With Mint Tea To Better Health
The mint is generally grown because of its leaves and because of the essential oil. This herb contains about 1.25% essential oil, 50 to 90% menthol and 5 to 20% menthone. The essential oil is obtained by extraction from the stems and leaves of mint.
Wild species of mint, as well tamed, are used for the preparation of tasty and healthy tea, which helps in many diseases. So mint tea is useful for headaches, upset stomach, insomnia, general weakness and malaise, cough and cold.
In the folk medicine, mint is shown as a natural remedy for: abdominal diseases (diarrhea and inflation of the stomach), respiratory disease (inflammation of the mouth, throat and cough), anxiety, diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract, intestinal diseases, liver etc.
Mint can also be used in a diet and as a spice to many meals because it improves the digestion.
- MINT TEA
Mint tea can be found in almost every household. Mostly because of the pleasant taste and smell. But surely you never assumed what benefit it carries.
Shortly said, there is not any disease that mint can’t be used for. However, when purchasing this tea, pay attention to the composition. It is best to buy tea from organic or naturally grown mint or, if you are not able to find this tea, then at least buy tea without added flavor, odor or any other supplement or tea with 100% mint in the composition.
Except in the form of tea, mint can be found in the form of a capsule, elixir, essential oil, and tablets. The effect is the same or at least similar.
The mint was used to treat colds very long time ago and it was very successful, but we will mention some less familiar actions.
The mint tea has a calming effect and strengthens the nerves. If you combine it with the rosemary, it strengthens the mental resistance and cures the emotional instability. For the tea preparation you need to mix the same amount of these two herbs, then add a teaspoon of the mixture to a cup of hot water. Then leave it to stand for 10 minutes. Drink three cups daily. (best before meals).
Spot five drops of mint essential oil on a sugar cube, This acts against dizziness, migraine, headache and nausea.
With the help of the mint you will remove the irritation of the stomach, all the problems with digestion, flatulence and bloating.
The mint can also calm the rashes and the red eyes.
However, you should take care if you intend to pick mint somewhere in nature, because some types of mint (peppermint pungent) due to improper use, can be very harmful. Also, you should take care when using bought mint, never overdo the quantity and do not exceed the recommended dose.
Read the following steps if you have problems with sleeping (insomnia).
- In 60 grams of hops add 20 grams of mint and lemon balm, mix all this and take three tablespoons from the mixture and scald them with half a liter of boiled water. Cover the mixture and after two hours, strain and drink the tea sip.
- It is also effective if you mix 10 grams of mint and valerian and scald this mixture with 2.5 deciliters boiled water. Drink this before bedtime.