Last Modified on Aug 17, 2014
The mint family of plants is wide and world-encompassing, and everywhere you find it, you find it put to use for a bountiful array of home remedies. Mint's delightful scent is a natural relaxant perfect for aromatherapy. That same aroma makes it a great way to kill bad breath or even body odor. Likewise, it can help to soothe nausea and is treasured by mother's as a remedy for morning sickness!
Mint tea is taken for all sorts of stomach disorders and can likewise curb the appetite so that we eat less--a great diet aid! Your cat adores the stuff too (catnip is in the mint family). Peppermint essential oil (essentially, menthol) can be used extensively for skin conditions or can be applied to the temples to help you relax or quickly relieve headache pain.
Make Mint Tea: Steep fresh-cut leaves for about five minutes for your own homemade mint tea to soothe heartburn, relieve an upset stomach, relax your muscles, relieve sinus pressure, tame a migraine, or reduce flatulence.
Table of Contents
- Acid Reflux
- Bad Breath
- Blood Sugar
- Body Odor
- Bug Repellant
- Dental Issues
- Ear Mites
- General Feedback
- Nail Polish Remover
- Pain Relief
- Side Effects
- Sore Throat
- Stomach Ache
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Weight Loss
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[WORKED TEMPORARILY] Peppermint! I have had Acid Reflux now for 6 years and tried medicine, which doesnt work, apple cider vinegar, which made me vomit, and all sorts of remedies. I tried a lifesaver peppermint and it temporarilly helps me stomach settle! Not a cure, and not sure if it will help you, but why not give it a try?
Directions: Simply eat one or two peppermints
Peppermint cured my burning throat pain for the night, however it doesn't end acid reflux either. I carry a bag of peppermints in my room when I get attacks.
[YEA] I spent 2 years fighting acid reflux. I ate antacids like candy til the doctor put me on Zantac, then I started taking those like candy. Finally, my pastor gave me some dried mint leaves and told me to steep 1 teaspoon in a cup of water and drink. One cup a day for a week. By the second day I hadn't had an attack. By the end of the week I threw away my Zantac. The tea was only used for a week as it was. After about 1 month the erosion was healed and it would be 4 years before I would have heartburn again. I drink the tea and have no more problems. I use vinegar once or twice a year if I get heartburn again but the tea did a total turn around. None of my doctors believe I used to have acid reflux. Note: the mint used can even be the kind you find on the spice rack at the local grocery store.
[YEA] I have heard of mint juice as an Indian remedy. Haven't tried it though.
[YEA] I just did my science fair project on this subject and got a 1st, and Best of Show. I found that peppermint will actually lower the acidity in your stomach. Like a mint (like peppermint candy) or peppermint tea will help lower the acid in your stomach that produces the acid that gives you heartburn.
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I would love to know if you've had any further developments on this front. A couple years ago I had myself checked out because I had always had abnormal facial hair (my mom always attributed it to heredity), continual weight loss and gain, irregular periods, etc. But I felt it was something more. An external and internal ultrasound showed that I had ovarian polyps, an earlier stage of PCOS.
At that time I had maintained a healthier lifestyle (diet and exercise) with little processed foods and simple sugars out of habit rather than restriction, which had held the polyps at bay. That has changed within the past year and I have noticed a difference on every front. Spearment tea sounds like a wonderful idea and I would love to give it a go so I am thoroughly interested in your findings.