22 Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts, and Risk of Mint


Mint is widely used aromatic plant around the globe due to several health benefits offer by it. There are the estimated eighteen species of the mint found around the world.  The relationships between the mint species are hazy.

Mint is the small plant, which can merely attend the height of more than 120 centimeters. It mainly grows in the swampy area with the adequate moisture in it. Mint plant is resistance to the adverse climate.

Depending upon the species mint can be annual and perennial. The majority of the mint plant are perennial.


Table of Content

Nutrition
Propagation
Health Benefits of Mint
1. Bad Breath
2. Acne
3.  Digestion
4. Appetizer
5. Diabetes
6. Depression
7. Immunity Booster
8. Cognitive Power
9. Weight Loss
10. Migraines
11. Common Cold
12. Cracks in Nipple
13. Burns
14. Cancer
15. Hiccups
16. Hair Growth
17. Skin
18. Menstrual Cramps
19. Morning Sickness
20. Eye Health
21. Relieve Stress
22. Bladder and Kidney Stones
Risk
Heartburn
Asthma

Nutrition


Mint contains carbohydrate, protein, and fat in adequate amount. Further, the goodness of vitamin-like C, A and minerals like Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Iron drastically increases the health benefits  (1).

Propagation


Although it can be prorogated by the seed. Almost all the propagation of the mint is done with the vegetative means.


Health Benefits of Mint

1. Bad Breath


The primary cause of the bad breath is due to the release of the sulfur by the bacteria thriving in the mouth.

Consumption of the mint is effective in the prevention of the bad breath (2).

2. Acne


The goodness of the vitamin A and C present in the mint is effective in the prevention of the acne in the human body (3).

Due to this mint is often recommended in the treatment of the acne.

3.  Digestion


Consumption of the mint is believed to increases the secretion of the bile from the liver that facilitates the digestion of the food. Traditionally, mint has been used to treat indigestion (4).

4. Appetizer


Mint has been traditionally used as the potent appetizers (5).

5. Diabetes



The innate beta-carotenes in the mint is effective in soothing the occurrence of diabetes in the human body (6).

6. Depression


Mint is often used as the potent remedy of the depression in several individuals (7).

7. Immunity Booster


Due to the presence of the vitamin C and other beneficial nutrient consumption of the mint is associated with the boosting of the immune system in the human body (8).

8. Cognitive Power


There are series of the research pointing out the relation of the boosting of the cognitive power and intake of the mint (9).

9. Weight Loss


Due to the effective digestion of the food followed by the reduction of the appetite consumption of the mint is associated with the reduction in the weight (10).

10. Migraines


Consumption of the mint is associated with the soothing the pain during the occurrence of the migraines (11).

11. Common Cold


There has been series of claims that the intake of the mint is often associated with the reduction in the occurrence of the common cold in the humans (12).

12. Cracks in Nipple


Cracked nipple can cause several unwanted consequences, especially in the breastfeeding women. The best remedy of the cracked nipple is the use of the peppermint water (13).
  

13. Burns


Application of the mint especially the oil is effective in soothing the wound during the burn. Further, the pain can be effectively reduced due to the intake of the mint (14).
  

14. Cancer


The innate L-menthol synthesized from the mint plant is claimed to have the anticancer effects.

Further, the phytochemical in the mint is effective in soothing the occurrence of cancer in the human body (15).
  

15. Hiccups


Intake of the mint juice mixed with the honey and lemon water can be effective in the soothing the occurrence of the hiccups in the human body (16).
  

16. Hair Growth


Applying the mint oil is effective in the adequate hair growth in the human body (17).

17. Skin


The beneficial property of the mint is effective in soothing the dry and itchy skin (18).


The phytochemical in the mint is claimed to soothe the damaging effects of the solar radiation.

Due to this mint is often included in several cosmetic items.

18. Menstrual Cramps


Traditionally, mint has been used in the easing of the menstrual cramps in the human body (19).

19. Morning Sickness


Moderate consumption of the mint is associated with the soothing the occurrence of the morning sickness in the human body (20).

20. Eye Health


The goodness of vitamins like A and various minerals is effective in the adequate functioning of the eye in the human body (21).


21. Relieve Stress


Consumption of the mint tea is associated with the relieving stress in the human body (22).

22. Bladder and Kidney Stones


The consumption of the mint is associated with the reduction in the bladder and kidney stone in the human body (23).
  

Risk


There are some risks of the consumption of the mint. Some bogus claims such as not suitable for pregnancy, leads to infertility, interferes with the bladder stones upon the consumption of the mint does not have any scientific evidence to support.

Heartburn


Due to the relaxation of the sphincter muscle consumption of the mint is associated with the increase in the heartburn (24).



The sphincter muscle lies between stomach and esophagus.

Asthma


The allergic reaction of the mint can potentially cause asthma in several individuals (25).



Comments

  1. Great post! I love mint, it's so refreshing. However, mint tea lowers my blood pressure even more and makes me dizzy. It's great for people who have high blood pressure though. :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

13 Moringa Tree Uses and Health Benefits

13 Health Benefit of The Turmeric

Unveil the 15 Hidden Benefit of Eating Avocado