SFH #121: Marvelous Mint

It has a wide range of health benefits 🍃

If you enjoy mint, you are in luck. It packs a health punch that may surprise you. So let's get to it today!

  1. Both fresh mint leaves and peppermint tea mask bad breath and kill bacteria.1

  2. Menthol, the primary compound in peppermint oil, aids in better nasal breathing.2

  3. Peppermint oil may also decrease levels of anxiety and fatigue while increasing alertness.3

  4. Mint is a fantastic digestive aid that can go as far as mitigating irritable bowel.4

  5. Fresh mint comes packed with nutrients, including Vitamin A (great for our vision) and antioxidants protecting our cell's integrity.5 6

I opt for fresh mint, looking for leaves that are the brightest of greens. Good thing it's readily available in my current backyard. 😉 Additionally, I keep peppermint essential oil on hand for baths and topical application. Peppermint tea is a go-to for digestion and congestion in my household as well.

Get on this mint train 🚂

1

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16767798/

2

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1981905/

3

http://www.aromaticscience.com/effects-of-peppermint-and-cinnamon-odor-administration-on-simulated-driving-alertness-mood-and-workload/

4

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17420159/

5

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10997544/

6

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16190627/