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Peppermint Tea May Boost Memory


You may want to consider having a nice fragrant cup of peppermint tea next time you have to give a speech or are heading into an important meeting because peppermint tea can help to increase short and long term memory within twenty minutes, according to a release from the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference.

Northumbria University researchers tested peppermint tea against memory and cognition in 180 healthy people who were randomly selected to drink either hot water, chamomile tea or peppermint tea. Participants completed questionnaires rating their moods before drinking their tea; 20 minutes after drinking they were tested with another questionnaire to measure short and long term memory as well as other cognitive functions.

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