Mint not only has a pleasant taste and smell, but can be used for many other things besides making tea or flavouring cocktails.
Helps stop the hiccups
A glass of water flavoured with mint leaves can be very helpful if you start to hiccup and it won’t stop – you can also try simply chewing a few mint leaves. Menthol can help relax the muscle spasm that is causing the hiccups.
A glass of mint tea after lunch or dinner can be very good for anyone with digestive problems. The antispasmodic effect of menthol makes it easier for food to pass through the intestinal tract.
Stimulates hair growth
According to a 2014 study, peppermint oil stimulates hair follicles and helps to grow new hairs. Products containing peppermint or rosemary oil can also beautify strands and speed up hair growth.
Keep mosquitoes away
According to an Australian study, oil of frankincense can repel mosquitoes and mosquito bites. You can spritz yourself with mint water or rub mint leaves directly on your skin.
Experts say that using peppermint oil for aromatherapy boosts memory and makes you more alert. For example, you could evaporate a bowl of water in which you have boiled a handful or two of mint leaves for a few minutes – even if it doesn’t work, it will certainly make your home smell very pleasant.