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Have you ever noticed the diverse uses of mint leaves? From garnishing savouries to mint chocolate flavours of your desserts, it enhances our food taste in different ways. And apart from its culinary uses, the enormous mint benefits make it essential for our health.
Mint is commonly known as Pudina in South Asia. It is a generalized term that covers many species of the genus Mentha. These species are very similar to each other in appearance but have differences in their chemical composition.
It is consumed in the form of several foods and beverages. You can add them in savouries, chutneys, sauces, salads, desserts, tea, refreshing drinks, detox drinks, etc.
Here are some mint benefits that you can’t ignore;
Pudina Benefits For Health:
Mint leaves are rich in nutrients like minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
1. Pudina tea benefits:
Mint tea helps treat your indigestion problem. The menthol present in mint leaves has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that may improve your digestion process.
Mint tea also helps in weight loss. As it improves your digestion, it enhances your metabolism and controls your weight.
2. Mint Detox Drink Benefits:
If you know the benefits of drinking mint water in the morning, you won’t leave this habit for your lifetime. It removes toxins from your system and improves your digestion process. On the other hand, it provides benefits to your skin.
3. Mint Benefits For Skin:
It is one of the best remedies for acne and pimple treatment. It has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. That’s why it fights acne-causing bacteria and soothes your skin. The salicylic acid present in mint leaves is also suitable for acne-prone skin and controls blackheads formation.
The high amount of antioxidants present in mint leaves helps slow down the ageing process. You can apply the mint juice as a cleanser or make a mask with crushed mint leaves.
Add a tiny amount of honey in crushed mint leaves, apply it on your face for 20 minutes, and wash with water afterwards.
4. Mint and Oral Health:
Mint medicinal uses are not confined to your skin or digestion, instead, it has many other health benefits. It improves your oral health. It has germicidal properties that help in killing bacteria, causing bad breath. You can chew mint leaves or drink mint water to refresh your breath.
It also helps in cleansing the dental plaque. Most of the toothpaste available in the market has mint extract in them.
5. Mint Reduces Nausea:
Morning sickness and nausea due to health conditions can be treated with mint. You can chew some mint leaves or smell them to control your nausea. For pregnant women, pudina leaves are helpful in controlling their morning sickness.
6. Pudina Aromatherapy:
Peppermint oil is used in aromatherapy. Peppermint benefits are almost the same as other types of mint, but for aromatherapy, peppermint oil is used. It relaxes your mind and controls your anxiety levels. It also fights your depression, as it helps in the release of serotonin in your brain.
You can add mint to your tea, use a candle with a mint aroma, add mint extract in a vaporizer or take a bath with mint oil to calm your mind and body.
7. Helpful In Asthma:
Mint leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that help in soothing asthma patients. It relieves congestion and acts as a relaxant.
8. Pudina For Congestion:
The anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties of mint make it a good remedy for cold and cough. It clears the passages of the nose, throat, bronchi, and lungs. It also soothes the chronic cough.
9. Boosts Your Immune System:
The mint leaves are full of vitamins and minerals that help make your immune system stronger. The antioxidants present in mint leaves also protect the cells from damage and reduce the chances of life-threatening diseases like cancer.
Apart from health benefits, if you take mint leaves in large amounts for a more extended period, you may also face some side effects.
Side Effects Of Mint (Pudina) Leaves:
- Dry mouth
Drinking peppermint oil in large amounts can be toxic. That’s why consuming mint oil and juice can be done in the recommended dose range.
You can consult the best nutritionists in Pakistan to get more information about mint leaves and how to consume them in your daily diet.
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