Mint leaves and their health benefits
Mint, the well-known mouth and breath freshener that is scientifically known as Mentha, has more than two dozen species and hundreds of varieties. Most of us are familiar with the refreshing application of mint, but it has far more to offer than that.
Benefits MINT LEAVES
-Drinking the mixture of mint leaves ground and pasted in water, roasted cumin, salt and a dash of lemon helps alleviate all stomach discomfort including pain, and acidic burping.
-it promotes digestion
-it can help weight loss
-it is a good treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and colic spasms
-it treats nausea and headache
-it is an effective relief for respiratory disorders and coughs
-it fights depression and fatigue
-it improves memory -it promotes oral head
-it can prevent cancer
-it is good for your skin health
-it aids in shingles-associated pain and inhibits herpes simplex virus Type 1
-it alleviates allergies and hay fever
-it protects against radiation-induced DNA damage
Ways to Use Fresh Mint …
* Suited to pots so roots don’t escape!
* Shady character that loves moisture.
* Makes a refreshing drink in water or juice.
* Flavor drinks like coffee or hot chocolate.
* Infuse a few leaves in boiling water for tea. X Partner with fruit, salads, meats & peas.
* Add to ice cubes for mint flavored drinks.
* Chew a few leaves to freshen breath.
* Has antiseptic & anesthetic properties.
* Herb tea or fresh leaves said to relieve: sore throats, colds, coughs, headaches, cramps, indigestion and insomnia.