MintExplain why mint is good for digestyve system and for respiratory conditions.

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trophyhunter1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Mint has been traditionally used in India, Europe and the middle East as a remedy for stomach upset. It has been known to help with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Its perillyl alchohol, has been shown in animal studies to slow down the growth of certain types of cancer. Mint has antifungal properties and may be taken as a supplement, prepared as a tea, or included in many food dishes.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Mint can also be used as a flavoring to make a food taste better. So it can help you digest food, it can calm down your stomach, and it can improve the taste of your food. So mint is a healthy and simple little herb that has been used in cooking and medicines for thousands of years.
giorgiana1976 | Student

The substance called menthol has anesthetic properties and it's calming the gastric mucous membrane. The mint contains isovaleriane, that it is also known for it's calming properties.

Menthol acts like a vasodilatator so it becomes very useful in treating sinusitis. Menthol's calming properties make it a recommended antispasmodic in cases of asthma.

Though, the mint oil is not recommended to pregnant women or breast feeding women.

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