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Mint is a humble herb, able to survive in extremely harsh conditions: that is why it represents sobriety and temperance, as well as being the symbol of a love that remains strong against adversities. This popular herb has many benefits which include digestion, relief from nausea and skin treatments, but the majority of us knows it for the mouth and breath freshener (mentine, just to be clear) The main power of mint is that it is a great palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. When your stomach feels sick, drinking a cup of mint tea can give you relief. Also, if you are someone who travels long distances via plane or boat, the menthol oil derived from mint can be very soothing for nausea and related motion sickness. Mint leaves, especially freshly crushed leaves help you deal with nausea and headache. The strong and refreshing aroma of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. Use mint oil or any other product having mint flavor and your stomach issues will be alleviated. In fact, many people keep menthol oil or mint-flavored products with them at all times to avoid nausea. Balms with a mint base or basic mint oil, when rubbed on the forehead and nose, gives quick relief in case of a headache. The herb is a naturally soothing substance, so it can alleviate the inflammation and temperature rise that is often associated with headaches and migraines. Another great way of using mint is against respiratory disorders and coughs: the strong aroma of the herb is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs, which gives relief from respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold.As mint cools and soothes the throat, nose and other respiratory channels, it relieves the irritation which causes chronic coughing.
This is the main reason why so many balms are based on mint. Unlike the inhalers that are based on aerosols, those with mint as the fundamental component tend to be more effective and eco-friendly as well. Mint is a magical herb, why not give it a try?