Mint

MintSanskrit name: Pudinah, Rocani
Botanical name: Mentha arvensis
Habitat: It is native to Europe, western and central Asia

 

 

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Pungent
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

Mint has been used in food as a flavoring agent for many centuries. Mint is both carminative and expectorant. It helps in regulating the digestive system and the bowel movements. It is antiseptic and antibacterial in nature, hence can help in regulating blood circulation and purification. It helps with respiratory tract disorders and common cold. Mint leaves help in reliving the pain in toothaches and swollen gums. It helps to keep the body hydrated in summer heat. Common Folks in India applies crushed leaves of Mint on the forehead and temple to cure headaches.

Contraindications

No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.

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