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The Nutritional Contents and 10 Health benefits of peppermint leaf

Peppermint leaves called efirin (Yoruba), Nchuawun(Igbo), Daidoya (Hausa), Aramogbo (Edo), but generally called Scent Leaves.

The nutritional values of peppermint in 1/3 cup or half an ounce (14 grams) contains:

  • Calories: 6
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Vitamin A: 12% of the RDI
  • Iron: 9% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 8% of the RDI
  • Folate: 4% of the RDI


Below ten health benefits of peppermint leaves when cooked and consumed as tea:

1. May help relieve Menstrual pains

2. May relieve bloating and indegestion

3. Reduces tension headaches and migraines

4. Kill germs that lead to bad breath

5. May help you breathe a little easily

6. Relieve fatigue and daytime sleepiness

7. Fight bacteria infection

8. Help you relax before bedtime

9. Aid weight loss

10. May increase alertness and memory

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