Green, refreshing and aromatic are the three words that come to our mind when we think of Mint. But this “super herb” is not just restricted to these three words, once you will finish reading this article you will find some other amazing words to describe it.
Mint contains powerful antioxidants, vitamin A, B6, C, E, K, folic acid and riboflavin.
Here are some of its health benefits:
1. Improves digestion
Improving digestion is one of mint’s most important benefits. For optimal results, drink mint tea.
2. Irritated bowel syndrome
Researchers have revealed that mint is pretty efficient in treating symptoms of Irritated Bowel Syndrome.
3. Asthma and other respiratory problems
Its aroma has beneficial effect on lungs. Asthmatics should add mint in their inhalations and also drink some mint tea. To ease breathing instantly, add 4-5 mint leaves in some hot water and inhale.
4. Decreases blood pressure
Mint contains potassium which helps in decreasing blood pressure and heart rate.
5. Improves oral health
Mint not only neutralizes bad breath, it also destroys bacteria that causes cavities. This is why mint is commonly added in products like toothpaste, mouthwash and breath refreshing sprays.
6. Relieves pain
Miraculous mint leaves can relieve muscle pain, headache and even stomach ache. To relax your muscles, combine a cup of sea salt, a third cup of olive oil and 6-8 drops of mint essential oil. Massage your feet for 5-10 minutes and rinse.
7. Relieves nausea
The scent of mint essential oil or fresh mint leaves will make you feel much better.
8. Treats depression
A cup of fresh mint leaves is all you need to reduce stress.
9. Improves memory
The scent of mint leaves will restore your memory and positively affect your mental abilities.
10. Prevents cancer
Mint contains menthol which has shown to prevent different types of cancer, especially prostate cancer.