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Mint tea can kill pain

25th November 2009

A study from a team at Newcastle University has suggested that a cup of Brazilian mint tea has pain relieving qualities to match those of commercially available analgesics.

Writing in the journal Acta Hortilculturae, the team noted that Brazilian healers who have for thousands of years prescribed hyptis crenata to treat ailments from headaches and stomach pain to fever and flu were right. Having proved the theory on mice, the team now plan clinical trials to find out how effective the mint is as a pain relief for people.


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