What exactly is it good for? Well, it is a well known fact that it helps with digestive problems, abdominal pains or nousea. But what else?
Mint has been used in herbal medicines since the begining of time. In medieval times, it was used for headaches and until now is widely popular treatment with calming effects or antibacterial agent.
MINT TEA is great for gastritis and helps with problems caused by the irritable bowel movement. Mint leaves aid relaxation of divestive muscles, therefore it is used to lessen bloating or constipation. It is recommended to drink mint tea after having heavy meals or meals causing gas. People, children included, who suffer from digestive problems should drink mint tea (preferably made with fresh mint leaves) at least 3 times a day. Other uses for the tea include muscle aches or joint pain. In that case, professionals recommend 1TBSP of mint tea brewed in half cup of water and drunk 2-4 times a day. In this case, mint tea can be substituted with mint oil, as well.
MINT ESSENTIAL OIL is great for healing throat, chronic caugh or breathing issues. in thsi case, it is recommended to use essential oil vaporizer for inhalation purposes. Add few drops of mint oil into the water and inhale the vapors for 3-5 minutes. It eases the symptoms.
COSMETIC USES for mint are many. The smell of mint is very invigorating. In addition to that, mint oil or menthol has a cooling effect so it ofted added to many summer-time products. Menthol oil is, also, added to many foot care creams and balms because of its antibacterial properties.
As you can see, the uses are countless and I probably didn’t mention many. If you know of some, do add them in comments. I am sure some readers will appreciate your feedback.