The mint comes from the Lamiaceae family, and it is extremely beneficial. In order to get easy access to it, you can grow it at home.
This herb has a wonderful flavor and aroma, and it also provides a cooling sensation, and a ton of health benefits as well. It is mostly used in products like mouthwash, toothpaste, bubble baths, and ointments.
Why should you grow it at home?
- Treats asthma
The leaves of the mint contain a high amount of rosmarinic acid, which contains one of the most potent antioxidant properties, and it has the ability to treat respiratory problems such as asthma and prevent many allergies from appearing.
- Relieves headaches and nausea
Using this plant will offer a relief from headaches and migraines, and all that you need to do is take a fresh mint leaf, and then rub it on your forehead, or use the leaves to prepare yourself a tea, and drink it.
- Improves oral health
The mint leaves contain potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which have the ability to decrease the development and ultimately remove the bacteria from your mouth. You will just need to get a fresh mint leaf and then rub it on your teeth and gums, and in that way, you will prevent infections and dental problems.
- Treats respiratory problems and coughs
The respiratory problems can be soothed by the intense smell of the mint leaves, which will make breathing much easier. Just a get a couple of mint leaves and then rub them on your chest. This will soothe the symptoms of a cold as well.
- Stimulates digestion
The mint leaves can soothe pain in the stomach and can improve your digestion. They contain tons of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which can boost the production of enzymes in our digestive system, and that way, you will be able to treat many digestive problems.
According to the experts, the amazing effectiveness is because of its high menthol and methyl salicylate contents. If you want to prevent indigestion or bloating, you will need to drink two cups of mint tea, every day.
- Strengthens the immune system
Mint is one of the richest sources of phytochemicals, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, B, C and D. This means that it can prevent colds from appearing, boost your immune system, and treat infections.
- Helps in the treatment of cancer
This plant can help in the treatment of lung, colon, skin, and liver cancer because it will decrease the supplies of blood in the cells that are affected by the disease.
- Treats tenderness and inflammation during breastfeeding
This is a plant that can relieve the inflammation, pain, and tenderness that appears during breastfeeding. You will need to drink one cup of mint tea, or just rub a fresh mint leaf on the breasts, in order to relieve the discomfort.
- Improves mood
The mint supports the production of serotonin in our brain, which means that it can improve our memory and mood.
- Stops hiccups
Drinking menthol water is the best way to stop hiccups.
- Improves memory
Many studies suggest that menthol has the ability to boost your thinking and memory, and it will also reduce forgetfulness. In order to do that, you will have to drink a couple of cups of mint tea every day.
- Aids weight loss
Mint can improve our digestion, and boost the production of digestive enzymes. It will also support weight loss.
Because this plant is very beneficial, it is a good idea to grow it at home and to do that, you will need to follow a few simple steps:
You will need to get a pot that it 12 to 16 inches wide, and then you will have to fill the pot with soil and then plant the mint leaf inside of the soil. Place the pot in a sunny place, and remember that you have to trim it when it reaches six inches.
You should also trim the flower buds so that the herb can stay in place. Just one-third of the plant leaves should be harvested, and if you go for more than that, you will end up killing the plant.