Medicinal use of Mint (Pudina)

Pudina also known as Mint is one of the most common herbs and extremely popular in alternative medical treatments, Mint has several medicinal uses in treating skin problems. It is especially useful in treating acne, itching, inflammation, and burns. Internally, it is considered excellent for indigestion and gastrointestinal problems.

Mint is carminative, stimulative, and antispasmodic. Peppermint has the highest concentrations of menthol, while preparations of spearmint are often given to children. Mint is good for colds, flu and fevers. It also helps in digestion, rheumatism, hiccups, stings, ear aches, flatulence and for throat and sinus ailments.

There are also claims that it helps with motion sickness. Since it relieves indigestion, biliousness, flatulence, iron deficiency anemia. Including pudina chutney in everyday meal is very good for health.

Tea prepared with pudina leaves to which a tsp. each of lime juice and honey are added is an excellent cure for common cold, sore throat and that bloated sensation in the stomach after a heavy meal.

A face pack of fresh pudina leaves cures pimples and blackheads and is a very good moisturizer.

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