Knockout Benefits Of Mint Leaves
If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t have mint leaves just lying around the house, or maybe you do. Well, either way, here are some pretty impressive benefits of mint leaves. Mint helps with fatigue, depression, nausea, headaches, treats asthma, seasonal allergies, aides in breast feeding, skin care and helps with digestion and weight loss. When I think of mint, I think of a few things… peppermint, double mint, breath mint, peppermint tea, candy canes… okay okay, you get it! Before we go into details about all the lovely health benefits of mint leaves, tell us how you (or someone you know) have used mint leaves before? Be sure to leave us a comment below! Let’s first start here… what’s the definition of mint? The meaning of Mint (Mentha), is a popular herb known for making ones mouth feel fresher and smell better.
Here Are A Few Health Benefits Of Mint:
1. Helps relieve headache and nausea. The fresh smell of mint provides a quick relief for nausea. Helps clear up congestion and other respiratory disorders.
2. Feeling fatigued, depressed, anxious or sluggish, mint may be useful.
3. Mint eases digestive problems. Helps with indigestion and stomachaches by increasing bile secretion and encourages bile flow, helping with an easier and much faster digestion. Also, if you are feeling bloated or if you have a lot of gas try some mint. If you have irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), mint may help. IBS is a common digestive tract disorder. It’s characterized by symptoms like stomach pain, gas, bloating and changes in bowel movements. Research shows that taking peppermint oil as an herbal remedy might also be helpful. Peppermint oil contains a compound called menthol, which is thought to help alleviate IBS symptoms.
4. Mint is a good source of vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is critical for eye health and night vision. It is also a potent source of antioxidants.
5. May decrease breastfeeding pain for breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding mothers may experience sore and cracked nipples which may make their breastfeeding painful and difficult. Studies have shown that applying mint to the skin can help relive pain from breastfeeding.
6. Improves cold symptoms. Mint helps to cool the throat, nose and other parts of the respiratory system. Mint also helps alleviate congestion from being sick from a cold.
7. Mint leaves are great for curing and preventing acne. All you need to do is crush a bunch of mint leaves or grind them. Add enough rose water to make a paste, then apply the mint leave paste to your acne and leave on overnight. For dry and itchy skin, just grind mint leaves and squeeze the juice out of the them to apply on face or the problem parts. This should soothe the itching or burning.