Mint leaves are an herb from the genus lamiaceae. It provides a unique fragrance and mildly sweet flavor that has a cool aftertaste. Furthermore mint leaves extracts produce essential oil or menthol.
Few Health Benefits of Mint Leaves
Mask Bad Breath Breath mints and chewing gum can mask foul smells for a couple hours. Peppermint tea and chewing on mint leaves may reduce bacteria that cause bad breath.
Improve Brain Function Smelling the aroma of peppermint oil may improve memory and alertness.
Nutrients Content Mint contains several nutrients like Fiber: 1 gm, Iron: 9% RDI, Manganese: 8% RDI, Folate: 4% RDI and it is also a good source of vitamin A and antioxidants.
Relieve Indigestion Mint oil can speed up how quickly food moves through the stomach as a result, relieving digestive symptoms related with indigestion.
Treats Dizziness and Headache Mint has anesthetic and anti inflammatory qualities, hence can be used to treat dizziness, nausea and headache.
Improves Dental Health Chewing mint leaves can help relive toothaches. Furthermore mint has antiseptic properties which prevents the cause of tooth decay and bad breath.
Anti-Allergy Mint consumed fresh in its raw is good. Also in the form of mint tea to keep away from allergies. It can resist certain chemicals in our body which leads to seasonal allergies and hay fever.
Can help In Preventing Cancer Certain active enzymes present in mint are equipped with the ability to prevent and cure cancer.
Aids in nasal decongestant It can provide some relief to cold and flu symptoms by subjectively improving breathing through the nose.
Side-Effects & Allergies of Mint
- Mint Leaves can trigger a miscarriage.
- Consuming mint large quantity is not healthy as it contains menthol.
- Use caution with mint products if you have or have previously had gallstones.