Known since early antiquity to pharmaceutical and deodorant properties, mint ‘claim’ place in our everyday life since its benefits for the human body are many. Besides the ancient Greeks considered it refreshing for the mind and medication for headache while the Romans used it not only to their delicacies and the water of the bath. See below the benefits of mint.
The main active substances in essential oil of peppermint is menthol (alcohol), the menthone (ketone) and tannins. At the same time, the leaves of peppermint containing vitamins A and C, niacin (vitamin B3), magnesium and iron. The essential oil of peppermint prevents the growth of bacteria and microorganisms, helps digestion, relieves headache, combats anxiety and tension, and remove the negative thoughts.
Investigations showed that the oil of menthol alleviates the symptoms of irritable bowel and dyspepsia. The healing properties due to the relaxant capacity and menthol, which instantly calms troubled intestine. Additionally, the mint tea recommended to combat indigestion and diarrhea as an antispasmodic to calm the stomach after vomiting or to alleviate inflammation of the bowel. Prepare mint tea warming a cup of water, taking a tablespoon of this herb and leaving it for 5-7 minutes. Then strain and drink.
Mint thanks to antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties characterized effective to use as the skin cleansing agent and helps fight bacterial infections.
Alongside the decongestant properties make it suitable for the treatment of respiratory disorders. At the same time, may help relieve symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis.
Finally, the mint tea is an ideal tool for pupils and students. In the study, only the scent of mint tea showed that helps students to stay awake and focused when studying.