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.
- Spearmint relaxes the stomach muscles and offers relief from a wide range of digestive problems, including nausea, flatulence and hiccups.
- Mint juice makes a great face mask for the skin. In addition to skincare, spearmint can also treat infections, rashes, acne and mosquito bites.
- Spearmint improves oral health. It has the ability to override germs and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth, so your mouth and breath stay fresh with routine use.
- You can also take advantage of using warm mint to relieve muscle pain.