How many times have you brewed a mint tea when you had digestive problems?
For most of us, it’s probably the first thing that pops into mind.
But did you know that there are many other benefits that this common plant brings?
Apart from being a great promoter of proper digestion, it also works as a palate cleanser (reason for which most chewing gums contain mint extracts).
Moreover, mint oil regulates certain enzymes and hormones so that it soothes the stomach upsets related to motion sickness or nervousness.
Due to its fresh flavor, it fights against nausea and headaches of all types.
A recent study has concluded that consumed on a regular basis (either as tea or spice) mint contributes to a normal digestion and fights against colon cancer.
Adding its anti-inflammatory properties, it makes a great remedy to alleviate the symptoms of a cold or flu.
Furthermore, it induces sweating, which helps you flush out toxins more efficiently, and decrease your body’s temperature, if the case.
Just rub some fresh leaves or a few drops of mint oil on the forehead, between the eyes, and you’ll feel better instantly.
This action has a direct effect on sinuses, clearing them. The same effect has been observed on the entire ENT system – for this reason, asthma patients use mint scented inhalers.
However, using it too frequently can cause irritation to the nose. Therefore, if you want to clear your respiratory tract, adjust the quantity and frequency to the way your body responds.
My recommendation is to brew a tea at least once a week, and every other day when you feel your immune system is low.
If you’re not that much of a fan of the tea, you can grow the plant and use its leaves for different recipes.
To your health!