5 amazing health benefits of ‘Mint leaves’

WEB DESK: If you think mint is just a herb and is only used in cooking, think again! Here are five benefits of mint that are very helpful.

1. Relieves Indigestion

2Mint is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients that helps to relax the muscle cramps and beat the acidity and fluids.They can also act on these muscles to activate them and help work more efficiently to carry out digestion.

2.Numbs Pain

3Mint gives a soothing effect and therefore is used as a main ingredient in many balms and pain relievers. The mint can also be used while taking steam. The reason it is used in many balms and creams is that it causes a cooling effect and partially numbs the area.

3. Glowing Skin

4Mint has a unique property that soothes and calms itchy and infected skin. It has potent anti- inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which work wonders on acne prone skin, and is often used in a number of cleansers, toners and in some lip balms as well.

4. Cough and Cold

5If you are suffering from cough, add a drop of mint extract to warm water and inhale its fumes through the mouth and push out the steam through your nose. This way mint extract passes through your throat and nose relieving both the areas.

5. Boosts Immunity
Mint leaves are packed with nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous, vitamin C, D, E and small amounts of vitamin B complex. All these compounds put together improves the body’s immune system, keeping it safe from infections and inflammation.