Mint’s Health Benefits

7 08 2010

Because of its high content of vitamin and mineral, mint is a powerful antioxidant and it is vital for a healthy body.  It contains these vitamin/mineral: A, C, B12, thiamine, folic acid and riboflavin, manganese, copper, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, fluoride and selenium.

Folic acid in mint influences an optimal hormonal functioning in women and it can be directly related to mood swings when a deficiency occurs.

Medically speaking…

Way before our times, mint has always been used to relief indigestions, heartburn or irritable bowel syndrome. One of its proven healing property is being great  to ease and unblock the respiratory passages and relieve congestion of a cold. Among other scientifically proven healing properties:

•    Protect the body against the formation of cancerous cells as well as cleansing the blood.

•    Eliminate bad breath

•    Clear up acne for a radiant skin.

•    Inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus.

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