Mint leaves are most commonly used in India because of their medicinal properties and various health benefits. In Hindi, mint leaves are known as Pudhina and it is used in many food items for the taste.


The medicinal uses of mint leaves give health benefits in various problems without producing any side effects.

Mint leaves or mentha is cultivated mostly in India almost everywhere, and also cultivated in other countries like Europe, Africa, Asia, America, and North America.

There are about 13-18 species of mentha exist till now. It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae, the mint family. It grows best in the moist soil with the average height is about 10cm to 120cm.

Coming upon its uses, the mint leaves are used in many ways and it produces the sweet flavour with a coolness in the aftertaste.

This mint leaves present in many products which include teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies and also in ice creams.

These mint leaves are commonly used by many of the people in form of breath fresheners, in drinks, in antiseptic mouth rinses, in toothpaste, chewing gums and many other products.

Besides this, there are many benefits of mint leaves on the skin as many cosmetics contain mint leaves as an ingredient.

The mint leaves benefits in weight loss also have great value as it stimulates digestion which results in no accumulation of fat in the body.


Health Benefits of Mint Leaves

There are many health benefits of mint leaves which we all are aware of it and these benefits increases when mint leaves consume in hot water. So following are some health benefits mint leaves.

Helps in proper digestion

For those patients who always have digestive complains like indigestion and stomach upset, mint leaves are very beneficial for the proper digestion in those patients.

It also helps in reducing complaints like burning and acidity in the stomach. Mint leaves have the medicinal properties of antiseptic and antibacterial which aids in relieving complaints.

Mint leaves when taken in any dish and eaten, activates the salivary glands in the mouth which further helps in increased bile production.

This bile is responsible for the digestion of food and patient get relief from digestive problems. With this, the mint leaves also help in the normal flow of bile for the digestion.

Helps to expel gas

Those patients who always have complained of flatulence. The patient is not able to expel gas which causes their stomach upset by the accumulation of gas in the abdomen which causes a gripping pain in the abdomen.

This mint leaves when boiled in hot water and this hot water when drunk relieves all the gastric complains by expelling the gas.

This hot water containing medicinal properties of mint also helps in relieving constipation.


Treat nasal congestion.

It has been given in most of the problems which occurred due to respiratory disorders. Mint leaves also helpful in case of asthma when the patient is unable to breathe.

Mint leaves when boiled in the hot water, the fumes produced of this mint leaves acts as a decongestant which helps in relieving the nasal congestion.

With this mint leaves also have many beneficial effects on other problems of respiratory like it relieves the cough, helps in curing the inflammation of throat, bronchi and lungs.

Mint is also present in most of the inhalers as it does not have any side effects. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Mint is also present in most of the inhalers as it does not have any side effects. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Cure headache and vertigo.

Mint has an anaesthetic (pain relieve) and anti-inflammatory properties which helps in curing the headache associated with nausea, vertigo and dizziness.

The cooling properties of mint leave help in relieving the heat of the body in the fever. Some people found helpful in headache associated with nausea by drinking the tea made from mint leaves.

Cure dental problems.

Mint acts as an anaesthetic so doctors mostly advice there patient to chew the mint leaves to get relieved from the pain. This is due to the cooling properties of mint which stop the irritation of the nerves by its cooling action.

Beside this hot water containing mint leaves is also used for gargles as advised by the doctor because it has antiseptic properties which prevent from infections.

Some people use mint leaves as mouth freshener which gives them a cool and fresh feeling inside the mouth. Now many of the toothpaste contains mint as their ingredients.


mint leaves health benefits

Cure colic pain in infants.

Mint helps in expelling of the gas. Most of the infants cry because of their stomach upset which is due to the gastric problem.

Mint will help to expel the gas and produce the coolness in the stomach which makes the baby feel good.

Improve blood circulation in the body

Mint leaves when boiled in the hot water and the fumes when obtained is inhaled produces the increase in metabolism.

This leads to increase oxygenation and blood supply to the brain which results in protecting from many brain disorders which include neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

It also helps in boosting brain functions.

Cure various skin problems.

Mint along with antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties it has anti-fungal properties also which helps to fight against the fungal infection on the skin.

Beside this mint contains vitamin E and vitamin D which helps in the promotion of skin rejuvenation means it helps in the removal of dead cells from the skin the promote the formation of new healthy cells and thus gives the healthy and glowing skin.

This can be obtained by using mint leaves in hot water and that water when becomes warm wash your face.

Mint also helps in removal of excess of the sebum from the skin which causes the blockage of the pores and results in the formation of acne, for this mint is very useful to excrete the excess sebum. These are a few benefits of mint leaves on the skin. 

Mint for depression patients

Mint has been used in depression for many patients. It has adaptogenic properties which regulate the cortisol level and thus reduces the stress level.

Mint’s strong and refreshing smell even boosts the activity of the brain.

Mint leaves also help in secretion of serotonin in the brain which helps to fight against the depression.


Weight loss in obese

Mint leaves are also advised for the obese person for reducing weight as it helps in stimulation of the digestive enzymes which aids the digestion process and helps in the absorption of essential nutrients.

This regulates the process of metabolism which helps in weight loss. In this way the benefits of mint leaves for weight loss is seen.

Relive muscles pain

Mint leaves also have antispasmodic properties which help in relieving the muscle pain. It also helps in reducing the inflamed parts by its cooling properties and thus reduces the pain and muscle spasms.

Prevents dandruff and head lice.

Dandruff comes under the fungal infection of the scalp. It is debris with excess sebum.

To remove the head lice and dandruff it is advised to the patient to use the water which contains the medicinal properties of mint leaves which can be obtained by boiling mint leaves in hot water.

Head washed with this water removes dandruff and lice. With it also cures the itching and irritation on the scalp.


Mint for increasing immunity.

Drinking water containing mint leaves medicinal properties helps in increasing immunity as it contains vitamin C in it.

These are the few medicinal uses of the mint leaves. So include mint leaves in breakfast, lunch or either dinner not only to get benefits of mint, but it also adds tastes to the food.

One can use mint leaves in fruit salads and also for the decoration of the food to look it delicious, in this way one gets the benefits of mint.


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