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Benefits and harms of mint


The mint is known for its many health benefits, and mint can be grown in small bowls placed near sunny windows, the presence of mint near the windows helps to keep ants and flies away, and in fact consumes mint fresh, or dried, as well as in the preparation of many dishes The main, the salads, the sauces, the mint oil is used in the manufacture of some products, such as toothpaste, milk, candy, and beauty products, and it should be noted that when purchasing fresh mint, fresh leaves should be selected, and when stored it is better placed in a large bag of Plastic, then save in the fridge for no more than a week.

Damage to the mint and the dangers of its use

Eating or using mint is a food source, provided the amount intake is normal and does not exceed the recommended quantities daily.

Mint damage

Mint is as harmful as other herbs in some cases, including:

In people with acute appendicitis associated with the mint family, the mint may cause oral and oral allergy, or use a toothpaste containing mint.

It is recommended not to use gastric lye mint oil for those who suffer from stomach acid loss, this may dissolve the cover early in digestion, knowing that the mint may cause heartburn

Peppermint oil may cause incineration in people with diarrhea.

The dangers of using mint

Be careful when using mint, and avoid using it in some cases, including:

Avoid the use of mint when you feel symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease

Avoid using mint oil in large doses, exceeding the recommended amounts daily, its effect may be toxic

Use mint products with extreme caution if there is a previous gallstones infection

Avoid taking medications that interact with the mint, which requires consulting your doctor

Avoid pregnant and lactating women to eat more sperm than recommended

Avoid using mint oil for children under the age of 2 years, which can cause problems that damage the respiratory system.

Benefits of minting

Prevention has many health benefits, including:

Relieving allergy symptoms: Mint may help to relieve symptoms associated with seasonal allergies, because it contains rosemary acid, or rosemary acid, an antioxidant, and an anti-inflammatory agent.

Reducing the risk of stomach ulcers: Anine can help reduce the risk of stomach ulcers associated with regular use of analgesics and alcohol, as it contains menthol, which helps protect the lining of the stomach from the negative effects of endomethasin (and ethanol) 

Get rid of bad breath: Frankincense or mint-flavored sugars helps temporarily cover the irritating smells of the mouth, and can eliminate bacteria that cause irritating odors in the mouth by drinking mint tea or chewing fresh mint leaves. 

Relieving the pain of insect stings: Mint oil, and some types of products that are used in preparation, such as ointments and softening creams, are used to relieve the pain that may be left by the stings of some insects, or some types of skin, due to its ability to soothe and cool the skin. 

Reducing the pain associated with breastfeeding: Nursing mothers may experience some cracks and pains in the nipple area, making breastfeeding painful and irritating, despite its great benefits to mother and baby, so mint drenching may reduce the risk of nipple fissures and pains Accompanying it, especially when women who breastfeed their babies for the first time. 

Relief of symptoms of indigestion and gas: Indigestion occurs when food stays in the stomach for a long time, and can be reduced from the symptoms by passing the food in the stomach faster, by adding mint oil for some food dishes, in addition to it may help increase the secretion and flow of the makers, which contributes to the speed of Easy digestion, it also helps to relieve the pain associated with the formation of gases, so mint tea is frequently used to treat bloating. 

Improving irritable bowel syndrome: Taking peppermint oil capsules may help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and capsules are recommended instead of mint leaves because it contains menthol compound, which is thought to help relax the muscles of the digestive system. 

Improving symptoms associated with cold and flu: The mint contains menthol, which is an anti-decongestant, which helps reduce the difficulty of inhaling air from the nose and reduces sore throats, relieving some of the symptoms associated with the cold, or flu.