Does menthol cause high blood pressure?
There are some studies that suggest menthol may lower blood pressure. Menthol is the main ingredient in peppermint. Through the ages, many people have found a cup of peppermint tea to be soothing and relaxing. However, one of the common sources of menthol is in cigarettes. Recent studies have suggested that menthol in cigarettes make cigarette smoking more addicting and more dangerous. Both the FDA and the European Union are considering putting a ban on menthol in cigarettes.