Peppermint (Mentha) belongs to the group of herbs in the Lamiaceae family. It has a very pleasant taste and fragrance. Mint provides cooling attributes and that’s why it is included into numerous products like mouthwash, toothpaste, bath foams, or gels. It is also used in various foods and it gives it specific flavor.
The following 12 explanations will convince you to grow mint in your own house:
Stimulates digestive function – Mint relieves digestive problems including acid reflux due to its capacity to increase digestion. It has antioxidants such as phytonutrients which boosts the production of digestive system enzymes, thus relieving any problem in the digestive tract. Drink several glasses of mint green tea on a daily basis to prevent indigestion or bloating.
Relieves nausea and pain in the head – Due to its powerful flavor and fragrance, mint decreases migraines. To prevent the pain, apply fresh peppermint on your head or drink one mint tea.
Prevents hiccups – Peppermint water is one of the most effective treatments against hiccups. 1 glass of peppermint water renews the body and prevents the hiccups thanks to the high menthol content.
Treats swelling and pain during breastfeeding – Mint treats inflammation, pain, and swelling during breastfeeding. Rub some mint leaves on your chests to relieve the discomfort and get an absolute relief.
Increases your memory space – According to experts, mint is commonly used in alternative medicine to increase the memory and thinking, and relieves forgetfulness. Drink several glasses of mint green tea on a daily basis.
Heal a cough and other respiratory problems – Thanks to the intense odor, mint eases the breathing process and prevents respiratory problems efficiently. Just rub some mint lotion on the upper body if you have cold or apply several peppermint leaves. To improve inhaling and exhaling, drink mint tea or inhale it several times per day.
Encourages weight loss – Peppermint promotes weight loss due to its capacity to improve the digestive function and production of digestive system enzymes.
Strengthens the immune system – Peppermint has nutritious elements like calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins B, E, C, and D. Moreover, it has phytochemicals that strengthen the defense mechanisms of the body to fight colds and infections.
Helps in the therapy of cancer – Although it cannot substitute a proper cancer therapy, mint might assist in the treatment of liver, skin, pores, lung, and colon malignancy. Experts proved that mint stop the supply related to blood within cancer tissues, which result in more effective radiation or chemotherapy.
Treats breathing difficulties (asthma) – Mint leaves treats respiratory problems including breathing difficulties thanks to the high amount of rosmarinic acidity, a substance that contains antioxidant properties which prevent allergic reactions.
Enhances your mood – A mint sniff improves your work time and memory space. Peppermint increases the production of serotonin in the mind, thus transforming your mood.
Enhances oral health – Mint leaves contain an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that prevent the germs development in the mouth. Just apply several peppermint leaves in the mouth on a daily basis to enhance the dental health and prevents additional problems.
How you can grow peppermint at home
Take 15 inches’ pot and fill it up with soil. Put the mint tea leaf in it and then place the pot at a sunny location in your room. As soon as it grows up to 6 inches, cut it. Don’t pick more than 3rd of the mint leaves in order not to lose the herb. Use the mint leaves to include them into your meals and to enrich their taste and to transform the general health.