Health aspects of Mint

Mint is known to have originated in Asia and the Mediterranean region. In many cultures, mint symbolised hospitality and was offered as a sign of welcome and friendship to guests as they arrived.

In the Middle East mint tea is still served to guests on their arrival, whilst in ancient Greece, the leaves of mint were rubbed onto the dining table, which was a sign of their warm greeting.

Mint contains good amounts of Vitamin A, C, B12, folic acid, thiamine and riboflavin, as well as, minerals such as, calcium, copper, fluoride, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.

Mint Health Benefits

elieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.

Act as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells.

Inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and fungus.

Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways.

Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.

Mint can help with nasal allergies.

It can relieve congestion, head colds and headaches.

Act as a mild sedative and has calming properties.

Relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains.

Combat bad breath.

Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations.

Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.

Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne.

Due to its fluoride content, crushed dried mint leaves can whiten the teeth and remove tough organic stains like wine and coffee.

Mint was also often used as an air freshener

The Greeks and the Romans used mint as a perfume and a bath scent,


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