Mint leaves create a cool sensation in the mouth. Toothpaste, mouthwash, breath mints, and chewing gum are all commonly flavored with mint.
Mint grows natively on all continents except Antarctica. Peppermint and spearmint are probably the most commonly used mint varieties, but many others exist, such as wild mint and water mint.
- Rich in nutrients.
- May Improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- May Help Relieve Indigestion.
- Could Improve Brain Function.
- May Decrease Breastfeeding Pain.
- Subjectively Improves Cold Symptoms.
- May Mask Bad Breath.
- Easy to add to your diet.
- Flatulence (gas).
- Menstrual pain.
- depression-related anxiety.
- muscle and nerve pain.
- symptoms of the common cold.
Peppermint, like many other herbs, can interact with other herbs, supplements, or drugs. Peppermint can also trigger side effects in some individuals. It is possible to be allergic to peppermint.
Anyone who already receives medication should talk with their doctor before using peppermint. Peppermint should not be used by young children. When applied to a child’s face, peppermint can cause life-threatening breathing problems.