Mint, the popular herb has several benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue and headache, treatment of asthma, memory loss, and skin care problems. Mint, the well known mouth and breath freshener that is scientifically known as Mentha, has more than two dozen species and hundreds of varieties. It is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties.
Uses of Mint Powder
The aroma, flavor and medicinal properties of mint are used in many spheres of life.
A culinary delight! Used to flavor food as a key ingredient in chutneys and marinates – used to prepare meat, soups, sauces, salad dressing, etc.
Used in food industry to flavor ice creams, chocolates, desserts, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
Used as an appetizer, digestive, antispasmodic and carminative agent
Used cosmetically as refreshing face washes and shampooes to cure dandruff
Used in preparation of herbal medicines, balms and ointments to cure ache and pains
Used as a detoxifying and antioxidant agent
Used to treat stings (bee and scorpion) and bites (dogs, mosquitoes, hornets, wasps and gnats)
Used commercially in the preparation of mints, mouth fresheners, toothpaste, gels, etc
Health Benefits of Mint Powder
Mint powder can be used safely by a layman to experience its health benefits, as it is has no toxic effects and is readily available. Here are some benefits of mint powder
Cures respiratory disorders like asthma, coughs, congestion, and cold
Good for stomach problems like indigestion, acidity, worm infestation, flatulence, colic, diarrhea, etc.
Reduces cramps – beneficial in reducing stomachache and menstrual cramps
It has a relaxing effect - relieves headaches, migraines and reduces stress and tension
Treats nausea and vomiting
Generally good for health - atherosclerosis, hypertonic diseases, and kidney and liver diseases
Helps in orals care as it is germicidal and a breath freshener
Excellent wound healing properties
Antioxidants in mint help prevent cancer.
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