However, this crucial ingredient of peppermint is used in a variety of cuisines and also in a lot of refreshing drinks.
There are many health benefits of mint that are often overlooked and hence it should be included in the diet and be used regularly.
Dry mint is used in herbal teas and if you have mint herbal tea, it has a direct impact on the bowels. If the bowels are irritated, then it helps soothing the irritation down and helps cleansing the stomach.
The strong diuretic properties of mint help in eliminating the toxins from the body; which is also the reason why it should not be had in excess as that will result in excess loss of water from the body and will induce the feeling of exhaustion.
Mint is known to be an effective treatment to get rid of headaches and migraines. The aroma of mint has got the strong smell that helps in clearing any throat congestion and also is effective in common cold.
Mint leaves boiled in water help in creating a drink that once consumed helps in soothing the digestive tract and also helps in the reduction of any stomach aches that there are.
The menthol present in mint is used in a lot of medicines. You can also use crushed mint leaves in cleansing your teeth. If you use these leaves to brush the teeth, then it helps in whitening the teeth.
Also, if mint is added to camphor, then it can be used for its anti itch properties as well. If you have insect stings or insect bites, then you can apply it to the skin, the part that is itching and help in curing.
The essential oil of mint is used in preparing a huge variety of perfumes and cosmetics. This oil can also be applied to the head or the skin and it has the cooling properties, the sensation that has a calming effect. Mint is also is known to prevent cancerous growth of cells in the body.