Mint Benefits For Medical Drink

                  Mint Benefits For Medical Drink

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Mint is a medicinal and aromatic plant that is used to make infusions and is very suitable in cases of nausea, stomach ailments or indigestion. Drinking water is of utmost importance to the body. In fact, without water, life would be impossible. This fluid helps the body regulate numerous and different functions, in addition to contributing to good health. However, there are different ways to enhance the benefits of water along with other fruits and medicinal plants, such as mint.

Mint is a plant from Central Asia and the Mediterranean. It has a strong aroma, fresh, sweet, spicy and refreshing and its smell reveals its tonic, stimulating and energetic virtues. The distillation of mint produces its essential oil rich in menthol with tonic-digestive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, analgesic, carminative and expectorant properties; widely used in the production of pharmaceuticals, mouths, sweets, shaving lotions, perfumes and to flavor beverages.


Mint leaves are one of the best friends of the barman: among the many drinks that include mint leaves or mint aroma we can mention the créme de Menthe, used in the elaboration of the cocktails "stinger" and "grasshopper"

A very popular herb when it comes to infusions is mint. The mint is a medicinal and aromatic plant appreciated since antiquity due to its therapeutic functions. Currently, it is known that mint is rich in vitamins C and A, minerals (manganese, iron, potassium) and tryptophan, among other nutrients. That is why it is still used to make infusions, in addition to being administered in case of having nausea, stomach ailments, indigestion, cold and even to mitigate the irritable bowel syndrome. Mint also favors the work of the liver to purify it of the toxins that are produced daily. It also promotes the production of bile so it could improve liver function. However, at present the most popular mint cocktail is the mojito, which also contains citrus juice and tequila; and we must not forget the mint schnapps, a popular liquor among the Germans. For example, it was used to treat ailments of the digestive system, skin and respiratory system.


Mint healing properties

  • Calm the stomach, aid in digestion, nausea, intestinal parasites, inflammations, gingivitis, is good for bad breath and stimulates the nervous system. It should not be taken at night because it causes insomnia.

  • The mint combines well with lemon balm or lemon verbena, for digestive disorders or with chamomile for indigestion caused by stress.
  • In aromatherapy is applied by massage to combat poor circulation and abdominal tension, is used as a stimulant for its energizing effect in the emotional part, and as a decongestant and refreshing in the physical aspect. It should be applied with caution on sensitive skin or prone to allergies.
Medicinal Uses Of Mint Leaves


Home remedies with mint

  • Remedy with mint for stomach pain due to indigestion: Boil 5 or 6 grams of fresh mint leaves for 10 minutes and let stand. Drink 2 cups a day after meals.
  • Remedy with mint to decongest the nose: Place a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil in a humidifier to improve breathing.
  • Remedy with mint to relieve tension headaches: Put a drop of peppermint essential oil on the finger and rub at the temples. If the headache is caused by tension.
  • Remedy with mint for toothache: Place a drop of peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball, apply and the discomfort disappears


Infusions to mint to eliminate toxins and take care of our health

1. Infusion of mint

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves (10 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Preparation:
  • In a bowl, heat the water until it is close to its boiling point.
  • Remove the container from the heat and add the mint leaves.
  • Seal the container and allow it to sit for 10 minutes, until its temperature drops and is suitable for consumption.


2. Infusion of lemon and orange with mint

Lemons and oranges are beneficial in combination with the mint. In addition to taking advantage of the benefits of mint, in this infusion, we can enjoy the properties of orange and lemon.

Why the lemon?

In the case of lemon, it contains important amounts of citric acid and substances that help in the treatment of respiratory diseases and also support the functioning of the liver.



The acid produced by the lemon stimulates the production of digestive juices in the stomach and, the better the work of decomposing food in the stomach is performed, the lower the workload of the liver.
On the other hand, the lemon juice is a good natural antiseptic that allows controlling the harmful bacteria that could be found in the food we eat.

Some people recommend drinking water with lemon on an empty stomach to activate the digestive system and detoxify the liver. So, the combination with mint turns out to be even more beneficial.

Why the Orange?

Like lemon, orange contains vitamin C that works as a natural remedy against infections. However, fresh orange juice has detoxifying and purifying properties of the liver and kidneys. Due to its slight diuretic action, orange strengthens the purifying capacity and helps eliminate liquids.
On the other hand, the antioxidants and minerals found in orange lower the acidity in the blood and the toxins in the kidneys.

Daily consumption of natural orange juice gives the body a wide variety of essential nutrients that promote health. Discover its benefits. In conclusion, drinking this infusion once or twice a day will stimulate the functions of the liver, vesicle and increase the production of bile. This substance is responsible for processing the fat in the blood, in addition to promoting alkalinity.

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Ingredients:
  • The juice of 1 orange
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 cups of water (1 liter)
  • 5 tablespoons fresh mint leaves (50 g)

Preparation:
  • The corresponding juices must be obtained from the orange and lemon and the peels must be kept for later addition.
  • In a bowl pour the water and heat until it boils.
  • Next, incorporate mint leaves and orange peel.
  • Let the decoction take place for 5 minutes at high heat so that the ingredients release their properties.
  • Remove from heat and wait for the liquid to reach room temperature.
  • Once the water is warm, add the lemon and orange juice. If you wish, you can sweeten it with a little honey.


3. Drink of lemon, strawberries, and mint



Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of strawberries (166 g)
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves (20 g)

Preparation:
  • Once the ingredients are washed and disinfected, cut the strawberries in half and the sliced lemons.
  • Add the pieces of strawberry and lemon in a jar with water and mint leaves.
  • Allow all ingredients to rest for at least 1 hour.
  • Strain and drink only water.

Note: Once the water is finished, you can refill the container for two or three more times until the flavor has been lost.


4. Infusion of lemon, mint, ginger, and cucumber

This recipe is very easy and, in addition to detoxifying the body, it helps to lose weight.


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 2 slices of cucumber
  • 1 spoonful of chopped ginger (10 g)
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves (10 g)
  • The juice of a ½ lemon

Preparation:
  • In a bowl add water together with cucumber, ginger and mint leaves and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  • After the indicated time, remove from heat and add a few drops of lemon.
  • Once it has cooled a bit, you can drink the tea. If you wish, you can add honey to give it a sweet touch.
  • It is recommended to consume it fasting.

Precautions:
It is not recommended to drink more than two cups of mint tea a day. After a week, it is convenient to wait about 15 days to resume it again. Do not consume in case of suffering gallstones.

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