The idea of The Swinging Leaf stemmed from the pressures we face in the modern day world, with the daily grind of city life creating pressure on our bodies, leading to stress and a host of ailments connected to a fast paced lifestyle and the constant onslaught of a polluted environment.

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MINT

Mint is the common name for the mentha plant which is a perennial plant species growing all year round in spots of moist soil, in damp and wet environments. In India, we know it by the name of pudina, and encounter it frequently in chutneys and other food, appreciating its characteristic bitter, zingy taste. Have you ever wondered what the health benefits of mint may be? Here are the ones we know of!

Health benefits of Mint

Mint has been known to cure and prevent a wide range of ailments. Most major systems of the body benefit from a regular, controlled intake of mint in one’s diet.

Mint works wonder for the digestive system. It is especially effective in treating indigestion and gastroenteritis. The antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties of mint soothe an upset stomach. Problems of flatulence and abdominal bloating can also be cured by mint, which eliminates disease-causing bacteria in the stomach. It gives us relief from stomach pain as well.

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Prevention against stomach ulcers is another benefit of mint. It helps ease the excretory system, giving respite against problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Mint also curbs feeling of nausea and vomiting, which arise from a generally unhealthy digestive system. It can also help women with morning sickness feel better.

Mint promotes a healthy respiratory system, and has been known to help people with asthma. Its powerful anti-inflammatory properties help clear congestion in the entire nasal tract, starting from the lungs to the nose, making it an excellent relaxant. It also helps treat common cold and throat infections, providing relief to chronic coughs.

Another health benefit of mint is that it can aid weight loss. Since it stimulates digestive enzymes and ensures better absorption of nutrients in the body, consumption of mint has been known to increase one’s metabolism, which in turn ensures weight control.

The exceptional germicidal and antibacterial properties of mint make it the perfect agent for oral care. It helps prevent tooth decay, plaque and bacteria causing bad breath. Mint has an important role to play in skin-care as well. Free radicals and toxins cause acne, breakouts, and skin irritation. The antioxidants in mint prevent all these problems, giving us clear, radiant skin!

Mint and mental health

Many recent studies have happily concluded that mint helps boost mental health. This tiny, but potent leaf alleviates the cloudy haze of stress that looms over the mind when one is knee-deep into their tiring usual routine. Mint helps wonderfully ease feelings of anxiety and depression by increasing serotonin (the happy hormone) in the brain.

Mint also improves concentration power and memory retention. It strengthens one’s natural defence against fatigue, increases mental alertness, calms the mind, and uplifts the mood.

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The Swinging Leaf’s experiment with Mint

 

How could we know about these delightful benefits of mint and not bring it to you, for you to enjoy?

Our infusions ‘Turmeric Therapy’ and ‘Basil Bliss’ are enriched with the goodness of mint, because it brings out the best in these herbs. Could mint bring out the best in you? Find out! Try any of our cuppas that feel nothing short of minty magic.