“Green, refreshing and aromatic” is a perfect association to mint. But, once you are done reading this article you will sure come up with many other great words to describe this “super herb.”
Mint is rich in potent antioxidants, vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, folic acid and riboflavin.
We have covered some health aspects in which mint can be of great help:
This is one of its greatest benefits. Mint tea is the best way to achieve this.
2. Irritated bowel syndrome
Experts say that mint has great powers when it comes to treating IBS.
3. Asthma and respiratory problems
Mint is an aromatic herb and it benefits lungs. By adding some mint to their inhalations and drinking mint tea asthmatics can really relieve their condition. For instant relief and easy breathing, add 4-5 mint leaves to a container filled with hot water and inhale.
4. High blood pressure
Mint is rich in potassium, known for its power to decrease blood pressure and heart rate.
5. Oral health
Mint neutralizes unpleasant and bad breath. It also kills off bacteria that causes cavities. This is the reason why mint is a common ingredient in toothpastes, mouthwash products and breath refreshing sprays.
Mint leaves are pretty efficient in relieving muscle pain, headache and stomach ache. For an instant muscle pain relief, combine a cup of sea salt, a third cup of olive oil and stir in 6-8 drops of mint essential oil. Massage your feet with this mixture for about 5-10 minutes and rinse.
Mint essential oil and fresh mint leaves have an amazing scent that will make you feel a lot better.
Believe it or not, a cup of fresh mint leaves will help you cope with stress.
Mint leaves release aroma that restores memory and improves mental abilities.
10. Cancer prevention
Researchers have found that menthol in mint can prevent cancers, especially prostate cancer.