What are Summers without a glass of spiced buttermilk and pudina leaves? Mint or Pudina chutney is another Indian favourite. Pudina is one of the oldest culinary herbs known to man, Indians especially are no stranger to pudina.
Pudina with its health properties makes it an important ingredient for natural medicine. We all know that Pudina works great as a laxative. However, this herb is also rich in antioxidants and excellent for managing blood sugar levels and treating skin issues. This Summer, let us look at some benefits of Pudina-
Helps to beat stress
With its strong aroma and soothing effect, Pudina is an essential part of aromatherapy. Pudina has adaptogenic properties that boost the body's natural resilience to stress, and it's extremely refreshing to breathe in the aroma of pudina. You can have pudina chai in the morning for its various health benefits.
Pudina for Skincare
The powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties of pudina leaves help treat acne and lower inflammation and redness associated with acne outbreaks. Pudina leaves contain a high amount of salicylic acid and vitamin A which reduces the production of sebum oil in the skin. Thus, it helps prevent acne.
Improves respiratory ailments
Pudina leaves are highly recommended for patients with Asthma, as they act as an effective relaxant and relieve chest congestion. Regular consumption of pudina leaves can have a soothing effect on asthmatic patients. Pudina is also proven to help clear a stuffy nose, and menthol eases breathing.
Pudina is good for oral health
You just ate garlic soup so your next move would be to pop up a pack of chewing gum, but this time try to find a pudina leaf to freshen your breath. Pudina leaves contain germicidal properties and can be used to clear plaque deposition on your teeth. The menthol in toothpaste, mouthwash, or chewing gums can reduce oral bacteria and keep the mouth healthy.
There are several vitamins and antioxidants in pudina that enhance immunity. These vitamins help protect your cells from damage, and pudina leaves can inhibit some enzymes that can cause tumour formation.
Helps during pregnancy
The common complaint of breastfeeding mothers is sore and cracked nipples. Applying pudina essential oil has been shown to ease pain and heal soreness and cracked nipples.
Help in weight loss
Pudina is an essential ingredient in losing weight healthily. Pudina leaves enhance digestion and boost metabolism to help you lose weight. Pudina tea is a great calorie-free, refreshing beverage for weight loss.
Keep hair healthy
Pudina leaves are a great source of carotene and antioxidants that promote hair growth as well as prevent hair loss. Pudina leaves' antimicrobial and antifungal properties prevent dandruff, head lice, and other hair issues.
The pudina leaves are known to be an amazing appetizer. They promote digestion by stimulating digestion enzymes. Pudina oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help relieve indigestion and other stomach infections. The presence of methanol in it also works to soothe spasms.