New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. Mint Tea Benefits: Be it summer dishes or drinks, mint enhances the taste of all these things and also benefits health. You can include mint in your diet in many ways. Mint can be added to all these foods like ice cream, soda, chutney, shakes etc.

Mint, an aromatic herb, known for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It is known to have originated in the countries of Asia and the Mediterranean. The Greeks named it after their mythological character ‘Mintha’, which is a river. From apple, lemon, banana, strawberry to chocolate mint, you will find many varieties of mint. This herb is widely used for cough and cold, pain relievers as well as as a flavoring agent in sweets and other dishes.

So let’s know about the benefits of mint:

Relieves heat and is great for skin too

Mint has always been a food used during summers in India. It not only cools the body instantly, but is also beneficial for the skin. It can be used in many ways, from chutney to garnishing summer drinks.

makes digestion easier

Describing the benefits of mint, experts say that it contains a compound called menthol, which eases digestion and keeps acidity and weakness away.

Keeps away headache due to heat

Headache is also common in summers. If you also struggle with this often, then consuming mint can refresh you. In addition, it is also beneficial for your skin. Mint keeps your skin healthy, fresh and clean. This means that by consuming mint, you can avoid acne, pimples in the summer season.

To get relief from the heat, make mint-tea like this

For this you will need:

6-7 mint leaves

1 cup hot water

Method

Mix mint leaves in a cup of hot water.

Cover this and leave it for 0 minutes.

Now filter it and drink it hot.

Mint leaves are rich in vitamin-A, vitamin-C and B-complex, phosphorous, calcium and have anti-bacterial properties. It works to promote brain health along with improving hemoglobin levels. Because the amount of calories in mint is very less, so it also proves helpful in weight loss.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Edited By: Ruhee Parvez