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Mint Leaves | The Marvellous Herbal Home Remedy

Updated on May 1, 2012

Mint as Minta Spacata is a perennial herb that has been long used in different parts of the world, such as India, Europe and Middle East. There are 25 species of mint flowering plants in the mint family.The color of mint leaves may vary according to the species. They are sometimes dark green, blue, purple, and yellow. Some species of mint are Asian mint, Austrailian mint, Bergamot mint, Wrinkled-leaf mint, Forest mint, Horse mint, Garden mint, Apple mint, Pineapple mint, Slender mint, Water mint, corn mint and Gray mint. Some hybrid mints are ginger mint, peppermint, and sharp-toothed mint. Mentha Piperita is popularly known as Peppermintis and it is the King of all mints. Piperita meant for the peppery and good taste. Peppermint is a hybrid variety from water mint and spearmint.
The plant needs sufficient amount of water and sunlight. If it grows in a shady place the flavor will decrease. The older leaves give refreshing odour due to the presence of menthol and menthyl acetate. It is a commercially used herb in tooth paste, soaps and mouthwashes.

The English commenced the use of mint leaves. After that its cultivation spread to the
African and European continents. Now it is cultivating in different parts of Asia. Northern Africa is a main cultivation area.

The mint leaves can be used as fresh or dried form. Mint leaves are most often used to flavor deserts, soups, chocolates, ice-cream, cany, tea, jams, jelly, beverages, and syrup. In the Middle East they are widely using in lamb dishes. In Africa the mint leaves are used to flavor tea.

Health Benefits -:Mint leaves have lot of health benefits.So they are used as one of the bests herbal home remedy. Herbal home remedies are very easy and useful in an emergency situation. Another importance of herbal home remedy is that it has no chemical and so no side effects.
Source of vitamins -: Mint leaves contains vitamin A and C which is very essential to the body.
Blood Cleanser -: It purify the blood by eliminating toxins from the body.
Combat bad breath -: It will combat bad breath and so it is used as breath freshener.
Gingivitis Remedy-: It is a good remedy for gingivitis.
Bowel Remedy - : It can reduce bowel syndrome irritations.
Stomach ache -: It has the power to soothen digestive tract and so it is good for stomach ache.
Head ache -: The crushed mint leaves are very useful for head ache.
Cooling Effect -: The usage of mint give cooling effect to the body especially good forskin. Anti-inflammatory -: Mint oil is anti-inflammatory.

Mint is also good for stress, anxiety and sleeplessness.

Commercial use of Mint Leaves-: It is a commercially used herb in tooth paste, soaps and mouthwashes.

Other Benefits
Mint oil is used as a natural insecticide.
Mint leaves are popularly known to repel mosquitoes and ants.


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      NP.QUEEN 4 years ago from Dubai

      Hi Reddy

      Thank you for reading my hub. Try to read all my hubs.

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      Reddy 4 years ago

      Thanks for the information and it is very useful ......

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      NP.QUEEN 4 years ago from Dubai

      Its my pleasure to hear such compliments from your part. Thankyou and keep encouraging! :D

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I just planted some mint in my garden this year. I look forward to using it in various ways this year. Thank you for all your information on the different mint plants. Voted up, interesting and useful. :)

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have lots of mint in my herb garden such a lovely fragrance sometimes I make mint tea it makes you feel quite relaxed after a hard working day.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Thanks for the valuable comment.

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      mathira 5 years ago from chennai

      Very informative and now I can see the beneficial aspects of mint.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Nice to hear about your passion for mint. Thanks for commenting on my hub.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I grow mint and use it often. I love to walk in my garden and rub the leaves or eat them. Good hub voted up.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      It's right. It gives natural aroma. Most important as a healing herb. Thanks for the comment.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Lots of information about mint. I like its smell very much and I used to carry their leaves wherever I go.

      Up and useful.

      Sharing with my friends here.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Most of your articles are very useful and interesting for the readers. So i like your articles too much. Thanks for reading and commenting on my hub.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is useful info. I totally agree as I am a firm believer and advocate and write about natural foods as healers for a diseased body.

      Voted up & useful.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      This new information will be helpful for the readers.Thanks for reading and sharing the new tip.

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      gout relief 5 years ago

      Nice information here, I find mint also gives a nice smell to sore muscle creams so it doesn't have that strong medicine smell and has a nice cooling sensation.