Mint, or scientifically named “Mentha” is a type of herbs that is very popular in the culinary world. However, its popularity has transcended beyond the culinary magic where it is now being used as one of the ingredients in the beauty, skin care, health care and dental care products. Mint, besides being the perfect condiment to enhance your gourmet experience, has also doubled its effects as a miracle essence that helps boost your well-being and beauty.
In the discussion about the healthiest food for consumption, mint is always being overlooked. Little that we know, mint is the unsung hero that has helped people boost their health condition. Brimming with plenty of goodness for the body and loaded with a tinge of freshness, mint keeps the body awake. Here are some of the effects of mints in human health:
Mint is a well-known agent for fresh and clean breath. It contains germicidal property that not only cleans, freshens teeth, gums and tongue but also inhibits harmful bacterial growth inside the mouth either by brushing or rubbing it directly onto the affected area. Nowadays, mint can be found in every dental hygiene products such as toothpaste, mouthwash et cetera. Some even say that chewing the raw mint leaves will give the best results.
Respiratory disorders and coughs:
The distinct refreshing aroma of mint is also useful in clearing the congestion in the nose, throat, bronchi, and lungs. As mint cools and soothes the inflammation in the nose, throat, and other respiratory tracts, it also relieves severe coughing and provides relief to those who suffer from respiratory disorders such as asthma and the common coughs. Thus, it is plain to see that many over the counter balms are mint based. Mint based products are usually more effective and at the same time environmentally friendly.
Skin care and pimples:
Mint oil is known for its property as one of the best antiseptic and anti-blemishes. Besides the oil, the mint juice is also a magnificent skin cleanser. Mint juice soothes skin and helps cure infection and itchiness. Apart from being a skin cleanser and an alternative to reduce pimples, mint juice can also relieve some of the acne symptoms. The anti-blemishes substance in mint can be used in treating insect bites. While the mint anti-inflammatory property helps reduce the swelling, the mint cooling sensation helps ease the irritation and thus prevents the constant urge to scratch! Mint does not only serve as an effective ointment, it also can be used as bugs repellent such as citronella candles, as its strong aroma does not appeal to insects.
Overall, mint is really a great herb – a jack of all trades in the family of herbs. Its benefits encompass all areas of healthcare, from oral to skin care, emotional drains to physical fatigues, respiratory diseases to nausea, headache, indigestion, and even cancer! Truly this is a wonderful gift that nature has bestowed upon us.
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