Mentha Piperita (Mint Mint, Mint)

Mentha Piperita (Mint Mint, Mint)

Mentha Piperita (Mint Mint, Mint)


Garden peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is a type of mint that has the most medicinal benefits from the honeydew (Lamiaceae) family.

Garden mint, a hybrid of water mint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata), is cultivated all over the world. Leaves and flowered tip are used. It carries 1-3% essential oil containing menthol, menthol, flavonoids, phenols, tripertene and tannin.

Digestive system
Mint is a good herb for the digestive system. It stimulates bile and stomach secretion, relieves indigestion and gas complaints. It prevents nausea. Thanks to its antispasmodic feature, it is effective in stomach pains and intestinal cramps caused by gas. It also shows this effect in constipation and diarrhea complaints. It is recommended to take a cup of mint tea after meals for good digestion.

On Infections
The essential oils it contains are antiseptic and fungicidal. This feature is another reason why it is effective in gastroenteritis. With a few drops, massage to be applied to the chest in patients with bronchitis, the throat in patients with pharyngitis and on the sinuses in patients with sinusitis is effective. (If this massage is applied at night, it is recommended to do it in the morning, as it may prevent sleep.) It has a stimulating feature.

It has pain relieving properties when applied to the skin. A 10-minute application of mint oil mixed with water is sufficient for headaches. Massage with peppermint oil is useful in sprains.

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