You are here

Drinking Peppermint Tea For Diabetes Management

priyam's picture

Drinking peppermint tea for diabetesEven though peppermint tea has the ability to lower blood glucose levels, drinking peppermint tea for diabetes should be followed only under medical supervision. It has been found that peppermint may interfere with regular medications taken for diabetes and cause complications.

 

What is peppermint tea?

Peppermint tea is made by steeping peppermint leaves in boiling water. The mint infusion using spearmint and peppermint together is known as double mint tea. 

 

Is Drinking Peppermint Tea Safe for Diabetes?

Peppermint tea contains menthol that lowers blood glucose levels. Patients who are taking medications for diabetes control should not begin drinking peppermint tea on a regular basis under any circumstance. Peppermint tea can interfere with the drugs and cause blood sugar levels to reduce to dangerous levels causing hypoglycemia. A physician would be able to guide diabetics on consumption of peppermint tea regularly.

 

Image credit: thediaryofaprocrastinator.blogspot.com/ 

Rate This

Your rating: None
4.3
Average: 4.3 (3 votes)

1 Comment

Lucreti@'s picture
Drinking Peppermint Tea For Diabetes Management