As herbalists, we’re always looking for ways to compound our herbal medicine at home. That means whether we’re making food or body care products, we’re on the lookout for opportunities to infuse our recipes with the power of herbal medicine. With the holidays coming up, we’ve conjured up herbal recipes for Peppermint Hot Cocoa and Vegan Ginger Nog that let us indulge in yuletide favorites, while also supporting our digestion: one of the greatest holiday struggles!
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
In this recipe, we’re replacing water with the benefits of our organic Peppermint tea to provide extra digestive support in a time when we need it most.
Why peppermint? Menthol, one of peppermint’s chief active compounds, works to soothe the muscle contractions of the digestive tract, alleviating digestive discomfort and reducing bloating.* Plus, it adds a refreshingly minty taste, making it a superb pairing to chocolate. This is why peppermint has achieved such widespread acclaim as an after-dinner digestive and palate-cleanser, whether in liqueur, candies, or as an herbal tea.
Try this decadently rich hot cocoa with a dash of peppermint cheer at your next gathering!