migraines, menstrual cramps, and stuffy sinuses — symptoms that we're quite familiar with and experience from time to time.
Peppermint tea is not only calorie-free but caffeine-free, and makes the perfect nightcap to prepare us for a restful sleep. Conversely, if you need an energy boost and want to stay awake, peppermint oil is actually said to do the trick. The oil form is also known to stop the growth of some bacteria (like E. coli, listeria, salmonella), and even kill others. This includes Staphylococcus aureus, which is a bacteria that causes skin infections, pneumonia, and meningitis.
Peppermint tea. All day, every day.