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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Good For Your Health: 5 Reasons Why Mint Is More Than Just Another Fragrant Plant

Did you know that mint, a fragrant plant which is widely known for the cooling sensation that it imparts, has many health benefits?

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According to Healthline, there are a number of science-based health benefits of consuming mint.

"These plants are particularly known for the cooling sensation they impart. They can be added to foods in both fresh and dried forms. While eating the plant offers some health benefits, research shows that several of mint’s health benefits come from applying it to the skin, inhaling its aroma or taking it as a capsule," it was disclosed.

Here are five amazing health of mint:

1. Relieves Indigestion
Mint can also be effective at relieving digestive problems such as upset stomach and indigestion.

"Indigestion may occur when food sits in the stomach for too long before passing into the rest of the digestive tract. Multiple studies have shown that food passes through the stomach quicker when people take peppermint oil with meals, which could relieve symptoms from this type of indigestion," it was disclosed.

2. Decreases Breastfeeding Pain
Applying mint essential oils in various forms is effective in preventing and treating nipple cracks and pain typically associated with breastfeeding.

3. Improves Cold Syndrome
Although menthol does not function as a nasal decongestant, it can provide some relief to cold and flu symptoms by subjectively improving breathing.

4. Cures Bad Breath
Chewing on mint leaves is beneficial in reducing bacteria that cause bad breath.

5. Good For Eye Health
Mint is a good source of vitamin A which is critical for eye health and night vision. 

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