What is the role of mint?
It is effective in clearing the airways in cases of sinusitis, rhinitis and bronchitis. The mint pepper facilitates digestion: thanks to the action of its phenolic compounds, the mint relieves digestive spasms and stimulates bile secretions.
Benefits digestives of themint infusion
- a great digestive antispasmodic;
- carminative: it removes gas and intestinal putrefaction;
- aphrodisiac (it is nicknamed herb of Venus);
- sedative in low doses and tonic in high doses;
An ornamental or condiment plant, the mint is also part of the history of herbal medicine. She is renowned for its ability to relax muscles, treat digestive problems and for its antiseptic and toning properties. It also stimulates bile secretion and perspiration.
Its most used variety in herbal medicine is peppermint. It has a serratifolié structure with square stems. Its color is green and it is harvested annually. It is sown in spring and harvested in summer. It is found in Europe, Asia and North America.
Mint is consumed all over the world and is highly appreciated for its incomparable freshness. In the kitchen, it slips easily into dishes and desserts to which it brings a pleasant exotic flavor.
Consuming mint tea is a great idea. Indeed, researchers have noticed that when peppermint leaf is consumed as an infusion, 75% of its phenolic compounds are found in the herbal tea. Mint leaf infusions would therefore retain a good part of their antioxidant capacities.
Under the right conditions, mint spreads quickly and can become invasive. It can be contained by planting it in large pots or by encircling it with a metal band driven 5 cm to 10 cm into the ground and exceeding 12 cm to 15 cm. It is recommended to change its place every three or four years.