Little known facts about mint – and Why it’s Essential for Your Health

Mint is an herb that has been used for a long time, due to its healing properties. The plant throughout history has been cultivated in Egypt, and from there then was spread to Europe.

Mint is a plant known for its beneficial properties in the body in ancient times: many cultures and folk traditions attribute it to soothing, anti-cough, pain and aphrodisiac virtues. Mint benefits are considered essentials due due to the healing properties of its essential oils, but also due to ingredients such as menthol (42%), monoterpene, sesquiterpene, tannin, flavonoides, ursolic and oleanolic acid.

Peppermint leaves 

They have a pleasant aroma as well as a refreshing taste. Due to its characteristic taste and aroma, peppermint is widely used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.

Regarding the health benefits of mint, we can list some, such as the mitigation of stress effects. Menta is good against depression and mental exhaustion, and it also helps in case of nervousness or general distress.

Mint tea

This tea is widely used, not only as a warm drink characteristic for the Arab countries, but also as mouth disinfectant mouthwashes. The essence of mint, along with baking soda and calcium, are used to prepare toothpaste. 

 Preparation of Mint Tea: 

  • Pour a teaspoon into a container to add a glass of boiling water. 
  • Cover the dish for 10 minutes, then drain and drink sweetened with honey.
  •  2-3 cups can be taken during the day, used until the condition is fully normalized.

Mint, present in nature in various species, is primarily known as a natural cure for digestive tract concerns about its antispasmodic, dental, anti-inflammatory properties. It can also be used to cure infectious diseases that do not require antibiotics, such as colitis, mild cystitis, cough.

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