Mint plants contain an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent called rosmarinic acid which is helpful in curing seasonal allergy symptoms.
Mint contains menthol, that helps to break up mucus, making it easier to expel. Menthol also has a cooling effect and can help relieve a sore throat, especially when combined with tea.
Mint has a calming and soothing effect over upset stomach. It helps in speed and easy digestion. Peppermint is also thought to relieve pain and discomfort from gas and bloating.
Menthol in mint has a potential role in preventing gastric ulcers associated with alcohol consumption and regular use of painkiller
Mint is a natural anti-microbial agent and breath freshener.
Mint has the effect of healing the skin affected by insect bites or rashes.
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