- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Mint Leaves | The Marvellous Herbal Home Remedy
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.
Mint oil is used as a natural insecticide.
Mint leaves are popularly known to repel mosquitoes and ants.