Multi Speciality Clinic
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon • 17 years experience
Digestion aid: Try mint leaves if you are not
feeling hungry. It is a great appetizer as well as a promoter of
digestion. It soothes your stomach when you’re suffering from
inflammation or indigestion.
So, next time you have a stomach upset, go for mint tea or mint oil.
Mint’s characteristic aroma acts as an appetizer. It stimulates the
salivary glands and other digestive glands to produce saliva and
digestive juices, thereby facilitating digestion.
Nausea and headache: Mint
leaves, especially freshly crushed leaves, help staunch nausea and
headache, thanks to the strong and refreshing aroma. Menthol oil or
mint-flavoured products are very useful for alleviating nausea.
Similarly, balms with a mint base or mint oil can be rubbed on your
forehead and nose to give quick relief from headache. Mint tea oil
derived from mint is also very effective in treating nausea and motion sickness while travelling.
Respiratory disorders: The strong minty aroma is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs. This makes mint a very effective remedy for asthma and common cold. The herb is also a good remedy for cough. This is because mint has a cooling and soothing effect on the throat, nose and other respiratory channels, and this helps relieve the irritation, which causes chronic coughing.
Regular use of mint in any form is very beneficial for asthma patients
as well, because it is a good relaxant and it relieves congestion that
blocks respiratory channels, causing symptoms of asthma.
Depression and fatigue reliever: As
mint is a natural stimulant, it can help relieve fatigue and feelings
of sadness. Mint essential oil is very good if you are feeling anxious,
sad, depressed, low or just plain sluggish. Mint oil can be ingested,
applied as a salve topically, or inhaled as a vapour to help with
fatigue and depression.
Oral health: Mint has germicidal qualities and can
quickly freshen up your breath. It also gets eradicates harmful oral
bacteria inside your mouth, alleviating oral health. The mint leaves can
be rubbed directly on your tongue, teeth and gums to clean and refresh
your mouth. You can also get the benefits of mint by simply chewing on
Skin health: Since mint oil is a good antiseptic and anti-pruritic, it acts as an excellent skin cleanser. It is used to clear pimples as well as soothe and cure skin from infections.