Mint (Mentha) is an aromatic herb in the mint family that is a cross between watermint and spearmint.
Native to Europe and Asia, it has been used for thousands of years for its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits.
Mint is used as a flavoring in breath mints, candies and other foods. Additionally, many people consume mint as a refreshing, caffeine-free tea.
Mint leaves contain several essential oils including menthol, menthone and limonene.
Menthol gives mint its cooling properties and recognizably minty scent.
While mint tea is often drunk for its flavor, it may also have several health benefits, which include:
May Ease Digestive Upsets
May Help Relieve Tension Headaches and Migraines
May freshen your Breath
May Relieve Clogged Sinuses
May Improve Energy
May Help Relieve Menstrual Cramps
May Fight Bacterial Infections
May Improve Your Sleep
May Aid Weight Loss
May Improvre Seasonal Allergies
May Improve Concentration