Herbal remedies from mint leaves

Herbal remedies from mint leaves

Known for its own subtle flavour and aroma, mint is one of the oldest and most popular herbs grown around the globe and is used in a variety of cuisines.

Mint leaves are rich in minerals and vitamins. They contain calcium, phosphorus, Iron, good amount of Vitamin C, D and E and small amount of Vitamin B Complex.

It is a perennial herb. Its fragrant smelling aroma is transmitted by its fresh green leaves and oil. Mint has a number of medicinal properties and numerous vital benefits –
Mint leaves eliminate toxins from the body and when included in the diet on a regular basis, eliminates bacteria and fungus from the body.

The aroma of fresh mint is very effective in relieving respiratory congestion. It can also help to overcome cough.

The strong, sharp flavor and scent of mint is used for common cold.

Mint Oil is used as an environment friendly insecticide for its ability to kill common pests like wasps, hornets, ants and cockroaches.

It is a stimulant. It restores the normal tone of tissues as a tonic.

Mental fatigue, stress, depressive states and headaches can be ameliorated if mint oil is applied over the temples and backhead.

Consumption of mint leaves balances vata and kapha.

Drinking herbal mint tea reduces irritated bowel syndromes. Mint tea is also a strong diuretic and is used as an anti-pruritic, especially in insect bite treatments.

Crushed mint leaves helps in teeth whitening if used twice a week.

A refreshing mint scent is a powerful medicine to treat nausea.

Mint leaves are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies and ice-creams.

Mint acts as a cooling sensation to the skin and helps in dealing with skin irritations such as acne, heat bumps and burns. Powder of mint leaves, when applied on face regularly, can do magic to lighten acne scars very naturally.

Mint leaves are also used as a main component in aromatherapy.

During summer, preparing sherbet and chutneys with mint leaves, helps to relieve problems associated with gas.

Mint essential oil and menthol are extensively used as flavorings in breath fresheners, drinks, antiseptic mouth washes, toothpaste, chewing gum, room fresheners, shampoos and mint chocolates.   

The antifungal properties associated with mint helps in curing asthma and other allergic conditions.

Mint juice is a good appetizer. It soothes the digestive track in stomach ache.

It acts as an expectorant. Promotes the oral ejection of mucus by spitting.

Mint is found to be effective in the treatment of gall bladder disorders, vomiting, menstrual cramps, bleeding diseases, and diarrhea.

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