Fresh mint is available all year long and grows abundantly in the warm summer months. Mint not only smells great and adds lots of flavor to recipes, but also offers quite a few health benefits worth mentioning. It is widely used in toothpaste, medicines, antibacterials for infections, shampoos and more. It can also be taken to treat an upset stomach or help with heartburn. Scroll through the slideshow to learn more about five varieties of mint, then use it in your own kitchen in some of our delicious recipes.
- Peppermint is one of the oldest and tastiest home remedies for indigestion.
- The essential oil of peppermint stops the growth of many different bacteria. It can inhibit the growth of certain types of fungus as well.
- Peppermint contains rosmarinic acid, which is beneficial for asthma sufferers. Extracts of peppermint can also help relieve the nasal symptoms of a cold.