16 September 2019
A Cup of Healing: How Moroccan Mint Tea Benefits the Mind & Body
Moroccans love their mint tea. It’s a staple beverage in all corners of the country, for both young and old. Not only is it sweet and refreshing, but it also carries a host of health benefits for those who drink it. That’s why you should embrace a cup of Moroccan mint tea when it’s served to you in Marrakech. You will do both your tastebuds and health a favour.
Moroccan Mint Tea Relieves Respiratory Problems
Whether it’s due to allergies or infections, a stuffy nose, congested chest or coughing fits are burdens that can ruin one’s wellbeing. Fortunately, mint tea contains menthol, a known anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and analgesic that soothes the respiratory tract. A steaming cup of hot tea may be just what one needs if they’re under the weather due to the sniffles or a nagging cough.
Moroccan Mint Tea Boosts Your Immune System
Mint tea is on par with the multivitamins in your cabinet. Every cup of Moroccan mint tea comes a generous serving of fluoride, calcium, magnesium, copper and selenium – all of which boost immune function. These essential minerals can kill off opportunistic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that eagerly await the chance to strike if your immune function declines. The best part of getting these minerals from Moroccan mint tea is that you can drink them in a sweet and warm beverage – no pill-swallowing required!
Moroccan Mint Tea Keeps Your Heart Healthy
If you’ve read about B vitamins in the past, you’ll know that there is a family of them, each with their own unique healing properties. Mint tea comes full of vitamin B3 (a.k.a Niacin), which decreases bad cholesterol (“LDL”) and increases good cholesterol (“HDL”). Additionally, Moroccan mint tea contains folic acid, which regulates your body’s level of homocysteine, an amino acid that can cause heart disease if too much of it is present.
Moroccan Mint Tea Relieves Digestive Problems
When stomach troubles arise, some are quick to reach for a pack of Tums or Gravol. For the people of Morocco, mint tea may very well be the go-to solution for digestive issues. Menthol can relax intestinal muscles, and therefore, reduce stomach cramping. Additionally, mint is well-known to reduce sensations of nausea which may come from gastrointestinal infections, chronic conditions or pregnancy (morning sickness).
Moroccan Mint Tea Soothes the Mind & Nerves
Stress is an avoidable factor in modern life. Entire industries are dedicated to keeping one’s mental health in check. Moroccan mint tea, especially when infused with green tea leaves, contains an amino acid called l-Theanine. This compound is known to raise your levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes feelings of relaxation and calmness.
Moroccan Mint Tea Maintains Good Oral Health
We won’t tell you to put down your toothbrush and Listerine, but mint contains powerful antimicrobial properties. The consumption of Moroccan mint tea allows these antimicrobial agents to kill bacteria that can cause periodontal disease.
Moroccan Mint Tea Cleanses and Clears Out Your Skin
An overlooked organ that mint benefits is your largest one – your skin. For many people, conditions such as acne (especially in teens and young adults) are bothersome and can affect one’s self-confidence. Fortunately, mint can reduce the excessive production of sebum, which causes acne breakouts. In combination with a regular skin hygiene routine, a sweet cup of Moroccan mint tea may contribute to clearer and more radiant skin.
Moroccan Mint Tea Helps Control Your Weight
This may come as no surprise to you, but herbal teas such as the mint variety from Morocco can help you reach your weight goals. Mint tea contains antioxidants known as catechins, which help reduce abdominal fat and improve triglyceride levels. A sound diet and exercise plan is still required, but mint tea may be the next fitness supplement to add to your weight-loss stack!
Moroccan Mint Tea Health Benefits the Entire Body & Mind
If you were to take a trip to your nearest drug store, you’d see shelves filled with over-the-counter medicines for virtually all sorts of common maladies. A single cup of Moroccan mint tea carries many of the healing properties that various pills and tablets have – minus the side effects.
It’s a reason why the Moroccan people have consumed the tea for so many centuries. When consumed regularly, the tea can reduce the severity of certain conditions and protect the body and mind from others.
At Le Trou Au Mur restaurant in Marrakech, you can enjoy a hot and sweet cup of mint tea with one of our exquisite entrees. It’s the perfect beverage to enhance your meal while giving your body a blast of healing compounds!← Back to all posts