Mentha (also known as mint) is best known as a freshener of the breath and the oral cavity. It has been used for centuries because of its miraculous healing properties.
About 2 tablespoons of this herb contain only 2 calories, 0.12 grams of protein, 0.48 grams of carbohydrates, 0.03 grams of fat and 0.30 grams of fiber, and also it contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C and vitamin A.
It is easy to include the mentha in the everyday diet. You can use it as a spice in almost all dishes, and it usually goes well with salads, sauces, soups, meat and fish.
Although there is no scientifically confirmed evidence for a large number of health benefits of the mint, we bring you the health benefits in which people have believed for thousands of years.
Mentha has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It was proved as effective in the easing of the symptoms of the spring allergies.
It contains menthol, which thins the mucus in the respiratory system and eases its coughing out. It is the most effective in the form of tea when it can also ease the pain in the throat.
Helps with Indigestion
Mentha has a soothing effect on the digestive system. It stimulates the flow of the bile, which accelerates and eases the breakdown of the food.
Eases Skin Problems
Mentha essential oil or lotion enriched with mentha can relieve rashes, burns and insect bites. It is also good for the skin that is prone to acne and pimples.