Health benefits of mint

Health benefits of mint

Health benefits of mint:

  • Mint is a very well known herb that is grown in Europe and Asia. It has even been found in ancient tombs in Egypt that were built around 1000 B.C. Since then, it has spread throughout the world and is used everyday for its benefits and medicinal properties. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of mint.
  • Anti-microbial:
  • Peppermint essential oil has potent bacteria killing properties. This oil helps kill bacteria such as H. Pylori (linked to stomach ulcers), Staphylococcus aureus (staph infection), and Salmonella.
  • Asthma:
  • Peppermint is a great source of rosmarinic acid, which is a potent antioxidant. This antioxidant may be beneficial for asthma. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, and stimulates cells to create prostacyclins, which opens up the airways making breathing easier.
  • Cancer prevention:
  • Peppermint is packed with a phytonutrient called monoterpene. Studies  in animals show that this phytonutrient helps stop the growth of tumors in the mammary gland, pancreas, and the liver. It also has been shown to prevent cancer in the skin, lungs, and the colon. More human studies have to be performed before mint is considered a treatment for cancer, but the results so far are very promising.
  • Congestion:
  • Because of the strong soothing scent of mint, it helps clear congestion and can relieve the irritation that causes chronic cough.
  • Digestive tract conditions:
  • Mint contains menthol, which helps sooth the muscles of the intestine. Because of these soothing properties, peppermint oil has been shown to relieve symptoms such as indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, colonic muscles spasms, and dyspepsia.
  • Healthy skin:
  • Because of mint’s antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, it makes a great face cleanser, and is often used is cosmetic products.
  • Nausea:
  • So many of the health benefits of mint are simply due to its pleasant aroma. Nausea is another one.  Smelling peppermint essential oil may help alleviate nausea.
  • Tip: The best way to include mint in your diet is by making a mint tea, adding mint into a smoothie and/or infusing your favorite water recipe with mint leaves.
  • For tips to have a healthier mouth.
  • For a heartburn-relieving smoothie with mint.
  • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.
  • 1. Gould, M. N. “Cancer Chemoprevention and Therapy by Monoterpenes.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 16 Nov. 0005. Web. 20 July 2013.


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