Mint – Healthline Evidence-based

  • While not typically consumed in large quantities, mint does contain a fair amount of nutrients including Vitamin A, Iron, Manganese and Folate. Mint is a particularly good source of Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that is critical for eye health and night vision.
  • Mint is a potent source of antioxidants, especially when compared to other herbs and spices. Antioxidants help protect your body from oxidative stress, a type of damage to cells caused by free radicals
  • Adding mint to your diet may Improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a common digestive tract disorder characterized by digestive symptoms like stomach pain, gas, bloating and changes in bowel habits.
  • Mint may assist in relieving indigestion and other digestive problems such as upset stomach and indigestion.
  • Mint could Improve brain function. In addition to ingesting mint, there are claims that inhaling the aroma of essential oils from the plant could provide health benefits, including improved brain function.
  • Mint subjectively improves cold symptoms. Many people believe menthol is an effective nasal decongestant that can get rid of congestion and improve airflow and breathing.  This is likely to provide at least some relief to those affected by a cold or the flu.
  • Mint may mask bad breath.