Mint is one of the most popular aromatic plants, thanks to its versatility in the kitchen and its medicinal contributions. Let's see how to use it.
We all love mint because it smells heavenly and it's super easy to grow. It is ideal for days of intense heat, as it stimulates circulation, combats insomnia, anxiety, headaches, nausea, and muscle fatigue, caused by high temperatures and humidity. See what are the 5 uses that we can give it.
1. Medicinal treatments
Peppermint is used to treat fevers, colds, sinusitis, it's antiseptic, antifungal, and calms spasms and stomach pains. In addition, it can improve the digestion of food and help expel accumulated gases.
2. Increase focus
Peppermint is recognized for being a great stimulant and energizer, it's recommended to drink a mint tea especially on those days when you have a lot to do and need focus and concentration.
3. Relaxing properties
If you are looking to relieve stress, you can use peppermint essential oil. Drink a few drops diluted in water or place on the hundred, back of the neck, ears, and wrists. You will feel a sensation of freshness and well-being.
4. Remedy against bad breath
It's the main ingredient in all tubes of toothpaste for providing a feeling of freshness and fighting harmful bacteria for teeth and gums. Due to its anti-inflammatory effect, it helps soothe tooth and toothache pain.
5. Quench thirst
To consume mint in infusion form, bring 1 cup of water to the fire and when it starts to boil, add 6-8 fresh mint leaves. Cover and let stand 10 minutes before filtering. Drink hot or cold, and sweeten to taste.
Bonus: Natural and homemade toothpaste
A sustainable option to use at home.
What do you need?
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 8 fresh mint leaves
Recipe: Mix all the ingredients until a paste is formed. Store in an airtight glass jar in a cool place. In addition to controlling oral bacteria, coconut oil also eliminates bad breath, which can be used as a mouthwash.