Mint - the main advantage is its beneficial effect on irritations of the digestive system. It has a relaxing effect on the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract and thus reduces pain. It is irreplaceable in treating digestive problems such as flatulence and constipation. It is all thanks to the menthol content in the mint leaves, which reduces the secretion of bile. In the case of problems with the digestive system, the best solution is an infusion of mint leaves and stems, which is worth consuming even prophylactically after large and difficult to digest dishes.
In the case of indigestion with impaired juice secretion, peppermint increases the amount of gastric juice, which improves digestion and assimilation of food. At this point, it should also be added that mint is a great support, for people who want to lose unnecessary kilograms. Because mint, by influencing the digestive processes, support the slimming process. Mint is also effective in the case of irritable bowel syndrome.
In the case of its antimicrobial activity, mint owes it to the tannins it contains and some components of the essential oil, especially menthol and menthon. According to experts, mint is also supposed to have a positive effect on the fight against yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida, as well as dermatophytes and mold fungi.
Mint owes this effect to the content of menthol, which gently relaxes the muscles. If we drink mint leaf tea before going to bed, our sleep will be much calmer than normal.