Mint Benefits, Uses and Medicinal Properties of Peppermint

Introduction of Mint

Mint is best known for its unique taste. Mint chutney not only enhances the taste of food but is also healthy. Mint has been used as a medicine in Ayurveda for centuries. In general, mint is used in (Mint benefits ), toothpaste, toothpaste, chewing gums, mouth freshener, candies, inhaler,s etc. Apart from this, mint is also used in Ayurveda for the treatment of other diseases. Let us know further about mint in detail.

What is Peppermint?

There are many species of the peppermint plant, but only Mentha spicata Linn. is used for medicine and diet. This mint is also called hill mint; Because it is more in the mountainous area. According to Ayurveda, mint ( dried mint)  reduces kapha and vata dosha, and increases appetite. You can also use mint to remove stool-urinary diseases and physical weakness. It is also used to cure diarrhoea, dysentery, fever, stomach diseases, liver disorders etc.

Name of  Mint in Different Languages in Other Languages

Mint Benefits

The botanical name of the mint  plant is  ( Mentha spicata Linn .  (Mentha spicata) Syn-Mentha viridis Linn., and it belongs to the  Lamiaceae (Lamiaceae) family. Peppermint is known by many names around the world. which are:-

Mint in –

  • Mint Name in Sanskrit- Putiha, Rochini, Podinaka;
  • Mint Name in Hindi- hill mint, mint;
  • Mint Name in Gujarati – फुदीनो (Phudino);
  • Mint Name in Telugu
  • Mint Name in Tamil-पुदीना (peppermint leaves in tamil);
  • Mint Name in  Bengali
  • Mint Name in Nepali-Bawri;
  • Mint Name in Punjabi
  • Mint Name in Marathi-Mint (Mint)
  • Mint Name in English-Garden mint, Lamb mint,  Spear mint
  • Mint Name in Arabic-Fujnaj, Nanna (Naana)
  • Mint Name in Persian-Pudneh, Nagbo.

Mint Benefits and  Uses

Benefits of Mint
Mint Benefits, Uses and Medicinal Properties of Peppermint

Very few people know that mint is such a herb that works as a medicine. But in which diseases and how it works, let us know about them in detail:-

Mint Beneficial in Hair Loss

Mint helps in reducing dryness of hair due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Due to this, there is less hair fall and breakage, due to which the hair starts growing naturally.

Uses of Mint to  Treat Ear Pain

The benefits of peppermint provide quick relief in ear related problems like ear pain etc. Sometimes, there is a pain in the ear due to cold or water in the ear. In such a situation, putting mint juice in the ear provides relief. You have to extract the juice of mint leaves, and put 1-2 drops of it in the ear.

To Get Relief from Headache

It is often seen that there is a headache due to poor digestion power. Mint tea can prove to be very beneficial in such a situation, because it helps in digesting food properly due to its Dipan-digestive property, which strengthens your digestive system.

Mint leaves Heals Mouth Ulcer

In the problem of mouth ulcer, make a decoction of mint leaves. Gargling with this cures the problem of mouth ulcers.

Mint in Toothache 

 Who does not have the problem of toothache? Brushing the teeth by making powder of mint leaves reduces toothache . The medicinal properties of mint help in reducing toothache. The benefits of mint helps a lot in relieving pain.

To Get Rid of  Respiratory Tract Inflammation

When cold, the windpipe often swells and then there is pain in the throat. To get relief from this, make a decoction of mint leaves and take 10-15 ml, it provides relief from swelling of the respiratory tract.

In  Indigestion

Indigestion often occurs when there is an upset stomach.  Take 100-100 ml juice of lemon , mint and ginger in it. Add double (200 grams) molasses to it. Cook it in a silver vessel. Consume this decoction in  20 ml quantity. This cures the problem of indigestion.

Mint to Treat Loss  of Appetite

Sometimes due to medication, or due to prolonged illness, loss of appetite occurs. If you are also suffering from this problem, then for this take  6-6 grams of Vrikshamal, Mint, Dry ginger, and Marich, 50 ml pomegranate juice. Along with this, take 3 grams pippali, 1 gram of clove, 3 grams of big cardamom, 18 grams of rock salt and 35 grams of cumin. Add sugar candy to it in the same quantity as it got. Make a powder out of it. Consume it in the amount of 1-5 grams. It cures the problem of lack of appetite.

Mint Benefits in Vomiting

Consuming mint is beneficial to stop vomiting. Often vomiting occurs due to acidity, or because of the side effect of the medicine, or due to other reasons also. If you are also suffering from the problem of vomiting, then make a decoction of mint leaves. Vomiting stops by taking 10-20 ml of it.

Mint Beneficial to Get Relief from Nausea

The reason for feeling or coming on Nausea is mostly due to aggravation or deterioration of the digestive system. Consumption of mint gives relief from the pain of feeling nauseous because mint has vata-kapha sedative and deepana-digestive properties which help in keeping your digestive system healthy and in igniting the fire.

For Abdominal Disorder

In general, abdominal distension occurs due to change in diet. Mix salt and pepper in 10-15 ml mint decoction. Stomach diseases are cured by drinking it. Sometimes eating junk food or eating spicy food leads to indigestion and  stomach ache . Taking mint decoction or making mint tea gives relief.

Mint Juice to Fight Diarrhoea

Make a decoction of the mint almanac. Consume it in 10-20 ml quantities. It cures the problem of indigestion and diarrhea.

Mint Beneficial in Asthma

Mint is also beneficial in asthma due to its vata-kapha sedative properties. Due to its hot effect, it helps in melting the mucus in the lungs and expelling it. This helps in reducing the symptoms of this disease.

Mint Beneficial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that results from aggravation in which the process of the digestive system slows down. In this condition, the production of mango starts in the body, which sometimes also appears to be coming out with the stool. By consuming mint, it digests food and mangoes due to its anti-digestive properties and helps in working out its symptoms.

Benefits of Peppermint to relieve menstrual cramps and pain

The cause of pain and cramps in menstruation is increased vata dosha. We can relieve this pain and cramps by consuming mint, as it has anti-inflammatory and warming properties that give relief in pain and cramps.

Uses of  Mint in Urinary Disorder

If there is pain or burning while urinating, then consuming mint in this way will be beneficial. Grind 500 mg black pepper in 500 mg mint leaves. Filter it and mix sugar candy and drink it like mint tea. It cures urinary disorders.

Useful Part of Mint

Mint leaves and Panchang are used the most in Ayurveda.

How to use Mint?

It has already been told about how to consume and use mint for disease. If you are using mint for the treatment of a specific disease, then definitely consult an Ayurvedic doctor.

Side Effects of Mint

These side effects can also occur due to excessive consumption of mint:-

  • kidney disorder
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Loss of desire to have sex etc.

 Where is Mint Found or Grown?

Mint is cultivated almost everywhere in India. It is also planted in gardens and houses. Mint has been used for many years in Iran and Arab countries.

Frequently asked questions about Peppermint (FAQ Related to Mint in Hindi)

1-What is the harm of consuming mint?

Excessive consumption of mint causes harm to health-

  • kidney disorder
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Loss of desire to have sex etc.

If a person is suffering from constipation or any problem related to urine, then he should not consume mint because mint is a stool-urinary column.

2-How is mint tea made?

Method to make mint tea-


2 cups water

few mint leaves

Mint leaves, boil in water till this water becomes 1/4 cup. After this mixture is made, filter it and consume it hot. 

3- Does drinking mint tea give relief from cold symptoms?

If you are troubled by cold and cold in the winter season, then you can get relief by drinking mint tea . According to experts, mint has medicinal properties that help in reducing the symptoms of cold . Apart from this, mint tea also provides relief from sore throat caused by cold .

4- Is the consumption of mint beneficial for the stomach?

According to experts, the use of mint improves the digestive system and it is effective in removing many minor diseases related to the stomach . Use mint powder in winter if there is a problem related to digestion .

5- How to use mint to get rid of sore throat?

Sore throat and pain is a common problem in winters. You can use mint to get rid of them. Especially drinking mint tea  provides quick relief in sore throat and sore throat.

6- How to make Mint Chutney?

Mint chutney is very easy to make at home. For this, first wash the mint leaves with clean water. Then add salt, green chilies etc. as required and grind them in a grinder. Use this chutney fresh, do not store it for a long time.

Also read

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