Mint (pudina) for health and beauty

The fragrant mint has a distinct aroma liked by all. This wonder herb does more than just emit good aroma. The name mint originates from the Greek word ‘mentha’. One of the reasons mint is favored is because of the presence of menthol, which facilitates good digestion. It is also said that the Chinese used mint to combat spasms and cure upset tummies. The modern world is not oblivious to the health benefits of mint.

Mint for health and beauty
1. An infusion of the leaves is used in doses of 1-2 tsp thrice a day in condition of indigestion and tastelessness. Ayurvedic physicians recommend mint tablets for stomach pains caused by indigestion.

2. Women suffering from morning sickness can add lime juice, ginger juice and honey to the mint decoction and have it twice a day for getting relief.

3. Mint leaves infusion is also useful in stimulating menstruation in those suffering from dysmenorrhea. Note: Papaya and aloe gel are also effective in such cases.

4. The mint leaves juice is also beneficial to those suffering from hyperacidity.

5. Prepare a decoction of mint leaves. Add black salt to it. Drink this juice to relieve yourself from any worm infestation in the stomach.

6. Chewing mint can prevent hiccups.

7. Mint is also found to alleviate migraine pains.

8. The juice can be applied externally on ulcerated skin to heal it.

9. The application of mint oil helps the skin to be free from blemishes and helps to cool the external skin.
 Mint oil is widely used in making body lotions, bathing oils, soaps and skin tonics.

See also: Lemon as a beauty aid / Milk for health & beauty / Buttermilk for beauty / Aloe vera, the wonder herb / Tulsi (Basil for beauty) /Cucumber for beauty and health / Banana-medicinal and cosmetic value/ Papaya for health and beauty/ Cosmetic value of natural foods-1

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  1. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Mint is well known for its ability to sooth the digestive tract and reduce the severity and length of stomach aches. In addition, mint teas and other herbal preparations have shown great promise at easing the discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome, and even at slowing the growth of many of the most harmful bacteria and fungi. The well-documented anti fungal properties of mint are thought to play a role in the treatment of asthma and many allergy conditions as well.


  2. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Take a handful of crushed fresh mint leaves, 2-3 black peppercorns, 2-3 long peppers, a one-fourth-inch piece of ginger, ground to a fine paste. Boil it in two cups of water. Once it comes to the boil, simmer it for 12-15 minutes. The cooled, filtered mixture, divided into three doses and sipped as a herbal tea, gives relief in fevers associated with" gastro-intestinal disorders.

  3. Sangeeta8:30 AM

    Application of fresh mint juice over the face every night, cures pimples and prevents dryness of the skin. The juice can also be applied over eczema and contact dermatitis with beneficial results.

  4. Chaya9:14 AM

    You can relieve yourself from any worm infestation in the stomach by drinking a decoction of mint leaves.

  5. Kunda9:20 AM

    Natural Usages of Mint. Digestion Problem, Reduce Heart Problems, Stomach Problems, Nausea,
    Flatulence, Anxiety, Vomiting, Body Freshener

  6. mint makes your breath
    smell fresh=

  7. Achala10:17 AM

    Make a paste by grinding mint leaves in water. Apply on the face and neck for 20 minutes and then wash with water.

  8. Chinese folk medicine values mint as a treatment for itchy skin and hives. Mint contains significant amounts of menthol, which has anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically. In general, mint also contains high amounts of the anti-inflammatory rosmarinic acid, which is readily absorbed into the skin. To make a mint tea rinse, place 1 ounce dried mint leaves in 1 pint boiling water. Cover and allow to cool. Strain, dip a clean cloth in the tea, and apply to the itchy area when necessary.

  9. Vinayak12:37 PM

    Health and beauty, two things are inseparable. Why would fairly healthy otherwise. If it’s healthful, so maximize all that’s in you to develop into more beautiful. Some ways to make it happen.

  10. The antifungal properties associated with mint help in curing asthma and other allergic conditions. Mint helps in getting rid of headaches and migraines.

  11. Kehar2:36 PM

    mint leaves keep the mouth fresh and its uses different medical purposes since roman times mint.Fresh mint is a great addition to any food helps to long lasting breath.

  12. Chandan2:47 PM

    Drinking herbal mint tea reduces irritated bowel syndromes and cleanses the stomach.
    Mint is used in a variety of ways, but the most common is through the brewing of mint tea.Fresh mint tea can be made by pouring hot, but not boiling, water over fresh leaves of mint. When preparing mint tea, it is important that the preparation be covered while it is steeping to prevent the valuable volatile oils from evaporating.

  13. Bhavani11:48 AM

    Helps ease nausea and vomiting
    Improves digestion and reduces heartburn
    Improves bad breath
    Clears congestion related to colds and allergies
    Eases stress and tension

  14. Anonymous8:44 PM

    can dried mint leaves be used to make tea because it is hard to find fresh ones when it is snowing?

  15. Bhanumati11:43 AM

    High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

  16. Ratan9:20 AM

    It is used for: Indigestion
    Sore throat
    Fever General weakness.

  17. Ambika8:39 AM

    Pudina / Mint leaves – raw (Mentha spicata) - removes flatulence and acidity

  18. Chaitra9:42 AM

    used to whiten teeth and soothe bites of all kinds
    This versatile herb is said to aid with digestion


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