Mint Medicinal Uses

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Mint Medicinal Uses -- Fresh Mint LeavesCool, flavorful, and extremely refreshing, mint is one herb that alone refreshes and recovers your spirit; the very taste of which whets up your appetite, and leaves you with a burst of minty freshness.  This herb is safe for ingestion and is the ultimate remedy for digestion, menstrual cramps, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, and colic. The reputation of mint as medicine is an ancient one and has been preferred by traditional medicine practitioners for last 2000 years now. The Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Japanese used mint to treat a whole slew of medical conditions. Just drink a cup of mint tea or whomp up mint salad and treat your health to minty goodness.


 


 


Benefits Of Mint


  • If you are suffering from indigestion, acidity, thread worms, diarrhea or any other stomach ailments, then drinking a decoction prepared with mint leaves will bring in immediate relief.

  • To get rid of acne, rub mint juice on it and leave it overnight. You can also use this remedy to treat dry skin, scabies, dermatitis, and eczema.

  • If you suffer from sore throat, then gargling with mint decoction can offer quick relief.

  • Mint is believed to offer maximum relief from heavy menstruation and menstrual cramps.

  • Mint is a naturally occurring contraceptive. Just eating ½-teaspoon mint powder with before intercourse can prevent pregnancy.

  • Drinking a glassful of mint juice before bedtime induces peaceful sleep. Also, drinking mint tea half an hour before dinner will stimulate hunger.


 


Other Medicinal Uses Of Mint


  • Drinking a minty concoction everyday can protect you from cold, flu, hiccups, and flatulence

  • Forget peppermint gums! Just chew on fresh mint leaves for refreshing breath.

  • Mint can be used to treat beestings, dog bites, and scorpion stings.

  • Drinking mint extract is good for atherosclerosis, hypertonic diseases, and kidney and liver ailments.


 


 


On the flipside, ingesting too much mint can trigger allergic symptoms and skin inflammation, relax esophageal sphincter and digestive tract muscles, and worsen hiatal hernia and acid reflux.




 


The medicinal uses of mint have been acknowledged by doctors and ayurvedic therapists. Mint is thus, deemed good for people suffering from the aforementioned conditions.


 


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