Mint is a perennial herbal plant with a strong and pungent smell and a hot taste, and it has been used for hundreds of years in treatment for its great benefits on the body, and it is refreshing for the breath and gives a fragrant breath to the mouth, so it is used in many candy and chewing gum industries and added to some types of toothpastes, the wonderful drink can be made of mint or add it to tea to give a distinctive flavor.
Benefits of Mint
- headache relief
Some small studies indicate that menthol—the active substance in it—can reduce migraine headaches, and it can also reduce some other migraine symptoms, including sensitivity to light, vomiting, and nausea. Some other studies indicate that putting peppermint oil on the forehead can also reduce headaches.
- To relieve indigestion
it can relieve several digestive problems, including indigestion, which occurs when food remains in the stomach for a long time. Several studies have indicated that taking peppermint oil with meals helps to speed up the passage of food through the digestive system, which relieves indigestion symptoms. In one study that included indigestion sufferers, it was found that taking capsules containing peppermint oil and caraway oil has efficacy in The treatment of indigestion is similar to the effectiveness of the medicines that are used for this.
- Alleviation of sensitivity
it leaves contain an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound called rosmarinic acid, and studies have indicated that this compound is effective in relieving seasonal allergies, which may be a promising treatment for allergic diseases.
- Improving Irritable Bowel Syndrome
it contains a compound called menthol, which is believed to relieve IBS symptoms due to its effect on relaxing the muscles of the digestive system. A study of 700 patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome indicated that their use of peppermint oil capsules significantly and significantly improved their symptoms compared to those who did not take these capsules, but it is worth noting that most studies used peppermint oil capsules and did not use fresh, so there is still a need for more studies to confirm this effect.
- There are many other benefits of boiled it that are believed to be effective, such as: relieving cough, symptoms of colds, avoiding infections that affect the mouth, avoiding respiratory and lung infections, relieving muscle, nerve, and dental pain, and alleviating pain, nausea and vomiting, in addition to reducing menstrual pain.
The Advantages of Chewing Mint Leaves
Chewing green mint leaves provides the same benefits that were mentioned previously, in addition to the fact that leaves are a rich source of antioxidants, and contain small amounts of vitamins and minerals. as chewing mint leaves is generally safe, and it is worth noting the importance of washing mint leaves before eating or using them to get rid of Effects of pesticides. it leaves can also be used by adding them to many types of salads, sweets, juices, sauces, and others.