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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

2 The Benefits of Mint

Mint leaves or scientifically known as Mentha piperita is a herb which is very famous all over the world. These plants are usually grown in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North America. This plant is suitable for use as a mint leaf, especially as a food, beverages, toothpaste, chewing gum, and candy.

In addition to extra flavor for food and drink, this type of plants also commonly used as a mixture of various dishes, such as fruit salad. Maybe we all know this, that a lot of mint are widely used to freshen breath. But many does not know, that the mint leaves are also beneficial for health.

benefit of mint leaf
Mint Leaf for Health

In fact, consume a mint is very good for our body, especially for  body's digestive system. The aroma of Mint can activatethe salivary glands and digestive enzymes in our body., In western countries, mint leaves used as appetizers. Mint leaves can also be used to treat indigestion stomach. When we feel abdominal pain, we can ease it by drinking a cup of Mint tea.

Drinking herbal tea made from Mint, can reduce irritable bowel syndrome, and also clean a stomach. Strong scent of mint also provide benefits to the respiratory system and can be used to treat various respiratory disorders. It is very effective as a decongestant for nose, throat, bronchi and lungs. It also can treating respiratory disorders such as asthma and cough. Mint flavor which is very fresh, making it ideal to relieve the unpleasant breath odor. Mint tea which made ​​from fresh or dried mint leaves, effectively get rid of bacteria that cause bad breath. 

benefit of mint
Mint Leaf

The aroma of Mint is also useful to cure nausea and headaches. Menthol oil which derived from mint leaves is widely used by people who often travel far to prevent nausea. That aroma is very refreshing. The smell of menthol can help open up the respiratory tract because it contains anti-inflammatory.

A study in 1997, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing shows the effect of mint as an anti-nausea medication post-surgery. Mint leaves can also be used for skin care. Mint juice is great when used as a face mask. In addition to smoothing the skin, Mint also can be used to resolve infections, rashes, and acne.

One thing that you should need to know, Mint can also cope with mosquito bites. Beside of that, mint leaves can also assist in losing weight. This is because Mint leaves can stimulate the digestion of fat. We can chop the Mint leaves and add them to a foods such as scrambled eggs or tea as well.
Mint Tea

A study from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia found that the smell of Mint or Peppermint leaves in a relaxed moment is not only be able to make the mind calm, but also help reduce the appetite. This study involves a number of participants who were asked to inhale or smell the scent fresh Mint leaves every two hours.

From this study also showed that those who smelled of Mint can reduce your calorie intake to 23% of the ordinary. This is of course very helpful for those who maintain eating patterns. By smelling of Mint leaves on a regular basis within two hours can stimulate the brain to suppress appetite.

Hopefully this article can be useful.

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  1. This is a fantastic articles about mint! So much useful information and it seems that mint is an herb that must be available in every home. I love the taste of mint so this is very useful to me. I will bookmark it and come back to it! Thanks for all the information and work you put down in this article!

    1. thanks for your appreciation. :).

      I'm so glad this article will be beneficial for others.


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