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Mint in medicines

Page history last edited by Fatima Al-Zahraa Itani 9 years, 7 months ago

 

Health Benefits of Mint

  

 

Mint, that well known mouth and breathe freshener, scientifically known as Mentha, with over two dozens of species and hundreds of its varieties, is an herb with remarkable medicinal properties.

The market is full of products like tooth paste, chewing gums, mouth & breathe fresheners, candies and inhalers etc. which are based on mint. Most of us are familiar with only the refreshing part of it, but it has much more to offer than that. Let’s have a look.

 

 

The Health Benefits of Mint Include the Followings

 

a- Digestion: Mint promotes digestion, due to its typical aroma. It also soothes stomach in cases of indigestion, inflammation etc. This aroma of mint activates the saliva glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion.

  

b- Nausea & Headache: The strong and refreshing aroma of mint is an excellent and quick remedy for nausea. Whenever you feel it, just smell the oil of mint or crushed fresh mint leaves or use any product with mint flavor, whichever is available near you, and it will be gone. Balms based on mint or simply mint oil, when rubbed on forehead and nose, gives quick relief in headache.

 

c- Respiratory Disorders, Cough etc.: The strong aroma of mint is very effective in opening up congestion of nose, throat, bronchi and lungs, giving relief in respiratory disorders resulting from asthma, cold etc. As it cools and soothes throat, nose and other respiratory channels, it gives relief in cough too. Unlike other inhalers which are based on aerosols, those based on mint are more effective and eco-friendly too.   

 

d- Skin Care, pimples etc.: While mint oil is a good anti septic and anti pruritic, mint juice is an excelle,nt skin cleanser. It soothes skin, cures infections, itching etc., and is also good for pimples. Its anti pruritic properties can be used for treating bites of insects like mosquitoes, honey

 

e- Cancer: Current researches show that certain enzymes present in mint may help cure cancer

 

f- Other Benefits:  Drinks and food-stuffs containing mint cools you off in summer. It is a good relaxant. One more peculiar property which is very much in contrary to its cooling and soothing effects is that it induces sweating if consumed in fever, thereby curing it. Mint juice can be applied on burns to heal and soothe them. It is also beneficial in rheumatism. It is also said to improve activity of the brain, although there are no sufficient proofs.

 

http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-mint.html

 

Comments (1)

Fatima Al-Zahraa Itani said

at 11:21 am on May 22, 2011

Hello Abdullah..Thank you for these information. I uploaded them by my self because I know that you have exams.. I wish for you the best luck

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