Mint is the name for over a dozen plant species, including peppermint and spearmint, that belong to the genus Mentha.
These plants are particularly known for the cooling sensation they impart. They can be added to foods in both fresh and dried forms.
Mint is a popular ingredient in several foods and beverages, ranging from teas and alcoholic drinks to sauces, salads and desserts.
While eating the plant offers some health benefits, research shows that several of mint’s health benefits come from applying it to the skin, inhaling its aroma or taking it as a capsule.
- Use as herbal tea can cure fever, headache, various digestive problems and various other minor ailments.
- Antiseptic in nature
- An antioxidant that reduces the chances of cancer
- Eliminates the pain caused by bee sting, wasp stings and other insect bites.
Boosting mental health
- alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression.
- increase the ability to think and reason.
- prevent age-related memory loss.
- improve stress-related sleep and sex issues.