mint / mnanaa

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Mint / Mnanaa

Mint (Mentha) is a popular herb that is used for its medicinal properties. It has more than two dozen species and hundreds of varieties.


It is used in culinary in its fresh or dried form. Many personal care products contain mint as an ingredient. Things such as toothpaste, shaving gels, chewing gums, breath fresheners, candies, teas, balms, oils, and inhalers with a mint flavor are the most used.


Due to its fresh taste, the mint extract is often paired with cakes, cookies, nutrition supplements, sugar-free products, and energy bars. Mint oil is used in ice-creams and chocolates. Mint syrup is used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.


According to Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health Practitioner Shilpa Arora ND, "Mint has very powerful antioxidant properties. The leaves can be juiced or made into a raita. Mint is excellent to manage blood sugar levels and treat skin conditions. In summers, one should particularly add mint to their diet. Mint is very cooling and aids in digestion and breathing disorders too." 


There are more than 20 varieties, including hybrids of mint species. Classification is based on the origin of mint, here are:

SOME SPECIES VARIETIES of MINT

  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Pennyroyal
  • Chocolate mint
  • Wild mint


Health benefit of mint.

·      Aid in digestion: taking a mint pill

·      Weight loss, Relieve nausea, Oral health: eating fresh leaves or dried leaves

·      Decrease breastfeeding pain, Skin care product, Applying oil to the nipple prevents cracking

·      Improve cold symptoms, Alleviate allergies

·      Inhaling essential oils alleviates this symptoms

·      Help in weight loss

·      Improves brain power by increasing cognitive functions.


Mint is available in most open air markets in their fresh or dried state, at an affordable price. I enjoy using fresh mint leaves in teas and juices because this ensures they retain their nutrients. The other most efficient way is to chew a leaf, or two. Here is a juice recipe with mint added as an ingredient:

https://www.jikonipalatables.com/recipe/lemon_mint_juice6426008763


For bulk buying mint, here's a plug I get hem from

Dream farmherbs and spices

Contact: 0707025951

 





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