It grows in shady, damp places and also on dry, rocky ground. Among the ancients, the scent of this herb was highly esteemed. In herbals, mint tea is used to help the digestion, revive the appetite and alleviate rheumatism. Pepper mint and spear mint are used as herbals to improve the appetite and digestion. Added to the bathwater, an infusion of pepper mint helps cure skin disorders and invigorates the bather.
Mint’s health benefits were well-known to the ancients. All mint varieties contain menthol, a compound which facilitates digestion and has antiseptic properties. The Chinese used mint to combat spasms and to calm upset stomachs. The modern world certainly hasn’t abandoned such ancient wisdom; in fact, many still swear by mint infusions to cure hiccups and to alleviate migraine pains. Too much menthol, however, has an adverse affect on the nervous system, and can even be fatal.
Mint is useful with the following
Mentha species is great in helping and treating the following problems and conditions- digestion, heartburn, cramps, nausea, flatulence, discomfort from over-eating, colic, vomiting, nervous tension, anxiety, stress.