Friday, 24 October 2014

Mint Alleviates Wrinkles and helps in other Ailments

Mint is not only a mouth freshener, but it has several medicinal properties.It is excellent for digestion and the overall functions of digestive system. 

It also acts as an antibiotic and has the following uses in home remedies.

1. It kills the bad smell, when its juice mixed with water is kept for sometime in the mouth or used in gurgling.

2. Its juice helps in healing of wounds. The paste of few leaves of mint kills the bad odor of wounds. 

3. Its paste is good for skin diseases and rashes.

4. The mixture of mint and onion juice alleviates the effects of sunstroke.

5. An equal amount of lemon, mint and onion juice is used in cholera in traditional medicines.

6. Its juice reduces or even stops nausea and vomiting.

7. The drink made of cumin-seeds, asafoetida, black pepper, salt and mint is given during stomach ache.

8. The mint tea is good during fever.

9. The chewing of few mint leaves stops the hiccups.

10. The paste of mint is also used as a face pack to alleviate wrinkles.

11. The paste of mint and honey alleviates the effect of diarrhea.

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