Mint is a species of plants from the Lamiaceae family, which contains around 15-20 different members including spearmint and peppermint. Mint is used in a variety of products like toothpaste, perfumes, and cosmetics.
Mint grows best in wet soil environments and is also a popular ingredient in dishes. A variety of dishes can be incorporated with mints, such as berries and Greek yogurt, Greek tea, and protein smoothies.
This herb also offers several different benefits and uses listed below:
Peppermint leaves are well known to relieve digestive issues such as indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation. Small animal studies have proven that it relaxes your digestive system by preventing muscle contractions and can help control inflammation.
Helps relieve migraines
Peppermint oil is commonly used to treat migraine attacks as it contains menthol which helps relax the muscle and alleviate pain. Menthol also creates a cooling and relaxing sensation, which further eases the pain.
Effective allergy relief
Mint contains an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory property called rosmarinic acid. This helps fight against the free radicals in your body and strengthens your immune system to prevent diseases in the long run.
A combination of peppermint leaves with lavender and lemon oil provides effective relief against allergies.
Famous food and drinks ingredient
Since mint is so easy to grow, it can be stored for some time to maintain its freshness. Plus, it has become a popular and widely used ingredient.
Mint acts as a detoxifier and can be added to hot water and lemon to create a healthy drink. Incorporate this drink in your early morning routine to aid weight loss.
It can also be added to desserts to give it a minty taste, and is especially popular as an ice-cream flavor, named After Eight.
Fresh mint leaves added to hot tea also make for a soothing drink that benefits your digestive tract.
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