Mint Leaves (Pudina)
Commonly known in India as “Pudina“.
Mint is one of the most versatile plants. It has a distinct aroma, pleasing flavour and cooling effect. It is also well known for its medicinal properties. It is packed with vitamins and minerals. Being rich in carotene and vitamin C, it protects the body from harmful free radicals. Mint increases immunity, thus protecting against infection. This wonderful herb has been used as a home remedy to manage ailments related to the digestive tract, as well as oral, respiratory and skin disorders. Mint helps sooth the digestive tract and provides relief from stomach ache and indigestion. Herbal mint tea also helps those suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome. Chewing mint leaves cures halitosis (bad breath), whitens teeth, strengthens gums and prevents tooth decay. It is also a good expectorant. Mint benefits asthma patients as it
reduces congestion in air passages. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Mint leaves also help to relieve nausea and headaches. Mint is also beneficial to the skin and is known to prevent and cure acne.
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