Mint is widely used for culinary,cosmetic, and medicinal purposes, in most societies, the world over.
A list of the Uses of Mint Leaves.
Medicinal Benefits: Mint can be successfully used in treating gastro-intestinal disorders. It is also recommended in cases of asthma, bronchitis and the flu due to its antispasmodic and sedative properties. It is used as an inhalation for treating sinusitis and also for chest massage. Mental fatigue, stress and headaches can be elevated using mint oil. It is also effective in treatment of rheumatism.
Making a Relaxing Cuppa or a Refreshing Glass of Iced Tea: Nothing quite like minty freshness for a refreshing/relaxing cuppa. For hot tea just had a few washed mint leaves into your tea pot or cup. Similarly for iced tea! Mint leaves can also be dried and stored for such use.
Drinking herbal teas is known to have a lot of health benefits.
Gardening: Mint is a great Beginner Booster, if you are new to gardening, mint would be excellent for you to start with(it just can’t fail).
Lush Garden in a Rush Mint is easier to care for than a lawn. Plus it has a fantastic fresh fragrance! So if you need something like an instant green patch for your garden, grow mint!
Gifting Ideas Potted mints make great gifts! Use your creativity in wrapping up the pot.
Cooking: Flavour Mint is widely used in Indian cooking and chutneys.
Home Scents a bundle of fresh mint stalks placed in a water jug looks nice and smells welcoming! Dried mint leaves can be used as potpourri or boil them in water to infuse the room with their fragrance.
Beauty Aids Owing to its antibacterial and disinfectant properties mint is widely used in facial packs and creams. It is a well known natural cure for acne and blackheads. Mint is also found to be effective in the treatment of dandruff.
Pest Control Traditionally, people would scatter mint leaves throughout their homes to rid them of rodents, ants, flies and fleas.
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