Updated: Jul 16, 2019
Mint, which is well known as a breath freshener, is also a great herb that has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Mint leaves are very aromatic and have a distinctive mouth refreshing taste. It is also known as Mentha, has more than two dozen species and hundreds of varieties. While the species that make up the Mentha genus are widely distributed and can be found in many environments, most grow best in wet environments and moist soils.
Benefits of Mint:
Good breath freshener
Good for nausea
Reliefs from trapped wind
Relief from stomach cramping
Helps with fevers
Helps relieve stress
Rub mint oil on the forehead for headache relief
Help for nose relive
Help reduce cracked nipples for women who are breastfeeding
Great vapour to boost your mood
Caution: It is a powerful type of tea. And although it does have the wide range of health benefits explained above, there are still some possible side effects. The menthol can act as an allergen to some people, and can cause heartburn in others. I wouldn’t recommend it as a everyday drink.
Suggestion: When used as a oil, 2 drops is more than enough.